Chamber News & Blog

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

Editor's Note: We are pleased to present the following guest column written by former State Representative Chuck Moss. A Republican from Birmingham, Moss served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2007-2013. Moss earned the distinction of "Champion of Commerce" by the Michigan...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week reversed the controversial Browning-Ferris decision, reinstating the direct control rule for joint...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

After an unexpectedly longer and more complicated journey through the State Legislature, a four-bill package (HB 5173, HB 5164, SB 566 and SB 567) to  re-exempt” dental prosthetics from sales/use tax was sent to the Governor last week for final approval. The Governor has indicated he...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

Chamber-backed legislation to provide fairer deadlines for filing Personal Property Tax exemption forms was sent to the Governor last week. This is great news for filers who currently have no recourse if they fail to meet the February 20th deadline for submitting eligible...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

On the last day of session for 2017, the State House last week approved legislation aimed at filling Michigan’s talent gap and opening pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. 

The Chamber-supported package of bills would: 

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December 17, 2017
Article type: News

Good news! We are pleased to report that a series of bills to overhaul operations at the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) and head off identity theft moved out of the Senate unanimously last week. The Michigan Chamber-supported bills are now on the Governor’s desk for his expected...

December 13, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded legislative action to establish a tax dispute resolution program that will allow Michigan taxpayers to work directly and more effectively with the Michigan Department of Treasury to resolve tax matters. 

With state...

December 11, 2017
Article type: News

Good News! We are pleased to report that the Michigan Chamber was successful in its efforts to block legislation aimed at subsidizing schools on the backs of employers and employees through a hidden tax on their electric utility bills.

Last week, the Michigan Chamber...

December 4, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber recently partnered with the Michigan Farm Bureau to develop legislation to reform the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The three-bill package to increase stakeholder engagement and transparency in the DEQ's rule making process, received its first...

December 4, 2017
Article type: News

A 16-bill package aimed at reigning in massive municipal unfunded pension and benefit liabilities was introduced in the both the State House and Senate last week. The Michigan Chamber supports this effort to make sure local governments do everything they can to shore up their...