Chamber News & Blog

June 16, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for 23 candidates seeking election to open seats in the State House. The entire 110-member State House is up for election or re-election this year.  

“Today, we are pleased to announce the Michigan...

June 6, 2016
Article type: News

With the deadline for groups hoping to get an initiative petition certified for the Nov. 2016 ballot now behind us, only one group remains standing. The deadline was last Wednesday, June 1. 

Thanks to the Michigan Chamber’s efforts to educate voters on the dangers of...

June 6, 2016
Article type: News

In a stunning move last week, the State House passed legislation to repeal an important tax credit that will result in a $40 per car tax hike on law abiding motorists in Michigan.

The Michigan Chamber is...

June 1, 2016
Article type: News

Michigan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rich Studley today declared success for the Protect Michigan’s Energy Future coalition’s “Decline to Sign” efforts. Earlier today, fringe environmentalists trying to prevent hydraulic fracturing in Michigan announced their signature...

May 25, 2016
Article type: News

Good news! Earlier today, the Senate Competitiveness Committee moved legislation that would repeal Michigan’s unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or “HICA Tax.” The HICA Tax has added nearly $1 billion to the cost of health insurance since its enactment in...

May 23, 2016
Article type: News

Progressive groups, including the Restaurant Opportunity and Mothering Justice, have suspended their campaign to place a paid sick leave proposal on the November 2016 ballot. The so-called “Time to Care Coalition” made their announcement last Friday, after it became clear they would...

May 23, 2016
Article type: News

In an unfortunate development, the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee last week passed legislation (House Bill 5578) that would dramatically change how real property is taxed in...

May 18, 2016
Article type: News

August FLSA Overtime SeminarEarlier today, the US Department of Labor (DOL)...

May 17, 2016
Article type: News

A property tax debate is emerging that could have significant consequences for Michigan taxpayers. Local government associations are currently advocating for passage of legislation to dramatically change the way real property assessments and appeals are conducted. Their goal is to...

May 16, 2016
Article type: News

A new national study shows the sweeping reforms pushed by the Michigan Chamber in 2011 to Michigan’s workers’ compensation system continue to be successful in stabilizing the workers’ comp system and lowering costs for employers. 

The recently released...