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Will Michigan's Medicaid work bill fill jobs or save money? - Grand Haven Tribune

May 8, 2018 - 14:19

Grand Haven Tribune

Will Michigan's Medicaid work bill fill jobs or save money?
Grand Haven Tribune
Yet the state's largest business voice, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, now contends that business support for Healthy Michigan will “collapse” if reforms like adding work requirements are not added. The health care program is both overenrolled and ...

House Reps have reservations about Nassar-inspired bills - MLive.com

May 8, 2018 - 12:35

MLive.com

House Reps have reservations about Nassar-inspired bills
MLive.com
In the Senate, groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce raised issues about the retroactive statute of limitations on civil suits. Kesto said he has not get gone through the cards to see which groups have offered formal opposition in the Law and ...

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Enbridge pipes political money to fight Michigan redistricting - WZZM13.com

May 7, 2018 - 16:16

WZZM13.com

Enbridge pipes political money to fight Michigan redistricting
WZZM13.com
Enbridge's contributions are flowing through two political action committees of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a leading opponent of the redistricting ballot initiative effort. "What the heck?" said David Holtz, communications coordinator for Oil ...
Enbridge emerges as Michigan anti-gerrymandering proposal's latest foeDetroit Metro Times

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Michigan moves step closer to enacting 29-hour work requirement for Medicaid - Iosco County News Herald

May 7, 2018 - 15:27

Iosco County News Herald

Michigan moves step closer to enacting 29-hour work requirement for Medicaid
Iosco County News Herald
“We think this is a path to independence for the Medicaid program,” Wendy Block, senior director, health policy, human resources & business advocacy at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce told Watchdog.org. "The goal should never be to keep people on ...

Michigan moves step closer to enacting 29-hour work requirement for Medicaid - Watchdog.org

May 7, 2018 - 14:37

Watchdog.org

Michigan moves step closer to enacting 29-hour work requirement for Medicaid
Watchdog.org
“We think this is a path to independence for the Medicaid program,” Wendy Block, senior director, health policy, human resources & business advocacy at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce told Watchdog.org. "The goal should never be to keep people on ...

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Enbridge pipes political money to fight Michigan redistricting - Detroit Free Press

May 7, 2018 - 13:31

Detroit Free Press

Enbridge pipes political money to fight Michigan redistricting
Detroit Free Press
Oil transport giant Enbridge, owner and operator of the controversial, underwater Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, has also taken a deep plunge into Michigan politics. The company is the largest bank-roller of the opposition effort to a ...

Medical marijuana survey presents new possibilities for Bath residents - Spartan Newsroom

May 7, 2018 - 12:59

Medical marijuana survey presents new possibilities for Bath residents
Spartan Newsroom
But the Michigan Chamber of Commerce opposes the 2018 ballot proposal to legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana. For they believe it would threaten the ability of employers to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace. Wendy Block is the senior ...

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Republicans Make Moves To Crush Gerrymandering Reform - TPM

May 7, 2018 - 06:01

TPM

Republicans Make Moves To Crush Gerrymandering Reform
TPM
With anti-gerrymandering efforts heading to the ballot box, Republicans in some states are mobilizing to protect their ability to continue rigging election maps. In late April, a Republican group backed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce sued to keep ...

Bid to extend time limits for sex abuse suits divisive - The Detroit News

May 3, 2018 - 22:59

Bid to extend time limits for sex abuse suits divisive
The Detroit News
Employers are usually required to keep personnel records for between five and 10 years, said Rich Studley, president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Sexual assault is “inexcusable,” but there is a practical concern that “good and responsible ...

Don't let the Trump administration put clean car standards in reverse - The Hill

May 3, 2018 - 18:24

The Hill

Don't let the Trump administration put clean car standards in reverse
The Hill
Here we go again. The Trump administration, bent on rolling back safeguards that keep Americans safe and protect consumers, is accelerating its reckless deregulatory push to undo vehicle standards at the behest of the automakers. It's déjà vu. I am ...

