Chamber News

MI Appeals Court Chief Judge Murray Meets with Chamber Policy Advisory Committee
June 11, 2018
Judge Christopher Murray, Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals (center), recently met with members of the Chamber's Tax Policy Advisory Committee. Other special guests included State Treasurer Nick Khouri.
Marijuana joint
June 11, 2018
June 5, 2018 marked the deadline for the Michigan Legislature to approve the citizen’s initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Michigan. The date came and went, meaning the voters will decide at the ballot box in November whether marijuana should be legalized. 
black gloved hand with social security card and laptop
June 11, 2018
Employers should carefully review their Unemployment Insurance accounts for potential fraudulent claims. 
Utility PPT Targeted for Elimination
June 11, 2018
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. 
Scissors cutting through health care bill
June 3, 2018
Good news! Legislation long-sought by the Michigan Chamber to repeal Michigan’s wholly unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Tax, or “HICA Tax,” is now on Governor Snyder’s desk. He is fully expected to sign the bills in the coming weeks. 
June 3, 2018
Organizers of ballot proposals to raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour and mandate paid sick leave submitted signatures to the Michigan Bureau of Elections, signaling their intent to make the November ballot. The Michigan Chamber is opposed to both ballot proposals. 
capitol dome
May 29, 2018
The legislation would allow the state to turn a page on a tax which serves as a disincentive to purchasing health insurance and has added over $1.5 billion to the cost of health insurance coverage since 2011. 
May 22, 2018
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to House passage of much-needed legislation to strengthen and improve administrative rulemaking at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
May 17, 2018
Michigan Chamber Vice President of Business Advocacy Wendy Block issued a statement today in response to the State Senate's passage of legislation to repeal and replace Michigan's Health Insurance Claims Tax ("HICA Tax").
May 15, 2018
The Michigan Chamber today announced a new four-member executive leadership team. In 2019, the Michigan Chamber will celebrate 60 years of helping Chamber members solve their business problems and prosper
May 14, 2018
Legislation intended to address the atrocities and aftermath of the Larry Nassar situation was passed by the Senate earlier this month and is now pending in the House Law and Justice Committee.
May 14, 2018
The Michigan Chamber has long-sought legislation to repeal and replace Michigan’s wholly unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Tax (“HICA Tax”).