Chamber News & Blog

Medicaid Work Requirement
June 26, 2018
Article type: News
Governor Snyder last week signed legislation to promote independence among the Medicaid Expansion (“Healthy Michigan”) population by requiring recipients to find work or engage in job training or educational opportunities as a condition of receiving benefits. 
Internet Sales Tax
June 26, 2018
Article type: News
The US Supreme Court last week overturned decades old precedent that prohibited states from collecting sales tax on purchases made from out-of-state retailers.  Michigan could now enact legislation to force all retailers to collect and remit sales tax to Michigan on purchases made by Michigan residents.  
PFAS Webinar
June 14, 2018
Article type: Blog
If you work with PFAS (perfluorinated chemicals), this webinar is for you. Charles Denton, of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, will discuss how agencies are enforcing standards for PFAS, and how the courts are reacting to cleanup and toxic tort lawsuits. 
Utility PPT Targeted for Elimination
June 11, 2018
Article type: News
Recently introducted Senate Bill 1031 (Proos) was passed last week by the Senate Finance Committee on a party line vote to eliminate personal property taxes on all utility personal property that was put online after December 31, 2017. 
Michigan Department of Treasury building
June 11, 2018
Article type: News
HB 5620 and HB 5621 were signed by the Governor last week and will allow purchasers to claim a refund for sales/use tax overpayments directly to the Department of Treasury. 
Governor Signs Chamber-Backed Bills to Repeal HICA Tax
June 11, 2018
Article type: News
We are pleased to report that Governor Snyder today signed legislation long-sought by the Michigan Chamber to repeal Michigan's wholly unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Tax, or "HICA Tax."
MI Appeals Court Chief Judge Murray Meets with Chamber Policy Advisory Committee
June 11, 2018
Article type: News
Judge Christopher Murray, Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals (center), recently met with members of the Chamber's Tax Policy Advisory Committee. Other special guests included State Treasurer Nick Khouri.
Marijuana joint
June 11, 2018
Article type: News
June 5, 2018 marked the deadline for the Michigan Legislature to approve the citizen’s initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Michigan. The date came and went, meaning the voters will decide at the ballot box in November whether marijuana should be legalized. 
black gloved hand with social security card and laptop
June 11, 2018
Article type: News
Employers should carefully review their Unemployment Insurance accounts for potential fraudulent claims. 
June 7, 2018
Article type: Blog
New law changes and rising customer expectations are changing the way businesses handle privacy issues. 
Scissors cutting through health care bill
June 3, 2018
Article type: News
Good news! Legislation long-sought by the Michigan Chamber to repeal Michigan’s wholly unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Tax, or “HICA Tax,” is now on Governor Snyder’s desk. He is fully expected to sign the bills in the coming weeks. 
June 3, 2018
Article type: News
Organizers of ballot proposals to raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour and mandate paid sick leave submitted signatures to the Michigan Bureau of Elections, signaling their intent to make the November ballot. The Michigan Chamber is opposed to both ballot proposals.