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Advocacy News

The Latest Information on What's Happening in Lansing

Each week the Michigan Legislature is in session, the Michigan Chamber will issue an Advocacy News enewsletter providing the latest information on what is happening in Lansing and what issues the Michigan Chamber is advocating for or against on behalf of Michigan job providers.

  • Groups Submit Signatures for Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Ballot Proposals; Chamber Opposed
  • Legalized Pot Will Be On the November Ballot
  • Fraud Alert! Look Out for Unemployment Identity Theft Claims
  • Utility PPT Targeted for Elimination
  • Overpay Sales/Use Tax? Governor Signs Legislation Allowing You to Claim a Refund
  • Governor Snyder Signs Chamber-Backed Bills to Repeal Health Insurance Claims Assessment or "HICA Tax"
  • Chief Judge Among Special Guests at Chamber Tax Policy Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Chamber Lobbyist Wendy Block Discusses 2018 Ballot Proposals & Other Election News
  • Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Repeal and Replace HICA Tax
  • Chamber Lobbyist Discusses Legislation to Repeal and Replace HICA Tax
  • Chamber Joins Gov. Snyder in Ceremonial Signing of Legislation to Crack Down on UI Identity Theft
  • Chamber Calls for Smart Investment in Michigan's Infrastructure
  • Michigan Chamber Supports Legislation to Repeal & Replace Health Insurance Claims Tax
  • Proposed Changes to Michigan's Sexual Assault Laws Could Have Wide-Ranging Consequences for Your Business
  • Key Tax Bills on the Move
  • Fad Tax of the Week: Strip Clubs
  • Michigan Chamber Lobbyist Testifies in Support of Medicaid Work Requirements
  • What Actions Has Your Business Taken in Response to Federal Tax Reform?
  • There is No End to the Fad Tax of the Week -- Like a Tax on Bikes and Other Mobility Devices?!
  • Senator Mike Nofs Among Presenters at Chamber Energy & Environmental Policy Advisory Committee Meeting Last Week
  • Chamber Lobbyist Interviews Congressman Mike Bishop at "Boost Your Business" Facebook Event
  • Senate Passes Medicaid Work Requirement; Chamber Encouraging Swift Action by House 
  • Chamber-Backed Bill to Protect Contractors from Unfair Tax Assessments Passes Senate 
  • Legislature Approves Bill to Eliminate Annual Filing for PPT Exemption
  • Chamber Lobbyist Discusses Upcoming Seminar on 2018 Tax Reform: Business Strategies
  • Good News! Governor Signs Chamber-Backed Bill Targeting Abuses in Asbestos Litigation
  • Legislation to Help Reduce False Tax Filings on Way to Governor's Desk
  • Michigan Chamber CEO Testifies in Support of Medicaid Work Requirements
  • Good News! Chamber-Backed Bill Targeting Abuses in Asbestos Litigation on its Way to Governor
  • Do You Employ or Care for Minors? We Want to Hear from You on Pending Legislation
  • No Tipping Fee in DEQ Budget Bills...So Far; Chamber Closely Monitoring
  • Key Tax Bills On the Move
  • Chamber-Backed Bill to Bring About Corporate Officer Liability for LLPs Moving Quickly
  • Chamber Lobbyist Wendy Block Discusses Chamber Support for Medicaid Work Requirement
  • Share Your Story! What Are You Doing to Attract and Retain Employees?
  • Leader's Issue Forum to Address Michigan's Roads and Infrastructure System
  • Chamber CEO Rich Studley Discusses the Importance of the Chamber Federation on Michigan's Economy
  • Small Cell Wireless Facilities Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle; Passage Likely
  • Hands Off the Interview Process: Chamber-Backed Bill Goes to Governor
  • Chamber-Supported Bills to Streamline Sales/Use Tax Refunds on the Move
  • State House Considers Positive Changes to Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool
  • Chamber Senior VP for Business Advocacy Discusses 2018 Ballot Initiatives
  • Chamber-Backed Bills to Streamline Sales/Use Tax Refunds Introduced in State House 
  • US Rep. Mike Bishop, US Chamber Exec Discuss Federal Tax Reform at Chamber Tax Policy Advisory Committee Meeting  
  • Mark Your Calendar. Plan Now to Attend Chamber PAC II Golf Outing June 11th 
  • Has Your Company Been Caught Up in Asbestos Litigation? We Want to Hear from You! 
  • US Rep. Mike Bishop, US Chamber Exec to Discuss Federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act at Chamber Headquarters on Feb. 23rd  
  • Increased Transparency & Accountability at the DEQ Topic of This Week's Michigan Chamber Business Brief Radio Segment