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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.

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

Clock is Ticking on Michigan's Film Subsidies

House and Senate Pass Competing Road Funding Plans

Measure Would Open Doors To University Board Meetings

Most Michigan Teachers Leave Before Qualifying For a Pension

Should Government Set Prices for Reselling Tickets?

EPA Eyeing That Saturday Afternoon BBQ at the Park

SEIU Affiliate’s Revenue Cut in Half After 'Dues Skim' Ended

MEA Skips Testifying on Bill Ending Its Pension Spiking Arrangements

Ruling Upholds the Right of Public Employees to Resign From Union Whenever They Want

Sen. Gary Peters Wants Higher Minimum Wage — Except for His Unpaid Interns

House Road Plan Leaves Plenty of Money for Pure Michigan Campaign

Labor Union Caught in Dues Skim Fails to File Annual Report with Federal Government

Is State's Prevailing Wage Law at Risk of Being Tossed?

Feds to Michigan: End Anti-Competition 'Tesla Ban'

Bills Attempt to Shine Light on Government-Seized Property

State's Corporate Welfare Arm Says Ex-Attorney General Approved Being Less Transparent

Here's How Much Michigan's 'Prevailing Wage' Law Costs Your School District