Chamber News

December 16, 2019
In light of this week’s deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the US Chamber of Commerce is asking for your help to make sure the House of Representatives votes to pass the agreement this year. Please contact your members of Congress ASAP and urge them to hold a vote and pass the USMCA deal before the end of the year.
December 16, 2019
Although a number of the Governor’s budget cuts were restored by the State Legislature last week, the Going PRO Talent Fund wasn’t included, meaning the debate will carry over in 2020.
December 16, 2019
Governor Whitmer last week signed a four-bill package codifying previously issued administrative guidance on internet sales tax collections and expanding the policy to marketplace facilitators.
December 16, 2019
A bill that places unreasonable mandates on businesses who incur a data breach suddenly saw action last week after sitting dormant for months. Fortunately, the State House adjourned for the holiday break without taking a vote. 
December 16, 2019
Chamber-backed legislation to clarify the taxability of medically necessary implanted prosthetic devices was passed by the State House last week.
December 9, 2019
Dozens of budget priorities could be restored by the State House and Senate this week. A big question is whether the Going PRO Talent Fund will be among them. We believe there is a small window of opportunity to have this funding restored in this budget rather then after the new year—but we need your help!
November 1, 2019
Keeping up with changing state tax rules and regulations can be daunting. To make sure business has a seat at the table on evolving policy changes, Michigan Chamber staff regularly attends quarterly meetings of the State's Business Tax Advisory Group (BTAG).
October 31, 2019
The Michigan Chamber ssued the following statement in response to a ruling today by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Michael J. Kelly which clears the way for construction of the Great Lakes tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
October 25, 2019
While several anti-business groups across the state claim that Michigan businesses don't pay their fair share of taxes, we know that isn't true. In fact, according to a report issued this month by the Council on State Taxation (COST), Michigan businesses paid $16 billion in taxes, or 35% of all taxes paid in the state.
October 25, 2019
Governor Whitmer last week announced a reckless plan to raise the state threshold for overtime pay to $51,000 - far above the national standard and most other states. This plan is reckless because it raises the threshold too high, too fast. We are strongly urging the Governor to withdraw her plan.
October 25, 2019
The Government of Mexico approved it. The Government of Canada approved it. Now it’s time for the United States Government to approve the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).