Chamber News

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). 
October 21, 2019
Without delay or repeal, this tax will increase the cost of health insurance, putting it out of reach for many businesses and individuals. 
October 14, 2019
A newly-formed ballot committee led by the liberal advocacy group, Progress Michigan, held a news conference last week to unveil their policy priorities. It was quite clear that the group, called "Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes," is looking to grow government on the backs of Michigan's private sector.
September 29, 2019
Many Chamber members voiced support for the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to relax the federal “hours of service” rule, which governs the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel.
September 29, 2019
The US Department of Labor released its anticipated finalized overtime rule last week, raising the minimum salary level to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker to earn overtime wages. Employers should begin preparing now to ensure compliance. 
September 23, 2019
Legislation intended to force employers and other property owners to lift their weapons-free policies was introduced in the Michigan House last week.
September 16, 2019
A five-bill package of legislation was introduced in the State House last week to tweak how local governments are reimbursed for revenue losses due to the exemption of certain property from personal property taxes.