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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 Allow Local Governments to Post Notices Online Rather than in Newspapers

Michigan Auto Insurance Reforms on Hold

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Scene From Fantasia Captures the Spirit of Earth Day

Bills Put Obsolete Laws on the Chopping Block

Texas Moves Toward Dumping Wind Mandate

'Steve Cook' Bill Would Prevent Private Union Employees from Spiking State Pension

Poll: Just 1 in 3 Know Wind Energy Depends on Fossil Fuels

'Big Oil' and 'Big Wind' Keep Public in the Dark About Wind Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Will Poll Hurt Legislation Aiming to Give Energy Utilities Monopoly?

Low or High, Great Lakes Water Levels Always Blamed on Global Warming

Huron County Pushes Stop Button on Wind Development

Natural Gas to Wind Energy: You're Nothing Without Me

Love it or Hate it, Voters are Aware of Proposal 1

So What Happens if the May 5 $2 Billion Tax Hike Fails?

What if it Were April Fools' Day Year Round?

Bottom Line Will Tell How Effective House Republicans are at Limiting Government

Here we go Again: Trying to Make Legislators' Records Public

The 'M' in MEDC Should No Longer Stand For 'Mystery'

Bill Package Includes Elimination of Energy Choice

Oklahoma Shows Pension Reform Can Boost a State's Credit Rating

The GOP Politicians Who Voted Against Ending Film Subsidies

Now is the Time to Demand Transparency from State's Corporate Welfare Agency

How Wind Energy Creates More Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Plot to Kill Film Credits Begins to Look Plausible

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Tone Deaf to Requests for Transparency

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Hasn't Faced Real Media Scrutiny

MEDC Feeling the Heat for Corporate Welfare Deals Coming Home to Roost

Right-to-Work Debate: Former Labor Boss and Think Tank Labor Expert Square Off

Double Tax on Some Fuels is Problematic for $2 Billion May 5 Proposal

Here's the Upcoming Political Drama in Michigan

Energy Policy Director: Wind Energy isn't Cheap and Alone Can't Meet Our Needs

One Lawsuit Settled, But No Truce in Wind Energy Debate

Ethanol Study Touted as Independent Was Paid for by Corn Growers

Fixing Michigan's Budget-Killing School Employees' Pension Up in the Air

Governor Signs Bill Freeing Up Market Approach to Health Care

Michigan Sales Tax Hike Proposal May Provide Schools With Less

A Fresh Angle: Taking on 'Big Wind' With Competition

Huron County Looks at Wind Turbine Moratorium

Two Wins for Freedom from Union Coercion in 2014

MSU Study: Ethanol Use is Good, as Long as the Environment isn’t Considered

Star Struck: Why States Chase the Film Industry with Subsidies

Bill to Curb Local Government Meddling Dies in House

'Let's Make a Deal' Time on Road Funding?

School Budgets Safe Under ‘No New Taxes’ House Road Funding Package

Bill Would Allow Government to Post Legal Notices Online Instead of Newspapers

Myth And Muddle Blocking Pension Reform

Rough Road for Pension Reform in New Senate?

Bill Would Ban Red Light Cameras

Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

Wisconsin Wind Turbines Declared Health Hazard