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Giving up GPA rankings, schools create a path to mediocrity | Reader feedback - Detroit Free Press

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Detroit Free Press

Giving up GPA rankings, schools create a path to mediocrity | Reader feedback
Detroit Free Press
This small number does not suggest any scope for the savings of $1 billion per year quoted by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce from the proposed House legislation. A more useful statistic would be a comparison of the actual cash value of these excess ...

Doug Spade and Mike Clement: Do you buy auto insurance reform? - The Daily Telegram

October 20, 2017 - 09:54

The Daily Telegram

Doug Spade and Mike Clement: Do you buy auto insurance reform?
The Daily Telegram
A majority of lawmakers have cold feet too, despite Michigan Chamber of Commerce President Rich Studley, who led the charge for those two failed ballot issues of the '90s, issuing the clarion call, “Not next month. Not next year. But right now ...

Letter: No-fault costs begin with insurers - The Detroit News

October 19, 2017 - 22:52

The Detroit News

Letter: No-fault costs begin with insurers
The Detroit News
In a letter to the editor (Oct. 6), the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's Wendy Block places blame everywhere but on the insurers themselves for Michigan's overly high auto insurance costs. While lawmakers should absolutely look for ways to stop fraud and ...

Chamber names EPIC Award winners - grbj.com

October 19, 2017 - 13:31

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Chamber names EPIC Award winners
grbj.com
A local chamber of commerce has honored a group of entrepreneurs and nonprofits for making a difference in the community. At an event last night at 20 Monroe Live, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announced winners in seven categories for ...

Michigan Chamber touts reform efforts on workers' compensation system - The Peninsula

October 18, 2017 - 08:45

The Peninsula

Michigan Chamber touts reform efforts on workers' compensation system
The Peninsula
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has announced a sizeable drop in the state's pure premium advisory rate for workers compensation insurance in 2018, continuing a trend they said benefits employers. © Shutterstock. Between 2011 and 2017, Michigan's ...

Michigan groups join to communicate about Lake Erie - Toledo Blade

October 16, 2017 - 16:35

Michigan groups join to communicate about Lake Erie
Toledo Blade
... the Monroe County Drain Commission, the Michigan Agribusiness Association, DTE Energy, the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, American WaterWorks, the Michigan State University Extension Institute of ...

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Cary Moon: Urbanist, waterfront activist touts vision for city, faces questions about résumé, accomplishments - Seattle Times

October 15, 2017 - 09:00

Seattle Times

Cary Moon: Urbanist, waterfront activist touts vision for city, faces questions about résumé, accomplishments
Seattle Times
On her LinkedIn profile, Moon characterized the production bonuses as profit-sharing and referred to an award from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce that could not be confirmed by The Times. The campaign took down Moon's LinkedIn page a few weeks ...

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Proposed bill would prevent creation of rules more strict than federal regulations - Spartan Newsroom

October 13, 2017 - 13:12

Proposed bill would prevent creation of rules more strict than federal regulations
Spartan Newsroom
“This is a good bill with a good purpose,” said Jason Geer, the director of energy and environmental policy for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “It will help ensure Michigan is not overregulated.” It's the third time in six years that the legislation ...

Proposed auto insurance bills seem farfetched - Arab American News

October 13, 2017 - 11:38

Arab American News

Proposed auto insurance bills seem farfetched
Arab American News
The bill came together through the NAACP, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and both Democratic and Republican representatives, and may be the saving grace for working people who are not able to pay the expensive ...

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SCOTUS Weighs Redistricting as MI Petition Drive Advances - WKAR

October 12, 2017 - 15:32

WKAR

SCOTUS Weighs Redistricting as MI Petition Drive Advances
WKAR
He says they're designed to bypass large Democratic strongholds such as Ann Arbor, which lies adjacent to the 7th in the 12th district. Bob LaBrant, an attorney and former longtime legal counsel for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, dismisses the ...

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End of Clean Power Plan unlikely to change energy direction in Michigan - Crain's Detroit Business (blog)

October 12, 2017 - 14:58

End of Clean Power Plan unlikely to change energy direction in Michigan
Crain's Detroit Business (blog)
Jason Geer, director of energy and the environment with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, applauded the EPA's decision because the chamber believes the EPA exceeded its authority. "Ultimately Michigan's utilities are well on their way to complying with ...

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Is Michigan no-fault car insurance bill dangerous or a smart money-saver? - Detroit Free Press

October 12, 2017 - 14:39

Detroit Free Press

Is Michigan no-fault car insurance bill dangerous or a smart money-saver?
Detroit Free Press
Proponents, including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, claim the legislation could save motorists and businesses $1 billion a year. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, contends it is only fair that motorists have choices over the ...

Michigan Legislature shuts down pop, food tax before it even happens - Detroit Free Press

October 12, 2017 - 13:28

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Legislature shuts down pop, food tax before it even happens
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — A bill banning local governments from imposing taxes on food, pop or gum received final passage in the Michigan Senate Thursday and is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. No communities in Michigan are considering such a tax, but ...

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Michigan set to renew groundwater rule for toxic chemical - Great Lakes Echo

October 11, 2017 - 01:22

Michigan set to renew groundwater rule for toxic chemical
Great Lakes Echo
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce said its members acknowledge the rules for cleaning up contaminated sites need to be updated. “It's improved from where it started, and it's a step in the right direction,” said Jason Geer, the chamber's director of ...

Comings and Goings: September/October 2017 - Associations Now

October 8, 2017 - 12:07

Associations Now

Comings and Goings: September/October 2017
Associations Now
CadmiumCD welcomed Bryan A. Scott to the role of chief strategy officer. Helene Combs Dreiling was named interim executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce promoted Bob Thomas, CAE, ...

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The Shocking Truth About Term Limits - Townhall

October 8, 2017 - 00:01

Townhall

The Shocking Truth About Term Limits
Townhall
Rich Studley, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's head-honcho, argues that “Leadership really matters, and experience really matters.” His lobbying outfit, “an influential business group with significant financial resources,” is working to organize ...

State set to renew groundwater rule for toxic chemical - Spartan Newsroom

October 6, 2017 - 12:27

State set to renew groundwater rule for toxic chemical
Spartan Newsroom
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce said its members acknowledge the rules for cleaning up contaminated sites need to be updated. “It's improved from where it started, and it's a step in the right direction,” said Jason Geer, the chamber's director of ...

Flawed Fiscal Agency Report Ignores $1 Billion Or More In Savings From Auto No-Fault Reforms, Says Michigan ... - PR Newswire (press release)

October 5, 2017 - 17:25

Flawed Fiscal Agency Report Ignores $1 Billion Or More In Savings From Auto No-Fault Reforms, Says Michigan ...
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today blasted a flawed and incomplete report released by the House Fiscal Agency (HFA) on legislation to reform Michigan's broken, outdated auto no-fault ...

Why Michigan car insurance is so expensive, and plans to fix it - The Daily Telegram

October 5, 2017 - 09:43

The Daily Telegram

Why Michigan car insurance is so expensive, and plans to fix it
The Daily Telegram
House Bill 5013 is supported by a bipartisan coalition including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the NAACP, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan legislators from both parties. “Over and over and over again I hear people complain about how ...

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Why car insurance is so expensive in Michigan and what's being done to fix it - HollandSentinel.com

October 5, 2017 - 08:08

HollandSentinel.com

Why car insurance is so expensive in Michigan and what's being done to fix it
HollandSentinel.com
House Bill 5013 is supported by a bipartisan coalition including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the NAACP, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan legislators from both parties. “Over and over and over again I hear people complain about how ...