Below are the Michigan Chamber's legislative priorities for 2019-2020. These priorities were developed by the Chamber’s three policy advisory committees and approved by the Michigan Chamber’s Board of Directors.
“The core purpose of the Michigan Chamber is to help members solve their business problems and prosper,” said Chamber Board Chair Arny Rodriguez, President & CEO of Technical Professional Services, Inc., in Wayland. “These legislative priorities will be used to focus lawmakers’ attention on public policy initiatives to encourage job creation and business success.”
“The Michigan Chamber represents approximately 6,000 job providers throughout the state who employ over one million residents, noted Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. “Chamber members are strongly committed to moving Michigan forward by advancing this agenda to grow Michigan’s economy and strengthen our economic competitiveness.”
“The Chamber’s 2019-2020 legislative priorities reflect our commitment to delivering powerful advocacy and being the leading voice for business at the State Capitol,” Studley added.
“The Michigan Chamber’s business advocacy team stand by our arsenal to fight for free enterprise to achieve our legislative priorities for 2019-2020,” said Wendy Block, Vice President of Business Advocacy for the Michigan Chamber. “We will also work to hold state lawmakers accountable for how they vote in the 2020 primary and general elections.”
The Michigan Chamber’s 2019-2020 legislative priorities target seven high-priority issue areas:
- Education & Workforce Readiness
- Employer Rights
- Energy & Environment
- Health Care
- Legal Reform
- Tax Climate