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Michigan state worker reforms celebrated, booed - Lansing State Journal

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Lansing State Journal

Michigan state worker reforms celebrated, booed
Lansing State Journal
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce. ***. “Whether it's union members being paid by taxpayers to work on union business or preventing incompetent workers from being fired or demoted, it's clear that union rules often serve to protect the union, rather ...

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Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers - Crain's Detroit Business

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Lansing State Journal

Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers
Crain's Detroit Business
Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...
Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unionsMLive.com
Civil Service Commission votes to limit collective bargaining for state workersLansing State Journal
State panel limits union bargaining for state workersThe Detroit News

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Group Looking To Raise Michigan Minimum Wage To $12 By 2022 - CBS Detroit

September 20, 2017 - 21:37

CBS Detroit

Group Looking To Raise Michigan Minimum Wage To $12 By 2022
CBS Detroit
She says that even though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce opposes the plan, there are some who think it's a good idea. “We have small businesses that are supporting and they are operating on business plans where they said 'it may take us some time ...

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Gov. Snyder signs legislation aligning state elections, federal case law - UpperMichigansSource.com

September 20, 2017 - 18:32

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Gov. Snyder signs legislation aligning state elections, federal case law
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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of State will now have clear statutory guidance and a framework within which it can regulate independent expenditure committees thanks to bills signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “The Supreme Court of ...

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Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers - SFGate

September 20, 2017 - 17:09

SFGate

Michigan board limits bargaining by unionized state workers
SFGate
Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...
Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unionsMLive.com
State panel limits union bargaining for state workersThe Detroit News

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies - Life Pulse Health

September 20, 2017 - 16:54

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies
Life Pulse Health
“Across the country we have seen revenue-hungry local governments enact local taxes on products they determine consumers should not purchase,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. “These types of excise taxes result in the creation of ...

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies - PR Newswire (press release)

September 20, 2017 - 16:41

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced today in both the State House and Senate that would preempt local governments from ...

New legislation aligns state elections regulation with federal case law - UPMatters.com

September 20, 2017 - 15:57

UPMatters.com

New legislation aligns state elections regulation with federal case law
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This codifies the ruling in Citizens United by the United States Supreme Court, and Michigan Chamber of Commerce v Land by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 2010. The bills provide clear guidelines for filing and ...

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State employees rally at the State Capital in Lansing over new civil ... - nbc25news.com

September 20, 2017 - 14:56

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State employees rally at the State Capital in Lansing over new civil ...
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) A Michigan panel on Wednesday prohibited 35000 state employees from bargaining on seniority and other provisions related to the ...

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Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unions - MLive.com

September 20, 2017 - 14:03

MLive.com

Civil Service Commission approves new state employee rules, angering unions
MLive.com
Comments from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Freedom Fund were in support of the changes. Commissioner Robert Swanson was the sole member to oppose the changes. He was formerly a state ...

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Wage, leave-time petition drives moving ahead - Michigan Radio

September 19, 2017 - 21:53

The Detroit News

Wage, leave-time petition drives moving ahead
Michigan Radio
Business groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce oppose the drives. Chamber President Richard Studley says both proposals would drive up costs for businesses and consumers. “Part of the frustration we have is not only the damaging economic ...
Michigan groups launch minimum wage, paid sick time ballot ...The Detroit News

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Hurley honors 'triumphant spirit' of rehabilitation patients - nbc25news.com

September 19, 2017 - 19:58

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Hurley honors 'triumphant spirit' of rehabilitation patients
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This bill is an assurance if you don't have an understanding boss that would won't be fired because you're sick,” Cadehitchye said . Among those opposed to mandatory paid sick leave is the Michigan Chamber of Commerce which claims the proposal would ...

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Statewide rallies push to get paid sick time for all proposal on ballot - nbc25news.com

September 19, 2017 - 19:33

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Statewide rallies push to get paid sick time for all proposal on ballot
nbc25news.com
Among those opposed to mandatory paid sick leave is the Michigan Chamber of Commerce which claims the proposal would have a significant impact on payroll costs and hiring decisions. 'MI Time to Care' has 180 days to collect more than 250,000 ...

Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' pass Michigan legislature - Watchdog.org

September 19, 2017 - 18:32

Watchdog.org

Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' pass Michigan legislature
Watchdog.org
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which also supports the bills, did not immediately return a request for comment. Opponents of the bills have decried what they say is money unduly influencing elections. "A lot of us have concerns about money in ...

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Michigan group launches petition to force businesses to provide paid sick leave - ABC 12 News (press release)

September 19, 2017 - 17:29

ABC 12 News (press release)

Michigan group launches petition to force businesses to provide paid sick leave
ABC 12 News (press release)
Business groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce oppose the effort, warning additional mandated benefits could force employers to cut costs or consider layoffs. Those who support the petition say everyone can get sick, but not everyone can afford ...
Supporters rally for paid sick time in MichiganWNEM Saginaw
Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to Michigan workersWLNS

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Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' decision head to Michigan House - Watchdog.org

September 19, 2017 - 17:28

Watchdog.org

Campaign finance laws codifying 'Citizens United' decision head to Michigan House
Watchdog.org
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which also supports the bills, did not immediately return a request for comment. Opponents of the bills have decried what they say is money unduly influencing elections. “Citizens United rigged the system in favor of ...

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Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to ... - WLNS

September 19, 2017 - 16:39

WLNS

Statewide petition drive underway to ensure paid sick time to ...
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Supporters rally for paid sick time in Michigan - WNEM TV 5WNEM Saginaw
Michigan group launches petition to force businesses to provide paid sick leaveABC 12 News (press release)

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Supporters rally for paid sick time in Michigan - WNEM Saginaw

September 19, 2017 - 16:15

Supporters rally for paid sick time in Michigan
WNEM Saginaw
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce website states it opposes a one-size fits all mandate and says in part: “This proposal would have a significant impact on Michigan employers' payroll costs and hiring decisions and would be felt most by workers, who ...

Mich. groups launch minimum wage, sick time campaigns - The Detroit News

September 19, 2017 - 11:29

The Detroit News

Mich. groups launch minimum wage, sick time campaigns
The Detroit News
Lansing — Michigan groups seeking to raise the state's minimum wage and force businesses to provide paid sick leave are launching petition drives in hopes of making the 2018 ballot. The Board of State Canvassers on Tuesday approved for circulation a ...

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Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration's plan to rescind DACA - MiBiz

September 17, 2017 - 19:06

Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration's plan to rescind DACA
MiBiz
Officials with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the state Attorney General's Office. Andy Johnston, vice president of government and corporate affairs for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, said ...

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