Chamber in the News

December 19, 2014


Lawmakers OK deal to put sales tax hike for road fixes on ballot
Lansing State Journal
Immediate reaction to the deal, which many observers considered highly unlikely as recently as Wednesday, was mostly positive, though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Regional Chamber were among the groups that criticized the plan.

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December 18, 2014


WZZM

Lawmakers work out deal to hike sales tax to pay for roads
WZZM
Immediate reaction to the deal, which many observers considered highly unlikely as recently as Wednesday, was mostly positive, though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce was among those who said they don't support the plan. The deal calls for: Raising ...

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December 18, 2014


Detroit Free Press

Lawmakers work out deal to hike sales tax to pay for roads
Detroit Free Press
LANSING – Michigan voters will be asked in May to approve increasing the sales tax from 6% to 7% to raise $1.2 billion a year to fix Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges, under a deal announced today by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders from both ...

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December 18, 2014


Northwood and Michigan Chamber offer new essay contest for high school ...
MLive.com
MIDLAND, MI — Northwood University and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce have started a new essay contest for high school students to earn cash prizes, and will be holding prep courses for interested students. The first prep course for the Michigan ...

December 17, 2014


Michigan Capitol Confidential

Bill to Curb Local Government Meddling Dies in House
Michigan Capitol Confidential
... 5977 include: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce; Associated Builders and Contractors; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Restaurant Association; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Retailers Association; and Grand Rapids Area ...

December 15, 2014


Detroit Free Press

Road funding talks to resume in Lansing Tuesday
Detroit Free Press
Snyder, along with business leaders such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, labor leaders and others, have been pushing for more than two years to significantly increase the amount of money spent annually on roads and bridges. They say the ...

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December 15, 2014


Detroit Metro Times (blog)

Here's what Michigan is the absolute worst at, according to Thrillist
Detroit Metro Times (blog)
And perhaps now may be the best time: If the Legislature doesn't act soon, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, arguably the most powerful lobby group in the state, has indicated it might circumvent Lansing and head straight to voters to spark a fire on the ...

December 15, 2014


The Detroit News

Protests, plunging prices fuel drilling lull
The Detroit News
In an email sent to legislators, a Michigan Chamber of Commerce official argued the bills would create "mini Department of Environmental Quality outposts in every municipality across the state" that could "limit or regulate out of business the oil and gas ...

December 14, 2014


Governor makes appointments to Central Michigan University board
The Morning Sun
Studley is president & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Chamber's Business Advocacy Team in 1981 as Manager of Taxation and Labor Relations. He serves as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, ...

December 12, 2014


Central Michigan Life

Governor Synder appoints Studley, reappoints Wardrop to Board of Trustees
Central Michigan Life
Studley is the president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He serves as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, chairman of the U.S. Chamber's Accreditation Committee for state and local chambers and is a member of ...