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SBAM Tells State Senate to Oppose Job-Killing Unemployment Insurance Expansion

July 14, 2009

Standing united in opposition to a proposed expansion of Michigan’s 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance system (HBs 4785-86), SBAM and over 1,000 Michigan job providers, employing hundreds of thousands of workers, recently signed a letter to the State Senate urging defeat of this harmful legislative package.

“This letter sends a clear message to legislators that the proposed unemployment insurance expansion is a real threat to Main Street,” said Wendy Block, Director of Health Policy and Human Resources for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “This proposal would increase unemployment insurance taxes on Michigan employers at a time when they can least afford it, which could lead to further layoffs and other reductions in business operations.”

Listen to SBAM’s Small Business Champion podcast interview on this topic with Director of Government Relations Mike Batterbee.

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