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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.

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

Law Attempts to Prevent School Board Members From Voting On Contracts For Relatives

Facing Possible Jail Time, Disgraced Justice Can Still Collect Pension

Republican House Members Who Voted Against Right-to-Work

Republicans Against Right-to-Work

Most of the Arrested Anti-Right-to-Work Protesters Have SEIU 'Dues Skim' Connections

Supreme Court Justice's Problems Not Likely to Affect Generous Pension

New Civil Rights Group Joins Affirmative Action Case

Michigan Congressional Republicans Split On 'Fiscal Cliff' Vote

County Prevailing Wage Law Could Add Millions To Taxpayer Costs

Right-to-Work Poll Numbers Fit the Pattern

Recalls Could Include Republicans Who Voted 'No' on Right To Work

Recall Change Could Be Unconstitutional

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Union Protesters' Attack Hits Local Employer with $35K Tent Destruction

Michigan Is a Right-to-Work State

Right-to-Work Bills Pass Michigan House, Senate

Governor: Bill Will Be Introduced To Make Michigan 24th Right-To-Work State

Worker Freedom Advocates Lobby Legislators in Lansing

Tea Party Groups Engaged In Battle For Right-To-Work

Extra Early Voting Opportunity in Heavily Democratic Area Raises Eyebrows

Shhh, U.S. Leads World In Carbon Emissions Reductions

Connecticut Now Struggling With Caregiver Unionization Efforts

MEDC Questioned About Its Transparency

Families Forced Into SEIU Scheme Relieved and Thankful After Proposal 4 Defeat

An End Finally in Sight for the SEIU Dues Skim

Supreme Court Election, One More Bite At The Apple For The Left

Not Much Mystery Behind $9 Million Raised for Prop 4

Law Enforcement Does Not Universally Support Proposal 4

Hospital SEIU Members Say Home-Based Caregivers Get 'No Benefit' From Proposal 4

Secret Democrat Supreme Court Plan: Run Irish Women Candidates

Infighting at the SEIU

While Helping Out Injured Ex-Wife, Man Forced Into Union

Renewable Energy Mandate Backers Have Deep 'Green' Pockets

How Many Voters Will Miss The Bottom Of The Ballot?

'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'

Legal Foundation Seeks End to Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

Pension Study Consultants Have History Defending Expensive Pension Plans

Survey Says: No Consensus On Best Political Polling Method

How the Chicago Teacher Union Strike Affects Michigan

Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again

Supreme Court Rules: Union Power Grab Proposal Will Be On Ballot

City Has Been Paying $10,000 A Month To Light Vacant Garage

Before Emergency Manager, Pontiac Had 87 Different Health Plans

Forced Unionization Campaign Pretending 31-Year-Old Program Doesn't Exist

home health care, unionization, michigan, ballot proposal … more

Court of Appeals Says Union Power Grab Should Be on Ballot

Union Money Behind Health Care Ballot Proposal Not Well Hidden

Union Signature Claim Off By Nearly 130,000

Wisconsin Official on Health Care Exchange: 'Waiting Is the Prudent Thing to Do'

After Veto, Gov. Snyder's Commitment To Transparency Questioned

'Dues Skim' Proponents, State Department Struggle to Explain Health Care Scheme

Union Power Grab Proposal Heading To Court

Pension Obligation Bonding Bills Expected To Move

Study Says Most Home Health Care Workers Taking Care of Family, Friends

Big Votes Coming Up In the Legislature

Bentivolio Battling GOP Establishment

Home Health Care Ballot Initiative Would Usurp Power From the Governor

seiu, unions, ballot initiative … more

Green Energy Mandate Supporter Claims Individuals 'Do Not Have Rights to Quiet'

Proposal To Keep Forced Unionization Intact – It’s All About The Money

Eaton County Dumps Prevailing Wage Law

'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal Proponents Cloud Issue With Mistruths

Union Omits $12K From Disclosure Form That Was Paid to Keep Health Care 'Dues Skim' Alive

Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Allows SEIU to Keep Taking Dues From Medicaid Checks

Wind Association Executive To State Bureaucrats: 'Delete These Types of Emails'

Wind Noise Dispute Pits Scientists Against State Officials

Union Health Care Ballot Supporters Say They Have Enough Signatures for a Vote

Pontiac Turnaround Stories: City Vs. Schools

Windmill Spin: 'No' Means Maybe

Group Rallies Against Push For Unproven Alternative Energy

Despite Law, SEIU Gets To Continue Taking Medicaid Check Money

Union 'Dues' vs. Union 'Fees': Michigan Union Head Deliberately Clouds the Issue

SEIU Extends Home Health Care Contract On Day Governor Signs Bill Making 'Dues Skim' Illegal

Walker Lesson: We Can Stand Up To Big Unions

Walker Opponents: ‘Shhh, Don’t Mention Collective Bargaining’

Wisconsin Dems, Unions Could Claim Victory Even If Gov. Scott Walker Wins

Battle With 'Overzealous' Tax Hunters Continues

Labor Group Targets Disabled Rehab Program Participants For Unionization

Town Votes Down Windmill Plan, Board Moving Ahead Anyways

Personal Property Tax Phase-Out Matters For Michigan

No Relief In Sight For Home Health Care Workers

GOP's 'No' Votes On School Choice Defend Their Decisions

Union Money Helps 'Dues Skim' Stay Alive