Topic: Government

In Michigan, we’ve had the opportunity to feel and see the prosperity and success being a right-to-work state brings (RTW). And, we’re not alone in…
We’re still fighting to protect our students’ educational growth - and this year, our third graders are on the front lines. Democrats want to repeal…
You may have seen our recent op-ed in The Detroit News on the benefits of Right-to-work. And you may have heard our conversation with Michael…
Wishful thinking is failing Michigan’s students - we need action. We can’t let another 12 months go by with record-high spending at the K-12 level…
As Michigan’s Right-to-work (RTW) law celebrates 10 years as a statute, it also faces the possibility of repeal from the incoming Democratic majority. In this…
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…
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…
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…
Michigan's governor is on the brink of making long-term financial decisions for our state's future in the midst of a nationally watched re-election campaign. The…
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…
Michigan is facing a housing shortage - and the cost of homes has skyrocketed over the past year, leaving many unable to afford housing. This…
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.…
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…