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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.

Michigan Medicaid Expansion: A Win For President Obama?

Eight Senate Republicans Join Democrats In Passing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

'Voting Yes on Medicaid Expansion is Voting for Obamacare'

MichiganVotes: Bill Would Nix Annual Political Contribution Recertification

Land Banks Buying Properties Private Buyers Would Want

August Is ‘Get Out of the Union Month’ For Teachers

Health Policy Expert: GOP Medicaid Reforms 'Out Of The Stone Age'

Medicaid Expansion Plan: New Exterior, Same Core

Governmental Culture, A Tough Nut To Crack

Governmental culture maintains status quo … more

Senate Offers Multiple Medicaid Expansion Plans

Kent County Land Bank Circumvents Market To Fund Operations

MEDC: The Same Old Run Around On Jobs Numbers

MichiganVotes: New Bill Starts Discussion Of Medicaid Expansion Alternatives

Civil Rights or Double Standard?

If Medicaid Expansion Passes, GOP 'Yes' Votes Likely Stuck Voting to Pay For It Too

'ER Visits Won't Increase' Claim By Medicaid Expansion Advocates Remains Dubious

Civil Rights Department Defying Governor On Racial Preferences, American Indian Mascots

Do We Celebrate Freedom and Liberty?

Or just July 4th? … more

Medicaid Expansion...What's the Rush?

Final Seven House Republicans Who Backed Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Renewable Energy Mandate Takes A Hit In Michigan

Eight More House Republicans Who Backed Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion: A Battle Over Two Views

Opportunity to reform Washington, D.C. … more

More House GOP Reps Who Voted For Key Obamacare Provision

Pete Hoekstra: 'Michigan Could Impact Obamacare in Washington'

House GOP Leaders Vote With Dems To Pass Medicaid Expansion

Michigan a Top 10 State In Per Capita Spending on K-12 Education

Film Incentives: The $50 Million Sequel

Complete Streets Program: Good Law or Bureaucratic Overreach?

Medicaid Expansion, Road Funding Key Issues For Michigan Budget

Count Update: 145 School Districts Have Deals That Dodge Right-to-Work

Mystery Contribution Kept ‘Dues Skim’ Alive

Lawmakers Looking At MEDC Transparency

Attorney: Taylor District Violated Contract Law to Lock In 10-Year Union Agreement

Focusing on the Big Picture

How Republicans and Democrats view Medicaid expansion. … more

Michigan House and Senate Both Skeptical On Medicaid Expansion

Democrat U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Praises Michigan's GOP-Led Recovery

MichiganVotes: House GOP Medicaid Expansion Plan Faces Hurdles

Speedway Assistance: Public Safety or Corporate Welfare?

SEIU Lays Out Plan to Try and Continue 'Dues Skim'

Package Deal Politics

How road funding and Medicaid are connected. … more

Tax Audits or Taxpayer Abuse?

MichiganVotes: Bill Would Increase Portion of Public Employee Health Care Cap

Reforming State Government A Tedious Task

Politics 101: The Art of the Half Truth

What they're saying in Lansing about Medicaid expansion. … more

State Department of Civil Rights Not In Line With Gov. Snyder's Views

Lawsuit Alleges Wind Power A Threat To Health And Safety

MichiganVotes: Minimum Wage Increase — A Serious Effort Or Just Rhetoric?

At Least 54 School Districts Have Contracts Dodging Michigan's Right-to-Work Law