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GOP governor's race brings out harsher side of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley - Detroit Free Press

May 18, 2018 - 06:21

Detroit Free Press

GOP governor's race brings out harsher side of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
Detroit Free Press
Though he's endorsed by Snyder, Calley has faced criticism from traditional administration allies such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for spearheading an ill-fated constitutional amendment proposal to move Michigan to a part-time Legislature.

Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of Legislation To Repeal And Replace Health Insurance Tax On ... - PR Newswire (press release)

May 17, 2018 - 11:52

Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of Legislation To Repeal And Replace Health Insurance Tax On ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing over 6,000 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Chamber represents employers of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state.

Brian MacKenzie: Look Who Wants to Block a Statewide Gerrymandering Vote - Deadline Detroit

May 17, 2018 - 07:38

Deadline Detroit

Brian MacKenzie: Look Who Wants to Block a Statewide Gerrymandering Vote
Deadline Detroit
Funding comes almost entirely from a Michigan Chamber of Commerce political action committee that concentrates on ballot questions. The largest single contributor to this chamber committee is Enbridge Energy. Enbridge is the Canadian owner of Line 5, ...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Leadership Team - PR Newswire (press release)

May 15, 2018 - 15:17

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Leadership Team
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced a new four-member executive leadership team. In 2019, the Michigan Chamber will celebrate 60 years of helping Chamber members solve ...

Letter — Enbridge should stay of of our elections - Petoskey News-Review

May 15, 2018 - 11:03

Letter — Enbridge should stay of of our elections
Petoskey News-Review
Enbridge Energy says the $125,000 they put into influencing Michigan's 2018 elections through the Michigan Chamber of Commerce was never intended to be used to oppose the Voters Not Politicians redistricting ballot measure. That's even though ...

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Animal rights issues raise questions from advocacy groups - C&G Newspapers

May 14, 2018 - 15:39

C&G Newspapers

Animal rights issues raise questions from advocacy groups
C&G Newspapers
Not only do they provide a valuable service, many of these family-owned businesses have been staples in the community for years,” Dan Papineau, director of tax policy for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said in a prepared statement. “Giving families ...

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Biz groups push for more involvement in state's environmental rule-making - MiBiz

May 13, 2018 - 19:01

MiBiz

Biz groups push for more involvement in state's environmental rule-making
MiBiz
Citing onerous and biased rule-making functions at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has long sought to reform the agency's regulatory process. A trio of bills backed by major business groups that are ...

Kaffer: Enbridge Oil and the Case of the Dark-money Coincidence - Detroit Free Press

May 13, 2018 - 07:00

Detroit Free Press

Kaffer: Enbridge Oil and the Case of the Dark-money Coincidence
Detroit Free Press
Then consider the the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's decision to bankroll opposition to that proposal, and the contemporaneous (but, all parties insist, coincidental) six-figure donation Canadian oil giant Enbridge made to a chamber political action ...

He's Michigan's most conservative Republican candidate for governor - WZZM13.com

May 11, 2018 - 09:12

WZZM13.com

He's Michigan's most conservative Republican candidate for governor
WZZM13.com
... including $4,200 from DTE, $5,400 from Blue Cross Blue Shield, $10,250 from the Michigan Bankers PAC, $11,250 from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and $13,850 from PACs associated with the Lansing-based association Michigan Realtors.

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Auchter's Art: Advocates for impartial redistricting face surprising opposition - Michigan Radio

May 11, 2018 - 09:00

Auchter's Art: Advocates for impartial redistricting face surprising opposition
Michigan Radio
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has a political action committee (PAC) called Chamber PAC II, which has made contributions to an affiliated PAC called Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution, which opposes the Voters Not Politicians efforts ...

He's Michigan's most conservative Republican candidate for governor - Detroit Free Press

May 11, 2018 - 06:15

Detroit Free Press

He's Michigan's most conservative Republican candidate for governor
Detroit Free Press
... including $4,200 from DTE, $5,400 from Blue Cross Blue Shield, $10,250 from the Michigan Bankers PAC, $11,250 from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and $13,850 from PACs associated with the Lansing-based association Michigan Realtors.

