Chamber News

March 18, 2020
The State of Michigan will be waiving penalty and interest on sales, use and withholding taxes for 30 days in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 17, 2020
The Michigan Chamber answers key questions for Michigan employers regarding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on unemployment benefits. 
March 16, 2020
The President is on the verge of signing significant bipartisan legislation addressing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, aiming to soften the economic blow of the pandemic. 
March 16, 2020
The Michigan Chamber sent a letter to Governor Whitmer, on behalf of its members, to make an official declaration of economic disaster immediately to allow businesses access to federal small business loans. 
March 16, 2020
Governor Whitmer is issuing temporary unemployment insurance (UI) rules to help businesses manage through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
March 16, 2020
The State House and Senate last week agreed on a supplemental budget. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk where she is expected to approve the spending. 
March 9, 2020
The Senate started moving legislation last week to reform Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance system. The legislation, supported by the Michigan Chamber, would update and modernize the work-search requirements and bring the law into compliance with federal requirements. 
March 2, 2020
Dan Papineau, Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs for the Michigan Chamber, has been chosen by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a 2020 Business Leads Fellow. The U.S. Chamber's Business Leads Fellowship program develops business leaders to be education and workforce champions in the state and local community.
March 2, 2020
Legislative leaders and the Governor appear to be in general agreement on an $85 million supplemental appropriation bill that will restore funding for the Pure Michigan marketing campaign and the Going PRO jobs training program.
March 2, 2020
Last week, Governor Whitmer activated the state Emergency Operations Center to coordinate with state, local and federal agencies to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
March 2, 2020
A ballot committee, called Michiganders for the Commonwealth, has submitted language to amend Michigan’s constitution to eliminate the state’s single rate income tax. The new "Fair Individual Income Tax" would include several concerning requirements.