Chamber News

March 18, 2019
MI DEQ Director, Liesl Eichler Clark, said last week that the Department wants to eliminate all fee sunsets moving forward. The Chamber says not so fast, as fee sunsets are an essential oversight lever for the Legislature.
March 11, 2019
We are pleased to report that the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team remains focused on identifying any PFAS exposures and either completely eliminating the source or reducing it to as safe a level as possible.  
March 11, 2019
In her first budget presentation last week, Governor Whitmer proposed a 41% tax increase on small businesses known as "pass-throughs" to pay for an unfair tax break for retired government employees.
March 11, 2019
The Michigan Chamber agrees that more investment is needed to fix the roads. Either the Governor and legislative leaders reallocate current spending, raise revenue or do a combination of both. 
March 11, 2019
Despite legislation passed late last year to increase Michigan’s minimum wage, legislation is pending in the Michigan House and Senate to increase the minimum wage at a much higher and faster rate. 
March 6, 2019
In her 2020 state budget proposal, Gov. Whitmer proposed increasing the tax paid by pass-through businesses, like S-Corps and LLCs, from 4.25% to 6%, resulting in a crushing $280 million tax increase. 
March 5, 2019
The Michigan Chamber agrees with the principle that those who use the roads should pay for the roads and we are prepared to support a meaningful increase in user fees phased in over time. 
February 25, 2019
The Michigan Chamber is urging lawmakers to take bold action to drive down Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation auto insurance rates.
February 25, 2019
A state senator has called into question the constitutionality of laws passed last session and is asking Attorney General to issue an AG opinion on the matter.  
February 25, 2019
Two House bills have been reintroduced to mandate data breach notifications. The Michigan Chamber is opposed and is urging support for a compromise deal reached last year.
Michigan Hall of Justice
February 20, 2019
The Michigan Chamber issued a statement in support of House and Senate resolutions that ask the MI Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of amendments made to Michigan’s mandatory paid sick leave and minimum wage laws last December.