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Florida’s K-12 education system has gotten a major face-lift over the last twenty years, and continues to climb the ladder with the push of policies…
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Michigan’s K-12 education system ranks 32 in the nation according to U.S. News. And according to data from the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress…
There’s $7 billion that remains available on Michigan’s balance sheet, half of which is leftover one-time federal stimulus dollars. Michigan’s fiscal year 2023 budget signed…
You might be surprised to learn that Michigan has a law against starting school before Labor Day – if you are in one of the…
The hospitality industry is filled with incredible servers, who, for the most part, intentionally chose this business because of the perks of tipping. In an…
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There’s $7 billion that remains available on Michigan’s balance sheet, half of which is leftover one-time federal stimulus dollars. Michigan’s fiscal year 2023 budget signed…
The hospitality industry is filled with incredible servers, who, for the most part, intentionally chose this business because of the perks of tipping. In an…
This month, The West Michigan Policy Forum (WMPF) hosted a conversation with Michigan State Senator and Senate President Pro Tempore Aric Nesbitt. Senator Nesbitt lives…
Two years ago at the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s unemployment rate hit a high not seen since the great depression - 22.7% of…
As the pandemic shifts to an endemic phase, Americans and others around the world are examining what the state of personal freedom looks like in…
Tax season in an election year creates an interesting dynamic, including various proposals for how to better collect and spend Michigan's taxpayer dollars. These discussions…
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There’s $7 billion that remains available on Michigan’s balance sheet, half of which is leftover one-time federal stimulus dollars. Michigan’s fiscal year 2023 budget signed…
Do you know what one of the key elements to a thriving economy is? It’s often overlooked and underestimated, but it’s the foundation for a…
Michigan’s success in recent years can be traced back to important improvements in the way business and residents live, work and play in our state.…
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Labor

The hospitality industry is filled with incredible servers, who, for the most part, intentionally chose this business because of the perks of tipping. In an…
Do you know what one of the key elements to a thriving economy is? It’s often overlooked and underestimated, but it’s the foundation for a…
The West Michigan Policy Forum recently kicked off bi-monthly legislative chats to provide an intimate opportunity to have our members listen to, glean from, and…
Michigan and the rest of our nation have been facing a grave labor drought that’s impairing our economy and causing many businesses, large and small,…
Two years ago at the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s unemployment rate hit a high not seen since the great depression - 22.7% of…
Michigan is facing a housing shortage - and the cost of homes has skyrocketed over the past year, leaving many unable to afford housing. This…
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Healthcare

Never before in US history have dollars flowed from Washington to the states the way they currently are. The price tag: $350 billion for eligible…
The West Michigan Policy Forum took communicating messaging and actions very seriously from the early onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal first and foremost…