Chamber News & Blog

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

The Supreme Court, last week, denied Menards’ request to have the Court review the Menards v City of Escanaba decision. This case has become the poster child for the battle between local governments and businesses regarding how to fairly assess the value of real property....

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, legislation was introduced that would impose a 5-cent-per-gallon excise tax on water bottlers. Not only would such a tax increase the cost of doing business in Michigan, it would also turn longstanding property rights policy on its head.  

Under...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

The House Workforce and Talent Committee is set to consider legislation later this week aimed at filling Michigan’s talent gap and opening pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. The Chamber is pledging its support for the package of bills. 

The...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

For years, the unemployment insurance agency (UIA) has been plagued with problems. From wrongly accusing over 40,000 individuals of unemployment insurance (UI) fraud to the growing problem of identity theft claims to a compromise of their database this past winter, no one can deny the...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

Many lawmakers in Lansing are looking to take the easy way out on cost-saving auto insurance reform and we need your help in pushing this issue over the edge. 

Although lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that Michigan has the highest-in-the-nation auto...

October 19, 2017
Article type: Blog

On Oct. 13, 2017, the IRS reversed a recent policy change in how it monitors compliance with the ACA’s individual mandate. For the upcoming 2018 filing season (filing 2017 tax returns), the IRS‎ will not accept electronically filed tax returns where the taxpayer does not certify whether the...

October 18, 2017
Article type: Blog

More companies each day, it seems, are jumping on the bandwagon of LED lights.

And why not? The ROI appears very high, especially with state, federal and utility company financial...

October 17, 2017
Article type: Blog

Metro Bolt & Fastener has been in business for 65 years and exporting their product for 25 years. A leading...

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on one thing: Michigan has the highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums and something must be done to drive down rates. The problem? Finding consensus on a solution that can garner the necessary 55 votes to pass a bill out of the...

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

Many Michigan businesses are well aware of the Andrie, Inc. V. Department of Treasury case that really muddied the waters on how taxpayers claim an exemption from Use Tax because the Sales Tax was already paid. It has been over three years since the Supreme Court reversed the...