Chamber News

September 3, 2019
In a meeting held last week, Michigan Chamber Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Dan Papineau, urged Michigan Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-Rochester Hills) to continue her support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – the new trade agreement reached nearly a year ago to replace NAFTA.
August 15, 2019
The Trump Administration last week unveiled proposed changes to relax the federal “hours of service” rule, which governs the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. The Chamber is reviewing the proposal and seeking member input. 
August 12, 2019
Democratic leaders in the Michigan House and Senate last week announced their plans to pursue legislation to expand overtime pay for salaried workers.  The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to this proposal.
August 5, 2019
Since its inception in 2014, the Going PRO Talent Fund has issued over 3,000 awards to help ensure Michigan employers have the workforce they need to compete and grow.
July 29, 2019
An unnamed coalition is laying the groundwork for a 2020 ballot proposal that would amend the Michigan Constitution to impose a graduated income tax -- essentially doubling the income tax rate for any individual earning more than $75,000 per year or for joint taxpayers earning more than $150,000.
July 19, 2019
The question surrounding the constitutionality of the Michigan Chamber-supported changes to the paid sick leave and minimum wage ballot proposals made last year now rests in the hands of the Michigan Supreme Court. It remains uncertain if, or when, they may issue an opinion.
July 19, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill last week to more than double the federal minimum wage, taking it from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2025 and then adjusting the rate annually moving forward. 
July 18, 2019
House Democrats recently proposed a series of devastating business tax increases on all Michigan employers. The trucking industry, however, has the largest target on its back when it comes to increasing taxes. 
July 15, 2019
Later this week, the MI Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Chamber-supported changes to the paid sick leave and minimum wage ballot proposals made last year. 
July 1, 2019
Last week, the PFAS Science Advisory Workgroup presented their recommended health-based standards for PFAS in drinking water. Not surprisingly, the proposed standards are some of the most conservative in the nation.
July 1, 2019
Last week, the Chamber’s Director of Tax Policy and Regulatory Affairs provided an update on several pieces of pending state tax policy legislation to the Washington, DC-based Council on State Taxation.
June 24, 2019
The Michigan Chamber testified before the State Senate last week in support of efforts get students and the existing workforce the skills, credentials and degrees they need to fill many of the jobs of today and tomorrow.