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Manufacturing Issues

Manufacturing's Strategy for Michigan's Future

The Michigan Manufacturing Legislative and Regulatory Agenda is the road map to continue that positive momentum. Check MMA’s our top legislative and regulatory priorities for 2019-2020.

  • Senator Horn Introduces Bill to Support Automotive Research
    Michigan’s future is dependent on research and development as it competes with other states for capital investment. New legislation, introduced by Senator Ken Horn, will help ensure Michigan remains a leading location for new investment into the automotive sector. Learn more.
  • Governor’s FY 2020 Budget Carries Tax Implications
    Governor Whitmer presented her Executive Budget to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Learn more.
  • Legislation Moves Toward Streamlining PPT Filing Process
    PPT legislation to streamline the process for manufacturers to file for their share of $576 million annually passed the House Tax Committee. Learn more.
  • Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act in Effect
    Michigan’s New Paid Medical Leave Act went into effect on 3/29/19. MMA has compiled a number of resources assist your company in compliance.Access MMA's Basics of Compliance document and an informational video from MMA and Miller Canfield online.
  • Data Breach Bill Moves Forward, Fight Continues in Ways & Means
    Cyber security is a growing issue for manufacturers across Michigan. Despite MMA objections, the House Financial Services Committee voted to report House Bill 4187 out of committee on Wednesday, 3/13/19. Learn more.
  • Governor Signs Local Employment Mandate Preemption
    In support of MMA’s continuing effort to halt the growing trend of one-size-fits-all local employment mandates, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 353, which would prohibit a local government from regulating the information that an employer can request in a job interview. Learn more.
  • Reorganization of Talent, Economic Development and Labor Agencies
    Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order this month to reorganize several state agencies with responsibilities pertaining to talent, economic development and labor. Learn more.
  • MMA Opposes House Effort to Eliminate High School Talent Endorsement
    The House passed MMA-opposed legislation last week that would eliminate the valuable WorkKeys® assessment and National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) from Michigan high schools. Learn more.
  • MMA Supports 21st Century Skills Legislation
    MMA is supporting legislation that will provide more flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum so that high school students can carve their own path to gaining skills in demand in the global economy. Learn more.
  • Skilled Trades Training Fund Grants Announced for 800 Michigan Employers
    The Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA) has announced that $29 million in workforce development grants will be awarded to over 800 Michigan employers to aid the statewide effort to create the most talented workforce in the nation. Learn more.
  • MMA’s PRIME Initiative Gains First Michigan Program with Shape Corp & Grand Haven Partnership
    The first in a new series of employer-driven, customized curriculum options for local communities was announced during a June 19 press conference. Learn more.
  • MMA Leads HICA Elimination Effort  
    Rising health care costs are a top concern for Michigan manufacturers, which is why MMA has been actively engaged in the fight to eliminate the Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) tax. Learn more.
  • AG Nessel Opines on Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority
    Attorney General Dana Nessel responded to a request Thursday, 3/28/19, from Governor Whitmer regarding the constitutionality of the 2018 law that established the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority. The AG opined that PA 359 of 2018 (SB 1179) is in violation of the Michigan Constitution. Learn more.
  • Line 5 Agreement Ruled Legal by Court of Claims
    MMA is pleased with the Court of Claims’ ruling last week validating the 2018 law which created the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority and approved an agreement with Enbridge for construction of a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac for the Line 5 oil pipeline. Learn more.
  • No Stricter Than Federal Legislation Aims to Protect Your Business
    An essential protection supported by the MMA to reduce state government overreach and anti-competitive regulations was passed by the House of Representatives 57-50. Learn more.
  • PTI Efficiency Improvement Process Letter
    On 5/22/19, MMA sent a letter to the Air Quality Division of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) relating to the ongoing Permit to Install (PTI) efficiency improvement process discussion. Learn more.
  • MMA-Supported Mining Bill Moves Through House
    Mining’s future in Michigan could become stronger thanks to MMA-supported legislation which received near-unanimous support from the House this month. Learn more.
  • Governor Issues Executive Order Reorganizing State Agencies, Protects MMA-Supported Panels
    The Legislature voiced its intention to avoid pursuing further challenges to Governor Whitmer’s plans to reorganize state government now that efforts to eliminate MMA-supported regulatory advisory panels were removed from a revised Executive Order.Learn more here.
  • Anti-Competitive Tipping Tax Remains Off DEQ Budget
    Both House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees working on the 2019 DEQ budget reported out bills last week that did not include a proposed 1,200 percent increase in Michigan’s landfill tipping fee from 36 cents per ton to $4.75/ton. Learn more.
  • Final Recommendations of Environmental Justice Workgroup
    The Environmental Justice Work Group (EJWG) last week released their final report addressing Governor Snyder's charge "to develop and provide recommendations that improve environmental justice awareness and engagement in state and local agencies." Learn more.
  • Senate Passes Legislation to Reform DEQ Permitting and Rules Processes
    The Senate passed a three-bill package of legislation to increase transparency and accountability of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Learn more.
  • MEO Introduces Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Program
    The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) announced that its Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot is now available statewide. Companies eligible for the program must be small manufacturers in Michigan with 50 or fewer full-time employees worldwide. Learn more.

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