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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.

Mitchell Ad About Moolenaar: Truthful or Over the Top?

Incumbent’s Voting Record, Philosophy Challenged In Michigan's 107th

MEA Committee Urges Dems To Vote In GOP Primary

Incumbent’s Voting Record Targeted In Michigan's 86th District House Primary Race

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Daycare Workers To Get Money Back

Michigan Families Set Stage For Helping End Forced Unionization Schemes

Contrast Over Right-to-Work, Film Subsidies, Detroit Bailout In 31st District Senate Race

Court Backs Finding Of Wind Turbine Noise Problem

Thinking Outside the School Box

Select Business Subsidies, Endorsements Are Differences In 37th District Senate GOP Primary

Unionization Ruling Before The Supreme Court Could Be 'Huge'

Ohio Starts Holding Wind Industry Accountable

Unionization Case Before The Supreme Court Could Have Lasting National Impact

Legislature To Prohibit Courses That Teach Unionization Techniques

Republican Push For Higher Minimum Wage Likely Has Anti-Taxpayer Strings Attached

Union Loses $4.2 Million After Dues Skim Ends

Ohio One Step Closer To Ending In-State Renewable Energy Mandate

School Districts That Privatize Usually Pay Teachers More

In-State Renewable Energy Mandate Could Be Eliminated In Ohio

Bill Would Bring Public Notice Rule Changes

Cost of School Millage Approvals Inflated Because of Prevailing Wage Law

Measure Would Ban Enforcement Of Woodstove Emission Regulations

States Spending Less Money On K-12 Education Get Better Results

Teamsters Drop Case Requiring Non-Members Pay Unfair Fee

Poll: Voters Say Small Business Will Suffer Most With Minimum Wage Increase

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent After Dues Skim Ends

Michigan State University Administering Program On How To Unionize Employees

Poll Shows Solid Opposition To Detroit Bailout

Political Predictions for 2014

Community Group Fighting Third Attempt To Bring Wind Farm To Town

Details Behind Push For 'Mystery Project' Begin To Surface

Road Funding: Getting the Priorities Right

Draconian Traffic Fee Law Moving Toward The Chopping Block

Mystery Project Almost Got $5.5 Million From Taxpayers

Electricity Competition In Texas, Illinois Brought Lower Prices Than Michigan

Column: When Silence Speaks Volumes

Land Bank Funding Makes It Into Supplemental Spending Bill

House Readies For Vote On FOIA Reforms

Asset Forfeiture Issue Arises With Clause in Human Trafficking Bills

SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 Over Actions Tied To 2012 Ballot Proposal Campaign

Legislature Split on Funding For Land Bank Authority

Who Is Behind The Minimum Wage Increase Drive?

Study: Per-Pupil Funding, Class Size Not Predictor of Schools Families Choose

MEA Aggressive With Dues Collection Information; Silent On How To Opt Out

Lawmakers Move Away From Giving Land Banks Exclusive Privileges