The Michigan Chamber released the following statement from Wendy Block, senior vice president of business advocacy, in response to the American Tort Reform Foundation’s just-released 2023-24 annual Judicial Hellholes® report that landed Lansing among the most challenging justice climates.
Michigan workers, job creators, and industry leaders today applauded the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) for it’s decision to grant needed approvals in the Great Lakes Tunnel permitting process. Today, MPSC commissioners accepted the recommendations of their technical staff and granted a key approval. Today’s action is an important step towards moving an already safe portion of the Line 5 pipeline out of the water under the Straits of Mackinac, and burying it in a state-of-the-art tunnel deep below the lakebed.
Wendy Block, SVP of business advocacy, in unison with the Great Lakes Growth Coalition, submits opinion piece to the Detroit Free Press in opposition to proposed legislation that would allow local governments to create their own employment laws and regulations.
Jim Holcomb, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber, and Geno Alessandrini, business manager of Michigan Laborers, write an opinion piece on the importance of modernizing Michigan’s energy infrastructure with the addition of the Great Lakes Tunnel.
The Michigan Chamber Foundation today announced that the first round of the National Civics Bee in Michigan is officially open for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders from across both peninsulas! Organized in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Bees are designed to inspire middle schoolers to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust in others and institutions.
The Michigan Chamber released the following statement in response to Michigan House Committee on Energy, Communications and Technology passing rushed legislation with little public testimony or transparency. Senate Bills 271 and 502 are expected to proceed to the full House for final passage even yet today.