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Tom Gantert

Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential

Tom Gantert is Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

When Gantert arrived at Capitol Confidential as Senior Capitol Correspondent in February 2010, he already had extensive experience as a journalist, having worked for more than 20 years at Michigan daily newspapers, including The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Lansing State Journal and Ann Arbor News. Gantert also served a four-month stint at USA Today as part of a Gannett Corporation loaner program. In 2008, Gantert was The Ann Arbor News writer of the year, and in September 2009, he founded Reporting Michigan, a nonprofit news Web site.

Gantert holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University. He has two sons and lives in Jackson, Mich.

From Tom Gantert

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Detroit Schools Would Already Be in Deficit if Not for Teacher Vacancies, Extra State Money

How to Get a Property Tax Hike: Spend Big on Democratic Political Consultant

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Explains Proposal For Legislature

$94K Teacher Complains Salary ‘Stagnant’ at the Top

Teacher Wears Pizza Uniform From Second Job To Protest Pay

Did You Know? Post-Water Crisis, Fed and State Money Pours Into Flint

School District Spent $275,000 in Public Dollars on Tax Hike Vote