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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.

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

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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

Alcohol Regulation Study: No Advantage To Tighter Restrictions

Energy Debates Heat Up As High Electric Rates Continue

'Skim Tracker' Hits $30 Million

Union Lobbying Helps Keep Prison Privatization Bill Locked Up

Renewable Energy Standard Driving Prices Higher in States, Europe

Lawmakers, Governor Seeking To Get Project Labor Agreement Ban Back In Place

House Votes To Raise Cyber School Cap

Home Health Care Dues Still Being Skimmed

'Green' Energy Advocates Targeting Michigan Again

Aiming To Outlaw Government Revenue Bounty Hunters

Despite Environmental Alarmism, Great Lakes Have Not Been Setting Low Water Level Records

Union Members Down, Money For SEIU Up

No Lean Times For SEIU 'Dues Skim' Union Bosses

Cutting Librarians and Therapists Would Save Prisons Millions

Activists United Against Union 'Power Grab' Proposal

Most Michigan Voters Think Right-to-Work Is a Winner

The End Is Near: 'Skim' Stopper Bill Headed To Gov. Snyder

BREAKING NEWS: Michigan Senate Stops Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

Union Pushes Ballot Proposal To Keep 'Dues Skim' Alive

Senate Shows Support For Ending Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

Minnesota Moves on Right-to-Work, Taps Mackinac Center For Bill Wording

The Cover Story For the 'Dues Skim'

Snyder Signs Bill Reinforcing That Graduate Students Are Students, Not Employees

The Stealth Election That Led To The Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

School Districts Will Soon No Longer Be Responsible For Deducting Teacher Union Dues

Union-Supported Ballot Proposal Targets Right-to-Work, Recent Reforms

Bill To Prevent U of M Grad Student Research Assistant Unionization Headed To Governor

Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' More Than Matches SEIU '08 Obama Contributions

Prison Privatization Bill Locked Up By House Inaction

Tea Party Groups Set To Pick U.S. Senate Candidate

GOP-Dominated Senate To SEIU: 'Here's $4 Million'

How the Forced Unionization of Day Care and Home Health Care Providers Took Place

Bill To Stop Graduate Student Unionization Moves Ahead

Further Down the Rabbit Hole: Forced Unionization 'Dues Skim' Linked To West Coast Scandal

Should Threats Against Legislators Have Stricter Penalites?

Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization 'Money Skim' Lead To Former ACORN Organizer

MSU Starts Student Health Care Mandate

'Forced Unionization' Employer Out of the Picture, But Dues Keep Flowing To SEIU

SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate

Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Worse Than Previously Thought

MCQ3 Response To 'Forced Unionization'

Indiana Is A Right-to-Work State

U-M Forced Grad Student Unionization Case: Court Approves One-Sided Hearing

When Will Right-to-Work Come to Michigan?

Indiana Dems Still Boycotting To Avoid Right-To-Work Vote

BREAKING: Indiana House Passes Right-to-Work Bill — Measure To Become Law Soon

Indiana Dems Lose On Right-to-Work Bill and Run Again

Today May Be 'High Noon' Over Indiana Right-to-Work Bill

Indy Democrats Still Not Showing Up — Right-to-Work Standoff Drags On

Indiana RTW: No Movement, Just Rhetoric

Breaking News: Indiana Dems Run Again, Right-to-Work Bill On Hold

UAW Member: Union Workers 'Need to Embrace' Right-to-Work Laws

Muskegon Health Care Workers Get Out of SEIU

Indiana Right-to-Work Bill Slows Down

Right-to-Work Inches Ahead in Indiana

Dems Don't Run: Standoff Ends — Indiana Right-to-Work Obstacle Cleared

Muskegon SEIU Escape Vote Set For This Week

2011 in Review: A Year of Reforms

Interview With Congressman Dave Camp

Cap on Charter Public Schools Eliminated

Politicians Put Recall Rights In Crosshairs

Bill Banning the Use of Public Funds to Collect Union Dues Stalls in Senate

House Has Rare Opportunity With Charter Public School Cap Vote

'Forced Unionization' Brings In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing

House Ready To Move Bills Prohibiting Automatic Union PAC Deductions

Democrat Measure Targets Charter Public Schools

Blocking Forced Unionization Dissent?

NLRB 'Ignores' Rules To Rush Union Elections

Interview With New House Education Committee Chairman, State Rep. Tom McMillin