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In 2018, at the urging of the National Federation of Independent Business in Michigan (NFIB) and the business community, the Michigan legislature adopted the minimum…
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Ten years ago we came together to protect the interest of all Michigan workers, unions, and our state’s economy by advocating to make Michigan a…
New data released by the Michigan Department of Education shows 112 of Michigan’s K-12 schools received low-achieving marks. This is a dramatic increase from 2018,…
As the legislative session winds down, investors and leaders of the West Michigan Policy Forum heard from Michigan Representative Matt Hall of Comstock Township about…
I run a Kalamazoo-based organization called KPEP, a private, nonprofit community corrections organization that has facilities in Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Paw…
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Ten years ago we came together to protect the interest of all Michigan workers, unions, and our state’s economy by advocating to make Michigan a…
As the legislative session winds down, investors and leaders of the West Michigan Policy Forum heard from Michigan Representative Matt Hall of Comstock Township about…
Help us demand action on Senate Bills 362, 364, 422 & 432 to support workforce housing throughout Michigan! Click here to contact your senator and…
Timing is everything. Shortly after the West Michigan Policy Forum’s conference calling on state leaders to fix Michigan’s failing K-12 education system we received national…
In 2018, our state made a commitment to improve our education system when legislators approved a bill that holds schools accountable for their performance and…
This summer, Michigan legislators agreed on a $76 billion budget, which included fulfilling pension promises. The West Michigan Policy Forum is proud of our lawmakers…
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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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