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Alibaba's Jack Ma will bring his message to Detroit - Detroit Free Press

May 20, 2017 - 23:17

Detroit Free Press

Alibaba's Jack Ma will bring his message to Detroit
Detroit Free Press
Closer to home, the Alibaba team has been working with MEDC, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Detroit Chinese Business Association, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Farm Bureau in staging ...

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Astroturf? Facebook Page Promotes Union Politics Under Tea Party Flag - Michigan Capitol Confidential

May 19, 2017 - 08:23

Michigan Capitol Confidential

Astroturf? Facebook Page Promotes Union Politics Under Tea Party Flag
Michigan Capitol Confidential
Other groups which have called for new school employees to be shifted to a 401(k)-type plan include the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business - Michigan, Michigan Realtors, Michigan Homebuilders Association, ...

House Tax Committee could pass Tax Tribunal reform legislation by week's end - The Peninsula

May 17, 2017 - 08:45

House Tax Committee could pass Tax Tribunal reform legislation by week's end
The Peninsula
Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Township) and has received extensive support from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The entity it proposes to revamp is Michigan's Tax Tribunal–the sole court of jurisdiction for property tax appeals in the state. Proponents ...

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Civil Service Commissioner named to conservative think tank's board - Lansing State Journal

May 12, 2017 - 14:07

Lansing State Journal

Civil Service Commissioner named to conservative think tank's board
Lansing State Journal
In a news release, the Mackinac Center made only a passing mention of the Civil Service Commission and instead praised Barrett's longtime leadership of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, noting "Barrett's leadership of the Michigan Chamber in its ...
Mackinac Center Welcomes James Barrett to BoardMackinac Center for Public Policy

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Mackinac Center Welcomes James Barrett to Board - Mackinac Center for Public Policy

May 12, 2017 - 10:23

Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Mackinac Center Welcomes James Barrett to Board
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
MIDLAND — The Mackinac Center for Public Policy welcomes the newest member of its board of directors, James (Jim) Barrett. Barrett — who was president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for 32 years — joins the Center's board, bringing a ...

Trump Is Disregarding Senate Norms to Get His Judges on the Bench - Center For American Progress

May 12, 2017 - 09:11

Center For American Progress

Trump Is Disregarding Senate Norms to Get His Judges on the Bench
Center For American Progress
When Larsen ran for re-election in 2016, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce—no friend of working people or transparent politics—supported her with $2 million in spending on television ads. The chamber opposes campaign finance laws and advocates for ...

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Michigan Senate may pass bill lifting regulations on campaign funding - The Michigan Daily

May 11, 2017 - 10:08

The Michigan Daily

Michigan Senate may pass bill lifting regulations on campaign funding
The Michigan Daily
Though campaign finance law has been heavily criticized for allowing wealth to heavily influence elections, Bob LaBrant, general counsel for the Sterling Corporation and a former executive with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said in an interview ...

FIELDS of DREAMS - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

May 11, 2017 - 01:06

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

FIELDS of DREAMS
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Traverse City, Michigan's Chamber of Commerce commissioned a study to determine the economic impact of youth sports tournaments that annually bring 15,900 people – athletes and their families – to the area. In addition to measuring economic impact, the ...

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Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Governor Snyder's Appointment Of Judge Kurtis Wilder To - PR Newswire (press release)

May 9, 2017 - 16:13

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Governor Snyder's Appointment Of Judge Kurtis Wilder To
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded Governor Snyder's pick of Kurtis T. Wilder for the Michigan Supreme Court. Judge Wilder, who has served on the Michigan Court of Appeals ...

Panelists discuss health care - The Hillsdale Daily News

May 9, 2017 - 09:52

The Hillsdale Daily News

Panelists discuss health care
The Hillsdale Daily News
... president and CEO Hillsdale Hospital, Jeremiah Hodshire, director of organizational development at Hillsdale Hospital, Wendy Block, director of health policy and human resources with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Annette Frosh, CEO of Nash ...

Senate bill would allow political candidates to solicit big money - Detroit Free Press

May 4, 2017 - 12:41

Detroit Free Press

Senate bill would allow political candidates to solicit big money
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — Candidates in Michigan would be able to skirt campaign finance limits under a bill approved today by the Senate Elections committee. Under the bill, candidates could solicit unlimited contributions to independent expenditure committees or ...

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Start of school year gets political - Michigan Radio

May 3, 2017 - 10:44

Start of school year gets political
Michigan Radio
So, a dozen years later, when a bill was rolled out in this session to let schools once again start before Labor Day the travel industry and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce went to work to stop it. But, they failed to block it in the Senate Education ...

Kelley Cawthorne Announces Hire of Public Affairs Veteran Jim Kirsch As Lobbyist - Markets Insider

May 3, 2017 - 09:52

Kelley Cawthorne Announces Hire of Public Affairs Veteran Jim Kirsch As Lobbyist
Markets Insider
Kirsch serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the University Club of MSU Membership Committee. He also was the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Medal for his service during ...

Kelley Cawthorne Announces Hire of Public Affairs Veteran Jim Kirsch As Lobbyist - Yahoo Finance

May 1, 2017 - 10:11

Kelley Cawthorne Announces Hire of Public Affairs Veteran Jim Kirsch As Lobbyist
Yahoo Finance
Kirsch serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the University Club of MSU Membership Committee. He also was the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Medal for his service during ...

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Kelley Cawthorne Announces Hire of Public Affairs Veteran Jim Kirsch As Lobbyist - PR Newswire (press release)

May 1, 2017 - 10:03

Kelley Cawthorne Announces Hire of Public Affairs Veteran Jim Kirsch As Lobbyist
PR Newswire (press release)
Kirsch serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the University Club of MSU Membership Committee. He also was the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Medal for his service during ...

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Pot activists push to put legalization on 2018 ballot in Michigan - WZZM

May 1, 2017 - 06:47

WZZM

Pot activists push to put legalization on 2018 ballot in Michigan
WZZM
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce's president and CEO, Rich Studley, said businesses worry about safety and productivity on the job and on the roadways. “I don't want to be working on an assembly line or construction site with someone who is drunk or ...

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Pot activists push to put legalization on 2018 ballot in Michigan - Detroit Free Press

April 30, 2017 - 22:11

Detroit Free Press

Pot activists push to put legalization on 2018 ballot in Michigan
Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce's president and CEO, Rich Studley, said businesses worry about safety and productivity on the job and on the roadways. “I don't want to be working on an assembly line or construction site with someone who is drunk or ...

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Past pay should not affect women's income, Dems say - Spartan Newsroom

April 28, 2017 - 10:55

Past pay should not affect women's income, Dems say
Spartan Newsroom
Some state associations, like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, oppose the legislation. “It's easy to assign nefarious motives to employers who are asking candidates prior salary history,” said Wendy Block, the chamber's director of health policy and ...

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Trump Vetting Extremist Judges to Fill Record Number of Empty Seats - Center For American Progress

April 27, 2017 - 09:03

Center For American Progress

Trump Vetting Extremist Judges to Fill Record Number of Empty Seats
Center For American Progress
One potential nominee, Justice Joan Larsen, has little experience as a judge. She was appointed in September 2015 and reelected in 2016 with the help of $2 million from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a longtime spender on Michigan Supreme Court ...

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Daniel Papineau Joins Michigan Chamber of Commerce Lobbying Team - PR Newswire (press release)

April 26, 2017 - 17:10

PR Newswire (press release)

Daniel Papineau Joins Michigan Chamber of Commerce Lobbying Team
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Daniel Papineau has joined the statewide business organization as Director of Tax Policy. Papineau comes to the Michigan Chamber ...