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Jack Spencer

Capitol Affairs Specialist

Jack Spencer is Capitol affairs specialist for Michigan Capitol Confidential, a news service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Spencer is a veteran Lansing-based journalist who worked 13 years at the Michigan Information & Research Service.

Proposal Would Let Special Needs Children Attend Private School with Public Money

Other States Divulge What Michigan's Corporate Welfare Arm Keeps Secret

How Media Bias Works

'Union Time on Taxpayers' Dime' Bills Fate Uncertain in GOP House

As Congress Fumbles Overcriminalization Reform, Burden Lands on States

School Districts' Finances Can Plead the Fifth After So Many Years Under Bill

Energy Laws are Next on the Agenda of State Lawmakers

Headaches of Road Funding and Courser-Gamrat Scandal Now Blowing In the Wind

Guilty! Of Something No One Knows Is Illegal

If At First You Don't Succeed, Sign and Sign Again

MEDC's Magic Act: Make Taxpayer Money Disappear With Little Return

Michigan Road Spending Near an All-Time High

How You Can Win in Court Against the Government But Still Lose

Interview with Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz

Ohio Moves Closer to No More Windmills

How the Michigan House Pays For Roads

Spring Forward, Fall Back? Bills Would End Daylight Saving in Michigan

Bill Would Ban Advertising to Get More People on Medicaid

D.C. Schools Spending Highest in U.S., But Firm Claims It’s 'Inadequate'

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms Head to the Governor

Michigan's Wind Energy Mandate Costs Each Family Nearly $4,000

Voters in 2016 May Face Eight Ballot Proposals

Firm Picked to Evaluate Education Funding Has Long History of Recommending Spending Hikes

Emails Show Shaky Grounds for Corporate Welfare Agency’s Transparency Shutdown

Cutting Michigan's Income Tax Would Also Lessen Corporate Welfare Burden

How You Can Be Prosecuted For Unknowingly Breaking the Law

U.S. Chamber Official on Obama Clean Power Plan: 'There Will Be Lawsuits'

MEA Ordered to Stop Violating School Employees’ Right-to-Work Law Rights

Bye-bye Prevailing Wage Law? Repeal Campaign Turns In 390,000 Signatures

Could a Backroom Political Deal Stop Prevailing Wage Repeal?

Every Judge Costs Michigan Taxpayers $450K

Renewables Just a Hood Ornament on Fossil Fuel Power System

The Environmentalist Rhetoric Guide

No Evidence Michigan Business Owners Support New EPA Mandates

Michigan Schools Receive Over $12,500 Per Student

Great Lakes Won't Cooperate With Climate Alarmists

State's Largest Teachers Union Fails to Disclose 30 Percent of Its Income

Measures Would Ban Steve Cook-Style Schemes

State Gives Billions in Dollars to Corporations – But Keeps Secret How Much They Get

Let Legislators Take a Vacation

Michigan Anti-Fracking Ballot Proposal Would Limit All Drilling

State Supreme Court Ruling: State Employees are Free to Exercise Right-to-Work

Paid Leave Mandate Raises Stakes in 'Punitive' Move Against Employers

Expelling Mankind Won't Make Earth A Paradise

Cut Corporate Welfare Before Social Welfare to Fund Roads

Sen. Nofs: Bills Won't Eliminate 'Electric Choice'

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Has a History of Secrecy

U.P. Road Commission Taking On EPA

That's a Wrap! Film Subsidies Terminated

Great Lakes Water Levels At High-Level Marks