Chamber News

February 17, 2020
To create stronger relationships with members of Congress, key staff and Chamber members with government relations professionals in Washington D.C., two Chamber staff members headed to D.C. last week. 
February 10, 2020
In this week's Michigan Chamber Business Brief, Chamber CEO Rich Studley discusses the upcoming debate in Lansing over the state budget. 
February 10, 2020
Last week, Governor Whitmer unveiled her 2021 state budget. Met with far less criticism than her first budget, the 2021 budget was described as “simpler” and “an excellent start." 
February 10, 2020
Legislation was introduced last week that is said to provide the public more information about economic incentive awards, but the Michigan Chamber fears they could have unintended consequences. 
February 10, 2020
A six-bill package was introduced last week to regulate and tax liquid nicotine commonly referred to as vape. The Michigan Chamber supports these bills and believes responsible regulation should be set by the Legislature, not done behind closed doors within the Governor's office.
February 3, 2020
Last week, the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee heard testimony on legislation to make changes to the prior authorization and step therapy processes. The Michigan Chamber provided input on the legislation, voicing member questions and concerns.
February 3, 2020
Last week, Michigan Chamber President and CEO, Rich Studley, testified in support of SB 431 - legislation that would prevent local units of government from unjustly denying the issuance of aggregate mining permits across Michigan.
January 29, 2020
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced an Executive Leadership Transition Plan as the Chamber prepares for the future and long-time President & CEO Rich Studley begins to prepare for retirement in December 2021. 
January 27, 2020
The Michigan Chamber believes there are four big goals that must be accomplished in 2020 to strengthen Michigan’s economy and keep Michigan moving forward. To achieve these goals, we need less drama and more action in Lansing.
January 27, 2020
Finding a path forward on the ‘Going PRO’ Talent Fund is a top priority for the Michigan Chamber. We are pleased to report that legislation was introduced last week to re-appropriate $36.5 million to the ‘Going PRO’ Talent Fund for the current fiscal year.
January 27, 2020
Bills designed to address the issue of surprise medical billing were moved out of the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee last week. The four-bill package works to lessen the impact of two surprise medical billing situations.
January 27, 2020
The Whitmer administration has proposed new rules to govern Michigan’s emerging adult-use marijuana market. The Michigan Senate pushed back last week by passing a resolution that opposes a proposed agency rule requiring so-called Labor Peace Agreements for licensing approval.