Tag: Michigan Senate

Budget Update As Spring Recess Begins

Michigan’s House and Senate said “no” recently to two tax increases proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder in his FY 2015-2016 state budget, and also made changes in some other key areas of the budget for business interests in northern Michigan. The legislature will not…

Op-Ed: Chamber Alliance Discusses Priorities in Lansing

From the Petoskey News-Review, March 3, 2015 The following guest commentary was written by Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. I was recently in the hot seat, looking up at five state senators, poised and ready to share with them the…

Alliance Testifies on its 2015 Priorities in Front of Senate Commerce Committee

Representatives of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, led by Petoskey Regional Chamber President Carlin Smith and Alliance director of government relations Kent Wood, were on hand in Lansing on February 18th to testify in front of the Senate Commerce Committee. The Alliance was invited…

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