Chamber News

March 26, 2018
Chamber President and CEO Rich Studley testified before the Senate Competitiveness Committee last week in favor of legislation to require able-bodied adults to work, enroll in job training or pursue additional education to maintain their Medicaid coverage.
March 26, 2018
Last week, both the State House and Senate DEQ budget subcommittees reported out budget bills that did not include the Governor’s proposed increase of the landfill tipping fee to $4.75 from 36 cents.
March 26, 2018
Legislation to bring corporate officer liability for LLP’s into line with that of LLC’s was introduced and passed out of the Senate and House committee unanimously last week. Senate Bill 841 (Brandenburg) awaits a vote in the full House where it will then be sent to the Governor.
March 26, 2018
Several Chamber-backed tax bills advanced through the legislative process last week.
March 23, 2018
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Justices Kurtis Wilder and Elizabeth Clement for re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court.
March 22, 2018
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today endorsed Attorney General Bill Schuette for Governor.
March 12, 2018
Legislation that would allow for a purchaser to directly apply for a sales/use tax refund from the Michigan Department of Treasury is expected to be reported from the House Tax Policy Committee this week.
March 12, 2018
The House Natural Resources Committee recently heard testimony on HB 5638, which would make changes to how the DEQ handles a site-specific review under Michigan’s water withdrawal assessment tool.
March 12, 2018
Legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber passed the State House last week and is on its ways to the Governor to prohibit local units of government from passing laws to restrict what private sector employers can ask in the interview process.
March 12, 2018
The Senate Energy & Telecommunications Committee last week reported out Senate Bill 637
February 26, 2018
Two Chamber-backed bills - HBs 5260 and 5261 - were introduced in the State House last week that would allow for a purchaser to directly apply for a sales/use tax refund from the Michigan Department of Treasury.
February 26, 2018
U.S. Representative Mike Bishop and Ashley Wilson, Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discussed the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week.