Chamber News

July 29, 2019
An unnamed coalition is laying the groundwork for a 2020 ballot proposal that would amend the Michigan Constitution to impose a graduated income tax -- essentially doubling the income tax rate for any individual earning more than $75,000 per year or for joint taxpayers earning more than $150,000.
July 19, 2019
The question surrounding the constitutionality of the Michigan Chamber-supported changes to the paid sick leave and minimum wage ballot proposals made last year now rests in the hands of the Michigan Supreme Court. It remains uncertain if, or when, they may issue an opinion.
July 19, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill last week to more than double the federal minimum wage, taking it from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2025 and then adjusting the rate annually moving forward. 
July 18, 2019
House Democrats recently proposed a series of devastating business tax increases on all Michigan employers. The trucking industry, however, has the largest target on its back when it comes to increasing taxes. 
July 15, 2019
Later this week, the MI Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Chamber-supported changes to the paid sick leave and minimum wage ballot proposals made last year. 
July 1, 2019
Last week, the PFAS Science Advisory Workgroup presented their recommended health-based standards for PFAS in drinking water. Not surprisingly, the proposed standards are some of the most conservative in the nation.
July 1, 2019
Last week, the Chamber’s Director of Tax Policy and Regulatory Affairs provided an update on several pieces of pending state tax policy legislation to the Washington, DC-based Council on State Taxation.
June 24, 2019
The Michigan Chamber testified before the State Senate last week in support of efforts get students and the existing workforce the skills, credentials and degrees they need to fill many of the jobs of today and tomorrow.
June 21, 2019
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to legislation being pushed by Michigan House Democrats to increase infrastructure funding on the backs of job providers.
June 20, 2019
Several statewide business groups, including the Michigan Chamber, issued a joint statement regarding ongoing road funding negotiations.
May 28, 2019
For the eighth time in 14 years, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has been ranked the top lobbying organization in Lansing by MIRS/EPIC-MRA.
May 21, 2019
Nearly 100 business and community leaders from the across the state gathered in Lansing today to learn about key economic issues impacting Michigan at the Chamber of Commerce Chamber Day at the Capitol.