Chamber News & Blog

October 8, 2017
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Far too often, taxpayers are forced to endure unnecessary hardship just to comply with state taxes. The Michigan Chamber supports HB 4976 to give taxpayers an opportunity...

October 8, 2017
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Legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber passed the State Senate last week to prohibit local units of government from passing laws to restrict what private sector employers can ask in the interview process. This legislation is being pursued after several large cities, including...

October 8, 2017
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Efforts are heating up in Lansing to drive down the high cost of auto insurance in Michigan and the Chamber is taking a leadership role on the issue. Last week, the Chamber testified before a House Committee in support of the changes being pushed by House Speaker Tom Leonard and...

October 5, 2017
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The Michigan Chamber today blasted a flawed and incomplete report released by the House Fiscal Agency (HFA) on legislation to reform Michigan’s broken, outdated auto no-fault insurance system. At issue is the HFA’s failure to consider consumer and business savings of $1 billion or...

September 27, 2017
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After careful consideration, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted today to oppose three petition drives that are bad public policy and would take our state in the wrong direction.

The three petition drives the Michigan Chamber will actively...

September 27, 2017
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce 2020 Strategic Plan calls on the Michigan Chamber to embrace government accountability. Earlier today, the Chamber’s Board of Directors reviewed and discussed legislative term limits and government accountability. Michigan Chamber President &...

September 20, 2017
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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 imposing a tax on food and beverages. ...

September 18, 2017
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Bills to return the taxation of dental prosthetics in Michigan to tax exempt status were introduced in both the State House and Senate last week. The Michigan Chamber supports "re-exempting" dental prosthetics from the sales tax to help control health care costs....

September 18, 2017
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One of Michigan’s biggest challenges is how to close the skills gap. The Michigan Chamber is working with lawmakers, Governor Snyder and other stakeholders to create a talent pipeline and fill the approximately 100,000 skilled trades jobs that are posted and remain...

September 18, 2017
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Last week, Michigan Chamber Lobbyist, Wendy Block, discussed the need for auto insurance reform and the dangers of the 2018 ballot proposal to increase Michigan's minimum wage in two radio interviews.

In a live interview with...