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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.

Poll Shows Solid Opposition To Detroit Bailout

Political Predictions for 2014

Community Group Fighting Third Attempt To Bring Wind Farm To Town

Details Behind Push For 'Mystery Project' Begin To Surface

Road Funding: Getting the Priorities Right

Draconian Traffic Fee Law Moving Toward The Chopping Block

Mystery Project Almost Got $5.5 Million From Taxpayers

Electricity Competition In Texas, Illinois Brought Lower Prices Than Michigan

Column: When Silence Speaks Volumes

Land Bank Funding Makes It Into Supplemental Spending Bill

House Readies For Vote On FOIA Reforms

Asset Forfeiture Issue Arises With Clause in Human Trafficking Bills

SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 Over Actions Tied To 2012 Ballot Proposal Campaign

Legislature Split on Funding For Land Bank Authority

Who Is Behind The Minimum Wage Increase Drive?

Study: Per-Pupil Funding, Class Size Not Predictor of Schools Families Choose

MEA Aggressive With Dues Collection Information; Silent On How To Opt Out

Lawmakers Move Away From Giving Land Banks Exclusive Privileges

Law Judge To Hear Unfair Labor Practice Complaints Against MEA

Expert: Consumers Energy Trying To ‘Muddle’ Wind Turbine Noise Solution

Bill Would Keep $60 Million Special Deal in Place for Hemlock Semiconductor

Democrats Education Spending Math Doesn't Add Up

Health Care Workers Having Trouble Finding Union That Plays Fair

Bill Would Add Paid Members to State's Corporate Welfare Agency

Court Orders Utility To Address Wind Turbine Noise Problems

Lawmakers Poised To Continue Corporate Welfare Fund

Like A Broken Record, MEA Complains About 'Insufficient Funds'

Utility Asks Court To Slap Down Excessive Wind Turbine Noise Finding

U.S. Supreme Court Discusses Right-to-Work For All Public Employees

Expert: Utilities Distorting Electric Choice Track Record

Q&A With the MEDC: Verifying Jobs Resulting From Special Government Favors

State Agency Has 52 Employees Who Earn More Than $100K

'Deep Freeze' Adding Inches of Ice to Great Lakes Levels

Bill Would Open Up Competition In Michigan’s Electricity Market

Can Tea Parties Succeed Again?

Judge Upholds Right-to-Work Dodging Tactic

2013 In Review: Worker Freedom, Medicaid Expansion Took Center Stage

MEA Testimony: Lower K-12 Spending State Does Better Than Michigan

Absent MEA Action, State Could Step In

The Ghosts of Christmases Past

Change To How Schools Are Graded Held Up Until New Year

Energy Company At Odds With County Over Safety of Wind Turbines

Teamsters Union Backs Away From Discriminatory Practice

Stirring the Ashes: Outdoor Smoking Bill Rekindles Smoking Ban Debate

MEA Says Union Members Should Have Known About Limited Window to Leave

Land Bank Reform Bills In Holding Pattern

Legislator: Improving State's Grading System for Schools A Priority

Michigan Insurance Companies: It's Too Late To Reinstate Old Health Care Plans