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Hispanic chamber launches foundation - grbj.com

September 26, 2017 - 13:37

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Hispanic chamber launches foundation
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The Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce produces various events in the region, such as its Business Expo! Photo via fb.com. A local chamber of commerce has formed a foundation that will fund services for Latinos in the ...

Proposed auto insurance bills could drastically cut rates in Michigan - Lansing State Journal

September 26, 2017 - 13:12

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Proposed auto insurance bills could drastically cut rates in Michigan
Lansing State Journal
LANSING — A broad coalition of groups from across Michigan gathered in Lansing Tuesday to announce a package of bills that could reduce auto insurance rates up to 50%. The groups ranged from the NAACP to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to ...

Proposed auto insurance bills could drastically cut rates in Michigan - Detroit Free Press

September 26, 2017 - 12:15

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Proposed auto insurance bills could drastically cut rates in Michigan
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — A broad coalition of groups from across Michigan gathered in Lansing Tuesday to announce a package of bills that could reduce auto insurance rates up to 50%. The groups ranged from the NAACP to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to ...
Duggan, Leonard seek major cut in auto insurance costsThe Detroit News

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Duggan, Leonard seek major cut in auto insurance costs - The Detroit News

September 26, 2017 - 11:33

The Detroit News

Duggan, Leonard seek major cut in auto insurance costs
The Detroit News
... the proposal alongside a broad group of business and community leaders, including Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony, trial attorney Mark Berstein, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser and Michigan Chamber of Commerce CEO Rich ...

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Chamber honors ATHENA winners - grbj.com

September 25, 2017 - 13:24

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Chamber honors ATHENA winners
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The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of its ATHENA Young Professional Award and the recipients of five scholarships. At a luncheon last week at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids attended by more than 600 people, the ...

Michigan state worker collective bargaining reforms to spur more fights - Lansing State Journal

September 25, 2017 - 07:23

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Michigan state worker collective bargaining reforms to spur more fights
Lansing State Journal
Background: Retired in 2008 as president, CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Appointed: In 2011, by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Term expires: Dec. 31, 2020. Janet McClelland. Official affiliation: Independent. Background: Retired in 2014 as ...

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Firefighters in Lyon Township battle blaze at Scorpions Motorcycle Club - nbc25news.com

September 22, 2017 - 09:22

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Firefighters in Lyon Township battle blaze at Scorpions Motorcycle Club
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Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...

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New Effort Begins To Raise MI Minimum Wage - News/Talk 94.9 WSJM

September 21, 2017 - 19:01

New Effort Begins To Raise MI Minimum Wage
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She told Michigan News Network that even though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce opposes the plan, there are some who think it's a good idea. “We have small businesses that are supporting, and they are operating on business plans where they said, ...

Fake News Tries To Downplay Kid Rock's Senate Chances With Suspect Poll - The Liberty Conservative

September 21, 2017 - 18:22

Fake News Tries To Downplay Kid Rock's Senate Chances With Suspect Poll
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“Shields is a Board Director of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber Services Corporation and the Advisory Board of the Lansing Community College Marketing Department. He was appointed by Governor John Engler to serve on the ...

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Michigan state worker reforms celebrated, booed - Lansing State Journal

September 21, 2017 - 11:33

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Michigan state worker reforms celebrated, booed
Lansing State Journal
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce. ***. “Whether it's union members being paid by taxpayers to work on union business or preventing incompetent workers from being fired or demoted, it's clear that union rules often serve to protect the union, rather ...

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Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers - Crain's Detroit Business

September 21, 2017 - 04:18

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Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers
Crain's Detroit Business
Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...
Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unionsMLive.com
Civil Service Commission votes to limit collective bargaining for state workersLansing State Journal
State panel limits union bargaining for state workersThe Detroit News

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Group Looking To Raise Michigan Minimum Wage To $12 By 2022 - CBS Detroit

September 20, 2017 - 21:37

CBS Detroit

Group Looking To Raise Michigan Minimum Wage To $12 By 2022
CBS Detroit
She says that even though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce opposes the plan, there are some who think it's a good idea. “We have small businesses that are supporting and they are operating on business plans where they said 'it may take us some time ...

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Gov. Snyder signs legislation aligning state elections, federal case law - UpperMichigansSource.com

September 20, 2017 - 18:32

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Gov. Snyder signs legislation aligning state elections, federal case law
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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of State will now have clear statutory guidance and a framework within which it can regulate independent expenditure committees thanks to bills signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “The Supreme Court of ...

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UPDATE: Michigan State Police trooper dies following crash in Rockford - nbc25news.com

September 20, 2017 - 17:56

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UPDATE: Michigan State Police trooper dies following crash in Rockford
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Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...

Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers - SFGate

September 20, 2017 - 17:09

SFGate

Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers
SFGate
Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...
Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unionsMLive.com
State panel limits union bargaining for state workersThe Detroit News

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies - Life Pulse Health

September 20, 2017 - 16:54

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies
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“Across the country we have seen revenue-hungry local governments enact local taxes on products they determine consumers should not purchase,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. “These types of excise taxes result in the creation of ...

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies - PR Newswire (press release)

September 20, 2017 - 16:41

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced today in both the State House and Senate that would preempt local governments from ...

New legislation aligns state elections regulation with federal case law - UPMatters.com

September 20, 2017 - 15:57

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New legislation aligns state elections regulation with federal case law
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This codifies the ruling in Citizens United by the United States Supreme Court, and Michigan Chamber of Commerce v Land by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 2010. The bills provide clear guidelines for filing and ...

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State employees rally at the State Capital in Lansing over new civil ... - nbc25news.com

September 20, 2017 - 14:56

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State employees rally at the State Capital in Lansing over new civil ...
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) A Michigan panel on Wednesday prohibited 35000 state employees from bargaining on seniority and other provisions related to the ...

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Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unions - MLive.com

September 20, 2017 - 14:03

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Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unions
MLive.com
Comments from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Freedom Fund were in support of the changes. Commissioner Robert Swanson was the sole member to oppose the changes. He was formerly a state ...

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