Chamber News

January 27, 2020
The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony last week on legislation that would provide a windfall of revenue for local units of government.
January 22, 2020
Steve Mitchell, President of Mitchell Research & Communications, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2020.
January 20, 2020
The Michigan Chamber testified in the State House last week in opposition to legislation to restrict employers’ use of noncompete agreements. The Chamber’s testimony focused on why it isn’t wise to take a cookie-cutter approach to this complex issue. 
January 9, 2020
At the 4th Annual Economic Forecast Forum held today in East Lansing, economic experts from the State of Michigan Department of Treasury and U.S. Federal Reserve Bank predicted that Michigan’s strong 2019 economy is likely to continue into 2020 as the new year gets underway. 
January 6, 2020
Just prior to the holidays, the Michigan Supreme Court announced it will not issue an advisory opinion on the amended versions of the state's paid sick leave and minimum wage laws. The Court's inaction opens the door to a much longer legal process likely fraught with unnecessary confusion, cost and political rhetoric. 
December 20, 2019
The Michigan Chamber applauds news from the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) obligation assessment will be coming off employer’s UI tax bills in early 2020.
December 19, 2019
Passage of the USMCA is a historic step forward for Michigan’s job providers. Ratifying this agreement will promote and protect the nearly 118,000 Michigan jobs that rely on trade with Canada and Mexico.
December 18, 2019
The Michigan Chamber issued a statement in response to the MI Supreme Court’s decision not to issue an advisory opinion on Michigan’s mandatory paid sick leave and minimum wage laws.
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.