Chamber News & Blog

May 9, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded Governor Snyder’s pick of Kurtis T. Wilder for the Michigan Supreme Court. Judge Wilder, who has served on the Michigan Court of Appeals in the 1st District since 1998, will fill the vacancy left by Chief Justice Robert Young Jr., who...

May 1, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber has been actively engaging with the House Oversight Committee to develop reforms to Michigan’s unemployment insurance (UI) program specifically targeted at identity theft and imposter claims. 

Chamber members and businesses across the state are...

May 1, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan House Tax Committee will begin hearing legislation later this week to reform Michigan’s Tax Tribunal. The legislation, supported by the Michigan Chamber, would impact both commercial and residential taxpayers by reducing wait times for cases and ensuring Tribunal...

May 1, 2017
Article type: News

Fraud affects everyone – employers, claimants and taxpayers – and drives up the cost of doing business. As employers, you can help save millions of dollars in fraudulent payments that might otherwise go undetected by identifying suspected fraud. In many fraud cases – such as an...

April 26, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Daniel Papineau has joined the statewide business organization as Director of Tax Policy. 

Papineau comes to the Michigan Chamber with a strong background in tax policy issues, as well as legislative process,...

April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Senate Education Committee moved legislation, despite significant opposition by the Michigan Chamber and other business interests, to repeal Michigan’s post-Labor Day school start law. 

Although this legislation was billed as a way to address the “...

April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House passed legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to provide for greater flexibility in Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements with the goal of narrowing the skills gap and fostering workforce readiness. 

Current law requires students...

March 27, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is strongly urging the State House to quickly pass legislation to remove a tax “penalty” on Michigan-based aviation repair facilities...

March 27, 2017
Article type: News

Unfortunately, legislation to dramatically change how property tax assessments and appeals are conducted in Michigan has been reintroduced under the guise of making corporations pay their “fair share” in property taxes.

Urged on by local governments who want to...

February 20, 2017
Article type: News

Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has come under sharp fire recently over a string of issues, ranging from using a computer system to automatically determine if claimants had committed fraud to a sharp increase in identity theft claims to an internal data...