Chamber in the News

Michigan Senate OKs Medicaid work requirement - The Detroit News

April 19, 2018 - 13:47

The Detroit News

Michigan Senate OKs Medicaid work requirement
The Detroit News
“Should a single mom who's working 28 hours a week be penalized because that's all her employer would give her?” Warren asked. The Medicaid work requirements are projected to cost the state about $20 million to $30 million a year in administrative ...

and more »

DeWeese seeks political comeback - City Pulse

April 19, 2018 - 11:24

City Pulse

DeWeese seeks political comeback
City Pulse
“I fought for prevailing wage,” DeWeese said, even though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce “was just livid with me and the governor as well,” referring to John Engler, now the interim president of Michigan State University. “I didn't even know what ...

Optimism grows that Michigan voters will decide pot, redistricting questions - Bridge Michigan

April 19, 2018 - 06:20

Bridge Michigan

Optimism grows that Michigan voters will decide pot, redistricting questions
Bridge Michigan
Critics, including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, say the proposal would alter the balance of power at the Capitol. Some business leaders say Michigan's legislative term limits need to be revisited — possibly extended or even eliminated — to ...

Industry panels might decide environmental rules - The Detroit News

April 18, 2018 - 18:37

The Detroit News

Industry panels might decide environmental rules
The Detroit News
Representatives from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Manufacturing Association spoke in support of the bill. The farm bureau echoed comments submitted to the Senate last year that said the bill would give ...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Supports Commonsense Medicaid Work Search Requirements - WLNS

April 18, 2018 - 15:36

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Supports Commonsense Medicaid Work Search Requirements
WLNS
Michigan Chamber of Commerce Supports Commonsense Medicaid Work Search. Requirements. LANSING, Mich., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan. Chamber of Commerce today applauded the Senate Competitiveness. Committee's vote on key ...
Have Medicaid? New Michigan bill may force you to workDetroit Free Press

all 33 news articles »

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Supports Commonsense Medicaid Work Search Requirements - PR Newswire (press release)

April 18, 2018 - 15:35

WMTW Portland

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Supports Commonsense Medicaid Work Search Requirements
PR Newswire (press release)
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,200 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the ...
Have Medicaid? New Michigan bill may force recipients to workWFMYNews2.com

all 56 news articles »

Have Medicaid? New Michigan bill may force you to work - Detroit Free Press

April 18, 2018 - 13:51

Have Medicaid? New Michigan bill may force you to work
Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce testified on the bill last month, saying it was crucial to reform the Medicaid expansion, also known as the Healthy Michigan program. “Healthy Michigan was a program that would be clearly targeted to low-income ...

and more »

Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization - Michigan Radio

April 16, 2018 - 09:52

Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization
Michigan Radio
The question is still not certified and there are many crosscurrents to address. The influential Michigan Chamber of Commerce remains opposed to legalization and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he's willing to push harder ...

and more »

Tapped out: Osceola County projects shed light on commercial, industrial groundwater use - MiBiz

April 15, 2018 - 19:00

MiBiz

Tapped out: Osceola County projects shed light on commercial, industrial groundwater use
MiBiz
Jason Geer, director of energy and environmental policy for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, says Michigan is a “reasonable use” state, meaning one entity's water use can't unduly interfere with someone else's rights to use the water. He believes the ...

MI Republicans pushing day to celebrate corporations get gobs of money from — you guessed it - Detroit Metro Times

April 14, 2018 - 12:40

Detroit Metro Times

MI Republicans pushing day to celebrate corporations get gobs of money from — you guessed it
Detroit Metro Times
Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $14,450 6. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $12,900 7. Michigan Credit Union League, $10,950 8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $10,050 9. General Motors Corp. PAC, $9,500 10. DeVos ...

States Begin to Reject Salary History Bans; Will Others Follow? - Bloomberg BNA

April 9, 2018 - 14:50

States Begin to Reject Salary History Bans; Will Others Follow?
Bloomberg BNA
Michigan and Wisconsin are the first states to pass legislation prohibiting localities and jurisdictions from banning pay history inquiries. The moves go against the tide of salary history bans passed in cities and states across the country in an ...

States Begin to Block Bans on Pay History Inquiries; Will Others Follow? - Bloomberg BNA

April 9, 2018 - 13:29

States Begin to Block Bans on Pay History Inquiries; Will Others Follow?
Bloomberg BNA
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, like groups in other states, supported the preemption legislation because employers seek "one law for all businesses to comply," Wendy Block, senior director of health policy, human resources, and business advocacy at ...

and more »

Old divisions, new blood: The Michigan GOP in the era of Trump - Bridge Michigan

April 5, 2018 - 06:59

Bridge Michigan

Old divisions, new blood: The Michigan GOP in the era of Trump
Bridge Michigan
The day after Gov. Rick Snyder, the two-term, business-friendly Republican governor, offered his support to Calley, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which endorsed Snyder in 2010 and 2014, threw its powerful backing to Schuette. “We are very ...

and more »

Republicans raise more PAC money, but rely less on it - Spartan Newsroom

April 5, 2018 - 05:01

Spartan Newsroom

Republicans raise more PAC money, but rely less on it
Spartan Newsroom
LANSING – In 2017, Republican state lawmakers in Michigan raised more campaign funds from political action committees than Democrats. Contributions from the committees commonly called PACs hit over $2.8 million for the GOP in a non-election year ...

Bid for part-time Michigan Legislature dies for lack of signatures - Detroit Free Press

April 4, 2018 - 16:12

Detroit Free Press

Bid for part-time Michigan Legislature dies for lack of signatures
Detroit Free Press
The ballot proposal was opposed by several influential groups, including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 10 states, including Michigan, have full-time Legislatures. The rest are either part ...

and more »

Poll: Older people support medical marijuana, not full legalization - WZZM13.com

April 3, 2018 - 10:18

WZZM13.com

Poll: Older people support medical marijuana, not full legalization
WZZM13.com
He cites opposition from business organizations like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and many in law enforcement and faith-based groups, “and that adds up to a pretty large number who will make their voices heard.” But the Coalition to Regulate ...
Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population ...The JAMA Network

all 1,076 news articles »

Poll: Older people support medical marijuana, not full legalization - Detroit Free Press

April 3, 2018 - 07:00

Detroit Free Press

Poll: Older people support medical marijuana, not full legalization
Detroit Free Press
He cites opposition from business organizations like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and many in law enforcement and faith-based groups, “and that adds up to a pretty large number who will make their voices heard.” But the Coalition to Regulate ...

and more »

Editorial: Aim for thoughtful bills following Nassar - Crain's Detroit Business

April 1, 2018 - 07:12

Editorial: Aim for thoughtful bills following Nassar
Crain's Detroit Business
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce notes it would be difficult for many organizations to defend themselves because records — such as personnel files or other evidence — may have been purged. The bills have not prompted a huge outcry from business ...

and more »

Kaffer: Listen to Jesus, not GOP, on Medicaid work requirements - Detroit Free Press

April 1, 2018 - 06:01

Kaffer: Listen to Jesus, not GOP, on Medicaid work requirements
Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce's Richard Studley, who does not particularly care about cloaking things, told the Gongwer news service that too many people have obtained insurance since the state's Medicaid expansion was passed, and that employers don ...

Street Talk: Chamber just says no - grbj.com

March 30, 2018 - 15:46

Street Talk: Chamber just says no
grbj.com
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is taking a page from Nancy Reagan's playbook: Just say no. In the 1980s, the former first lady was the famous face tied to the public service campaign against drugs. Her mantra resonated in American households ...