MMA is working with state leaders and the Unemployment Insurance Agency leadership to develop tangible solutions to the recurring failures of Michigan’s unemployment insurance system to meet employer needs.
Employers pay billions of dollars into Michigan’s unemployment insurance system each year but unfortunately the system has been plagued with inefficiency, errors and scandal. These problems cost manufacturers dearly — in terms of time and money.
An essential protection supported by the MMA to reduce state government overreach and anti-competitive regulations passed out of Senate committee.
Health insurance expenses are the fastest-growing cost component for employers, making the ability to provide adequate health coverage to employees a significant challenge for manufacturers.
MMA testified before the Senate Committee on Michigan Competitiveness in support of new legislation to eliminate the anti-competitive, costly Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) tax while responsibly funding Michigan’s Medicaid program.
Legislation to improve the state’s current ratio requirement for electrical apprentice supervision was signed into law on Tuesday, 4/5/16, by Governor Rick Snyder.
MMA’s effort to cut down your company costs and abolish the liquid industrial waste (LIW) manifest was signed into law on Thursday, 12/7/15.
On Thursday, 5/25/17, the Governor signed, with immediate effect, a bill to extend the opportunity for you to file for your share of the MMA-led $576 million annual Personal Property Tax (PPT) cut until Wednesday, 5/31/17. If you missed out on the original February deadline, now is your chance to qualify for this high-value tax cut.
The Senate passed a three-bill, MMA-supported incentives package called “The Good Jobs for Michigan” package on 3/29/17 which would create a new economic development tool for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
MMA achieved victory in the eleventh hour on its primary goal to inject market dynamics in the choice market to ensure the preservation of the 10% choice system.