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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.

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

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'

Tax Audits or Taxpayer Abuse?

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

Reforming State Government A Tedious Task

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

Confirmed: The SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Ends

Lawmaker: 'No Real Savings’ in Wayne State Contract

Poll Results Could Be Positive Indicator For Right-to-Work Advocates

Teachers' Union Wants Lawsuit Moved Out of Court

Another School Contract Extended To Lock Teachers Into Union Membership

SEIU Election Legitimacy Questioned by Some Union Members

College Admits Cooperating With Unions To Sidestep Right-to-Work Law

Teacher Pension System Hole Getting Deeper

Wayne State University: We Got A Deal; Take Our Word For It

Will Gov. Snyder Get Stuck With 'Tax Hiker' Label?

Universities Dodging Right-to-Work Law Under Scrutiny

Is Repeal In The Cards For Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law?

SEIU 'Skim Tracker' Stops Ticking

Sequester Marks First Cuts Since Pres. Obama Took Office

Wisconsin's Alternative Medicaid Plan

Looking For Savings In The Corrections Budget

SEIU 'Dues Skim' and U-M Research Assistant Bills Brought On Proposal 2

UAW President Bob King Admits Proposal 2 Was About Right-to-Work

Bill To Tap Trust Fund Could Free Up Dollars For Roads

Rep. Bentivolio Bill Would Give Small Business Owners A Break

SEIU Election Battle Hinges On Home-Based Caregivers

Bill Would Require One Year Of Residency To Qualify For Welfare

Bill Would Ensure More Gas Tax Money Goes To Roads

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Grinding To A Halt

Is A Michigan Gas Tax Increase Inevitable?

Hathaway Pension: First Check Due Before Sentencing