Chamber News & Blog

The Detroit News Logo
July 16, 2018
Article type: News
The Detroit News leadership acknowledged they ran these ads without following their normal review procedure. But the damage is done. 
Get the facts straight
July 10, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Chamber calls on Represent.Us to get their facts straight, cease their social media smear campaign and practice the ‘civility in politics’ they’re preaching.
Setting the record straight
July 9, 2018
Article type: News
Unfortunately, in the middle of a respectful debate between Michiganders over a lengthy and complicated rewrite to our State Constitution, an out-of-state activist group inserted itself into the mix and is spreading false and misleading information in a way that is damaging to civil discourse.
Michigan State Capitol Legislative Chamber
June 29, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced endorsements of 31 candidates seeking election to open seats in the State House and Michigan Senate.  
Michigan State Capitol
June 28, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Chamber released its 2017-2018 Legislative Voting Record; the purpose of which is to show the business community and others interested how current members of the Michigan Legislature voted on a wide range of key economic issues.
Chamber Endorsements
June 27, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of John James for US Senate and Tom Leonard for State Attorney General. The Chamber also announced endorsements of several business-friendly members of the US House seeking re-election in November.
Contractor Use Tax Liability Bill
June 26, 2018
Article type: News
Chamber-supported legislation to stop forcing contractors to audit their customers Use Tax liabilities has been signed into law. 
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.