Chamber News

January 27, 2020
The Michigan Chamber believes there are four big goals that must be accomplished in 2020 to strengthen Michigan’s economy and keep Michigan moving forward. To achieve these goals, we need less drama and more action in Lansing.
January 27, 2020
Finding a path forward on the ‘Going PRO’ Talent Fund is a top priority for the Michigan Chamber. We are pleased to report that legislation was introduced last week to re-appropriate $36.5 million to the ‘Going PRO’ Talent Fund for the current fiscal year.
January 27, 2020
Bills designed to address the issue of surprise medical billing were moved out of the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee last week. The four-bill package works to lessen the impact of two surprise medical billing situations.
January 27, 2020
The Whitmer administration has proposed new rules to govern Michigan’s emerging adult-use marijuana market. The Michigan Senate pushed back last week by passing a resolution that opposes a proposed agency rule requiring so-called Labor Peace Agreements for licensing approval.
January 27, 2020
The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony last week on legislation that would provide a windfall of revenue for local units of government.
January 22, 2020
Steve Mitchell, President of Mitchell Research & Communications, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2020.
January 20, 2020
The Michigan Chamber testified in the State House last week in opposition to legislation to restrict employers’ use of noncompete agreements. The Chamber’s testimony focused on why it isn’t wise to take a cookie-cutter approach to this complex issue. 
January 9, 2020
At the 4th Annual Economic Forecast Forum held today in East Lansing, economic experts from the State of Michigan Department of Treasury and U.S. Federal Reserve Bank predicted that Michigan’s strong 2019 economy is likely to continue into 2020 as the new year gets underway. 
January 6, 2020
Just prior to the holidays, the Michigan Supreme Court announced it will not issue an advisory opinion on the amended versions of the state's paid sick leave and minimum wage laws. The Court's inaction opens the door to a much longer legal process likely fraught with unnecessary confusion, cost and political rhetoric. 
December 20, 2019
The Michigan Chamber applauds news from the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) obligation assessment will be coming off employer’s UI tax bills in early 2020.
December 19, 2019
Passage of the USMCA is a historic step forward for Michigan’s job providers. Ratifying this agreement will promote and protect the nearly 118,000 Michigan jobs that rely on trade with Canada and Mexico.
December 18, 2019
The Michigan Chamber issued a statement in response to the MI Supreme Court’s decision not to issue an advisory opinion on Michigan’s mandatory paid sick leave and minimum wage laws.