Chamber News

Michigan State Capitol
February 14, 2019
The Chamber is not opposed to reorganization of the DEQ. However, we will continue to resist efforts to eliminate three necessary and important panels to provide oversight of the bureaucracy at the DEQ.
February 11, 2019
One of the best ways to keep Michigan moving forward is for state lawmakers to focus on policy initiatives that encourage job creation and economic prosperity. It is in that spirit the Michigan Chamber today announced its legislative priorities for 2019-2020.
February 8, 2019
In a document submitted to the MI Attorney General, the MI Chamber outlined support for PA 359, which provides for the creation and operation of a utility tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. 
February 6, 2019
The Michigan Chamber today applauded the House for passing a resolution to reaffirm separation of powers and to protect stakeholder involvement on environmental oversite committees.  
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, environmental department director Liesl Clark and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Feb 4, 2019. (Photo: Jonathan Oosting, Detroit News)
February 4, 2019
Chamber voices opposition to Gov. Whitmer's EO eliminating recently-established Environmental Oversight Committee.
January 21, 2019
Only two weeks into the new legislative session and several bills have been introduced to increase property taxes for businesses across Michigan. 
January 14, 2019
The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to efforts to repeal Michigan’s historic right-to-work law and will fight to preserve and protect it.
January 10, 2019
Any change in the law to diminish the rights of a taxpayer to appeal the estimated value of one’s property should be met with immense opposition.
December 20, 2018
Big win! Legislation that will help transform Michigan’s contaminated site cleanup program has been sent to the Governor for his signature. 
December 20, 2018
Legislation that creates a new tax on passthrough businesses to allow for full deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) at the federal level, is headed to the Governor’s desk. 
December 20, 2018
Chamber-backed legislation that prohibits public agencies from requesting the names of donors to any 501(c) organization has been sent to the Governor. 
December 20, 2018
Legislation stalled in the Michigan Senate this week that would have required companies who become victims of a data breach to notify affected individuals.