Public Policy

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a source of information regarding legislative policy and issues impacting the business community.

Check out the latest issue of the The Bridge Magazine from the Center for Michigan,  

The Bridge

The Center for Michigan, which includes Bridge Magazine, was created to help Michigan citizens develop an agenda to move our state forward.  See the fact checked last gubernatorial debate, how each candidate will change our roads, educational systems and more.  The Bridge is forward focused on  Michigan’s health and economic well-being; our competitive position and developing jobs for the next century.

Bridge’s mission is to inform Michigan citizens through fact-based, nonpartisan journalism that identifies critical issues and helps citizens navigate the challenges of our civic life. Our goal at Bridge is simple: To better inform Michigan’s private citizens so as to encourage a vibrant state in both the private and public sectors.

See all ballot proposals, and your local voting guide explained by the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters , a non-partisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

List of products from China subject to new tariffs beginning July 6:


More products from China that may be subjected to tariffs starting in late July/early August:


List of U.S. products subject to new tariffs in China beginning July 6:

Auto Tariffs

These are still in the proposal stage and the Administration has not implemented anything at this point.

Here is a brief report from the Peterson Institute for International Economics on the proposed tariffs on automobile imports.

This article from Crain’s, just published this afternoon, gives a good overview:

We will have more for you on this as the situation develops.

It’s important for the business community to provide feedback and communicate concerns.  We encourage you to contact your members of Congress to let them know how these tariffs are affecting your business.


U.S. House of Representatives Phone Directory

U.S. Senate Directory  for all the information, this is a very comprehensive site!

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The League of Women Voters is a national non-partisan organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increased understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


The League does not support or oppose political parties or candidates.  Membership is open to all U.S. citizens, 18 or older.  For additional information contact the League office at 313.278.6476 or by email <>.


League of Women Voters

Dearborn / Dearborn Heights

120 N. Military, Dearborn, MI, 48124


Phone:     313-278-6476






Voter Guide for Dearborn and Dearborn Heights residents:

The League of Women Voters (313) 278-6476 & website:

Looking for information on the Dearborn Public Schools “Hold Harmless” Millage Renewal? This ballot proposal is a RENEWAL of a millage that was first approved in 1995. The reason for the millage was to make up a short fall between the old funding method and the new funding method created by the passage of Proposal A. Visit for a complete explanation of the impact of Proposal A on school funding.

Click here to read the ballot language and here to read an excerpt of the Property Tax Limitation Act of 1933.

Updates:  September 2014

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Helpful links:  The State of Michigan Website  The Center For Michigan, a non-profit, non-partisan think and do tank