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  • 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.
  • Governor Releases Budget Proposal for FY 2019
    Governor Rick Snyder presented his Fiscal Year 2019 executive budget recommendation to a joint session of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, emphasizing investments in talent development, environmental regulation and infrastructure. Learn more.
  • Asbestos Transparency Bill Passes Senate
    Legislation to require transparency in asbestos litigation and protect businesses is one step closer to passage after the Senate passed MMA-supported legislation on a 35-1 vote. 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.
  • Economic Recovery Drives Lower UI Costs
    The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) announced last week that they are projecting an average 4.5 percent reduction in taxes paid for unemployment by Michigan businesses. Learn more.
  • Protect Your Company and Your Employees from UI Imposter Claims
    In recent months, Michigan has seen an increase in imposter unemployment claims — fraudulent claims filed in the name of a current employee without their knowledge. Make sure you’re protecting your company. Learn more.
  • Reduced UI Taxable Wage Base Available in 2018
    The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is reporting that eligible employers will qualify for a reduced taxable wage base of $9,000 for calendar year 2018. Learn more.
  • Legislation to Increase MIOSHA Penalties
    Legislation was introduced which would get Michigan in compliance with Federal law by increasing occupational safety and health penalties by 78 percent. Learn more.
  • MMA Testifies in Support of Flexible Talent Development Options
    Talent remains a top challenge for manufacturers and course flexibility in education is one way to provide the next generation with a full spectrum of career options. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MMA Submits Testimony on Proposed Part 201 Criteria Rules
    On Friday, 2/16/18, MMA filed almost 400 pages of testimony from MMA and 17-member companies on the proposed Part 201 Criteria Rules. Access MMA's Testimony on the Part 201 Criteria rules and view the comments of other member companies here.
  • 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.
  • MMA Saves Michigan’s Electric Choice Option as Energy Policy Passes
    Working closely with Governor Snyder, MMA and a coalition of pro-electric choice advocates drove a fundamental rewrite of the “choice” provisions during the final day of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session to preserve existing market dynamics for choice customers. Learn more.

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Eleanor SurtmanGovernment Affairs Coordinator
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E-mail surtman@mimfg.org
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