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Michigan has a population problem. That’s undisputable. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Growing Michigan Together Council was created to help formulate policies to reverse this challenging trend where Michigan had the 49th slowest rate of population growth among 50 states. That’s laudable. We share that vision.

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.