Category: Federal

Temporary Federal Highway Trust Fund Fix In Place…For Now

In early August, Congress sent to President Obama a stopgap highway funding extension that will keep construction projects running into next year.  The 81-13 vote in the Senate came hours after the House voted 272-150 to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, bringing a…

Immigration Reform Moving in Michigan; Stalled in Washington

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has been following the growing need for immigration reform within the United States and Michigan.  In 2011, twenty eight percent of small businesses in the United States were started by immigrants. In Michigan alone over the last decade, one…

G.L. Metro Chambers Coalition Success: $25 million for Great Lakes dredging

Dredging in Leland, MI. (Photo courtesy of upnorthlive.com)  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including funding to help address the backlog of dredging projects in the Great Lakes.  Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and…

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