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There's No Good Excuse For The Racist Impact Of Michigan's Medicaid Proposal - HuffPost

May 10, 2018 - 19:18

HuffPost

There's No Good Excuse For The Racist Impact Of Michigan's Medicaid Proposal
HuffPost
Michigan Republicans are pushing a new, Donald Trump-inspired bill that would require Medicaid recipients in the state's mostly black cities to work to keep their health benefits, but exempt some of the state's rural white residents from the same ...

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Did funds from Enbridge aid redistricting proposal's opposition? - Petoskey News-Review

May 10, 2018 - 12:55

Petoskey News-Review

Did funds from Enbridge aid redistricting proposal's opposition?
Petoskey News-Review
That contribution, combined with subsequent contributions the Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC II made to a group called Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution, have led some to accuse the Canadian-based energy company of wading into ...

Racial accusations embroil Michigan Medicaid reform debate - Bridge Michigan

May 10, 2018 - 06:53

Bridge Michigan

Racial accusations embroil Michigan Medicaid reform debate
Bridge Michigan
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, in response to Shirkey's request, suggested 8.5 percent as used in a 2014 state minimum wage law, said Wendy Block, senior director of health policy, human resources and business advocacy for the chamber.

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Letter: Chamber trying to block anti-gerrymandering efforts - HollandSentinel.com

May 10, 2018 - 03:01

Letter: Chamber trying to block anti-gerrymandering efforts
HollandSentinel.com
Last week, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce went to court to preserve this undemocratic practice. These men and women of commerce — who tell their children to play fair, don't bully, and be honest — are working hard and spending lots of money to be ...

Michigan Republicans pass Democrats in PAC contributions - Spartan Newsroom

May 9, 2018 - 16:55

Michigan Republicans pass Democrats in PAC contributions
Spartan Newsroom
While Republican lawmakers raised more from PACs, Democrats got a higher percentage of their total funding from PACs — nearly 61 percent of their total contributions came from those sources. PACs accounted for about 51 percent of all the money ...

Nassar Inspired Bills Statute Of Limitation Bills Still Getting Push Back - WMUK

May 9, 2018 - 08:22

The Detroit News

Nassar Inspired Bills Statute Of Limitation Bills Still Getting Push Back
WMUK
Others, like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Catholic Conference, have echoed Theis's concerns about possible unintended consequences. “I want to find a way to get justice but I don't know that this is the way to do it,” she said.
Theis Squares Off With Nassar Accuser On Proposed Statute Of Limitation BillsWHMI
House questions impact of post-Nassar statute of limitations billsThe Detroit News
Nassar victims want sex abuse laws adopted. Lawmakers have concerns.Detroit Free Press

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Did funds from Enbridge aid redistricting proposal's opposition? - Petoskey News-Review

May 8, 2018 - 18:14

Petoskey News-Review

Did funds from Enbridge aid redistricting proposal's opposition?
Petoskey News-Review
That contribution, combined with subsequent contributions the Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC II made to a group called Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution, have led some to accuse the Canadian-based energy company of wading into ...

Sexual assault bills, spurred by Nassar, continue to get pushback - Michigan Radio

May 8, 2018 - 17:22

Michigan Radio

Sexual assault bills, spurred by Nassar, continue to get pushback
Michigan Radio
Others, like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Catholic Conference, have echoed Theis's concerns about possible unintended consequences. “I want to find a way to get justice but I don't know that this is the way to do it,” she said.
House questions impact of post-Nassar statute of limitations billsThe Detroit News
Nassar victims want sex abuse laws adopted. Lawmakers have concerns.Detroit Free Press
House Reps have reservations about Nassar-inspired billsMLive.com

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House questions impact of post-Nassar statute of limitations bills - The Detroit News

May 8, 2018 - 14:29

The Detroit News

House questions impact of post-Nassar statute of limitations bills
The Detroit News
“Stopping childhood sexual assault and giving victims access to the justice system or institutions and corporations? You are playing a balancing game between children and dollars, children and institutions.” Among those expressing concerns about the ...
House Reps have reservations about Nassar-inspired billsMLive.com

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