Jack Spencer was Capitol Affairs Specialist for Michigan Capitol Confidential, a news service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, from 2011 to 2016. Spencer is a veteran Lansing-based journalist who worked 13 years at the Michigan Information & Research Service.

As Congress Fumbles Overcriminalization Reform, Burden Lands on States

School Districts' Finances Can Plead the Fifth After So Many Years Under Bill

Energy Laws are Next on the Agenda of State Lawmakers

Headaches of Road Funding and Courser-Gamrat Scandal Now Blowing In the Wind

Guilty! Of Something No One Knows Is Illegal

If At First You Don't Succeed, Sign and Sign Again

MEDC's Magic Act: Make Taxpayer Money Disappear With Little Return

Michigan Road Spending Near an All-Time High

How You Can Win in Court Against the Government But Still Lose

Interview with Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz