Chamber News

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.
February 24, 2020
Legislation to clarify the taxability of medically necessary, implantable prosthetic devises made its way to the Governor's desk last week.
February 24, 2020
Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Josh Hundt, addressed members of the Michigan Chamber's Tax Policy Advisory Committee last week. Other meeting highlights included an update on Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey's funding plan to fix local roads.
February 24, 2020
President Trump's proposed FY 2021 budget includes a national parental leave program paid for by the federal-state unemployment insurance program. The proposal would impact nearly every employer in Michigan.
February 24, 2020
To get an inside look at what's ahead for Congress in 2020, the Michigan Chamber hosted an exclusive 2020 federal update call for Chamber member. 
February 17, 2020
To create stronger relationships with members of Congress, key staff and Chamber members with government relations professionals in Washington D.C., two Chamber staff members headed to D.C. last week. 
February 10, 2020
In this week's Michigan Chamber Business Brief, Chamber CEO Rich Studley discusses the upcoming debate in Lansing over the state budget. 
February 10, 2020
Last week, Governor Whitmer unveiled her 2021 state budget. Met with far less criticism than her first budget, the 2021 budget was described as “simpler” and “an excellent start." 
February 10, 2020
Legislation was introduced last week that is said to provide the public more information about economic incentive awards, but the Michigan Chamber fears they could have unintended consequences. 
February 10, 2020
A six-bill package was introduced last week to regulate and tax liquid nicotine commonly referred to as vape. The Michigan Chamber supports these bills and believes responsible regulation should be set by the Legislature, not done behind closed doors within the Governor's office.
February 3, 2020
Last week, the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee heard testimony on legislation to make changes to the prior authorization and step therapy processes. The Michigan Chamber provided input on the legislation, voicing member questions and concerns.