Chamber News & Blog

August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today released its 2011-2012 Legislative Voting Record – A Competitiveness Scorecard for Michigan. The purpose of this document is to provide the business...

August 6, 2012

The Michigan Chamber has endorsed 10 candidates for State House. Click here for more information and a list.

August 6, 2012

Legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber in late 2011 to authorize the Michigan Finance Authority to bond for Michigan's $3.2 billion debt to the federal government for its employer-financed Unemployment Insurance (UI) system will save Michigan job providers over $1 billion in penalty and...

August 3, 2012

Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley visited the H Hotel in Midland July 31, 2012, to discuss the ballot proposals on the Michigan November ballot. In this ...

August 3, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today commended Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for standing up for the rule of law and voicing his opinion that the union bosses’ ballot proposal is unconstitutional.

“We commend Bill Schuette for standing up for the rule of law and taking action...

August 3, 2012

As the dust settles after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic 5-4 decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Act”), employers face many questions about the law and how its implementation will affect their operations and bottom line.

While the ruling is...

August 1, 2012

Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution (CPMC), a diverse group of tax payers and job providers today released a new radio advertisement titled “Auction,” educating voters about attempts by wealthy interest groups who plan to spend millions on attempts to hijack Michigan’s Constitution in...

July 19, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Nancy Danhof for the State Board of Education as well as two candidates for the University of Michigan Board of Regents, Ron Weiser and Rob Steele, MD.

“As an active...

July 17, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its position on the campaign for U.S. Senate.

“Sadly, at a time when Michigan residents need more and better jobs, Senator Debbie Stabenow has a cumulative voting record of only 33 percent with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on bills that...

July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced campaign endorsements for State House candidates in open seats.

“We are very pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber’s endorsement of

10 outstanding candidates for the State House,” said Michigan Chamber...

July 16, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of eight pro-jobs pro-taxpayer Congressional candidates who are seeking re-election on November 6, 2012.

The Michigan Chamber is pleased to endorse: Dan Benishek (1st District); Bill Huizenga...

July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today unveiled growMIjobs, an information campaign designed to rally Michigan business owners and employees to work together to maintain the state's...

June 29, 2012

The Michigan Legislature was quite productive in moving key pieces of tax legislation - all either initiated or supported by the Michigan Chamber - in the final weeks of session leading up to summer recess. 

Of particular note to all Michigan taxpayers, and to Chamber members who pay...

June 29, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld nearly every provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), meaning that the health care industry and employers will need to prepare for full implementation of the Act this year and next in anticipation of a new health delivery and health...

June 28, 2012

The following statements were issued today by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the federal Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.”

Statement from Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President,...

June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution (CPMC), a diverse group of job creators, taxpayers and organizations - including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce - today asked Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to reject the petition filed last week by Lansing special...

June 20, 2012

Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley appeared on Michigan's Big Show, a morning talk radio program hosted by Michael Patrick Shiels, this week to discuss a ballot proposal which seeks to amend the Michigan Constitution to create a new right to collective bargaining; retroactively...

June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - On the heels of news that the Detroit River International Trade Crossing will be built and bring thousands of new jobs, the Michigan Chamber Foundation today announced a new...

June 18, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded its highest level of accreditation to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for its sound operations and effective legislative and political agenda.

The Michigan Chamber received a rating of Accredited, with Distinction, putting it among the top three...

June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today voiced strong opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to mandate utilities to obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by the year 2025.

“The best way to develop and...

June 13, 2012

(Wednesday, June 13, 2012) - A diverse group of job creators, taxpayers, and organizations today announced a coalition to oppose a number of possible ballot proposals that are circulating throughout Michigan.

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan,...

June 7, 2012

A reporter for MLive recently sought reactions to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's win in this week's recall election and the impact that could have on Michigan. Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley was among those solicited for comment. Here is what he said:

"I think that one...

June 6, 2012

Check out this week's edition of the Michigan Chamber Capitol Report for the latest news on medical liability reform legislation, a bill aimed at treating Use Tax payers fairly...and...

June 1, 2012

Legislation banning automated sales suppression devices, also known as “zappers” or phantom-ware, was signed into law on May 30, 2012. Read more about why this legislation is important...

May 30, 2012

The U.S. Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee is the primary policy-originating body for the U.S. Chamber in the area of public affairs and the national political program. Members of the committee determine the U.S. Chamber’s involvement in federal elections and represent the business community’s...