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Southwest Michigan Today: Thursday May 3, 2018 - WMUK

May 3, 2018 - 08:29

WMUK

Southwest Michigan Today: Thursday May 3, 2018
WMUK
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports the legislation. Gilda Jacobs of the Michigan League for Public Policy says unemployed people have other barriers to employment such as no child care or transportation to a job. Governor Rick Snyder is opposed ...

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Mich. House begins hearings on Medicaid work requirement - Michigan Radio

May 2, 2018 - 22:02

Michigan Radio

Mich. House begins hearings on Medicaid work requirement
Michigan Radio
If 47,000 Medicaid enrollees were to secure work due to this requirement, this could solve nearly 50% of that problem," said Wendy Block of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which supports the bill. But critics say the legislation could force many ...

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce fights anti-gerrymandering proposal, marijuana legalization - Detroit Metro Times

May 2, 2018 - 11:01

Michigan Chamber of Commerce fights anti-gerrymandering proposal, marijuana legalization
Detroit Metro Times
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has helped wage attacks on other progressive and environmentally friendly initiatives. It opposes a ballot initiative to legalize of recreational marijuana for people 21 and over because it claims that people might ...

Polluters Getting Closer to Full MDEQ Takeover - Natural Resources Defense Council

May 1, 2018 - 11:43

Polluters Getting Closer to Full MDEQ Takeover
Natural Resources Defense Council
Polluting industries are marshaling a formidable army of regulated businesses and are pushing hard to get these bad bills passed before the November elections. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Michigan Manufacturing ...

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Will Michigan's Medicaid work bill fill jobs or save money? No one knows - Bridge Michigan

April 30, 2018 - 07:02

Bridge Michigan

Will Michigan's Medicaid work bill fill jobs or save money? No one knows
Bridge Michigan
Yet the state's largest business voice, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, now contends that business support for Healthy Michigan will “collapse” if reforms like adding work requirements are not added. The health care program is both overenrolled and ...

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Group challenges Michigan anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative - WDIV ClickOnDetroit

April 28, 2018 - 17:59

WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Group challenges Michigan anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative
WDIV ClickOnDetroit
LANSING, Mich. - A group with ties to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is challenging a 2018 ballot initiative that aims to end political gerrymandering by empowering an independent commission to draw the state's congressional and legislative districts ...

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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 6 pm, MI - WLNS

April 27, 2018 - 18:14

AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 6 pm, MI
WLNS
By David Eggert. SENT: 450 words, photos. REDISTRICTING INITIATIVE-MICHIGAN. LANSING, Mich. - A group with ties to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is challenging a 2018 ballot initiative that aims to end political gerrymandering by empowering an ...

wzzm13.com | Michigan gubernatorial candidate's eligibility ... - WZZM13.com

April 27, 2018 - 16:21

WZZM13.com

wzzm13.com | Michigan gubernatorial candidate's eligibility ...
WZZM13.com
Questions arose about El-Sayed's eligibility when news reports revealed that he had given up his Michigan driver's license when he lived in New York.
Michigan gov candidate Abdul El_Sayed's eligibility challengedDetroit Free Press

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Group Challenges Michigan Redistricting Ballot Initiative - WKAR

April 27, 2018 - 15:57

WKAR

Group Challenges Michigan Redistricting Ballot Initiative
WKAR
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, whose political action committee gave $100,000 in February, came out in opposition to the redistricting proposal and two other ballot initiatives last fall. The state elections bureau recently released a sample pulled ...
Group challenges Michigan redistricting ballot initiative - San ...San Francisco Chronicle
Group challenges Michigan redistricting ballot initiative | MLive.comMLive.com

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Michigan gubernatorial candidate's eligibility challenged - Detroit Free Press

April 27, 2018 - 15:21

Detroit Free Press

Michigan gubernatorial candidate's eligibility challenged
Detroit Free Press
The other challenge is against the Voters Not Politicians petitions, which advocate for an independent commission to draw state and federal legislative district lines. It comes from Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution, which has strong backing ...

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