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Tom Gantert

Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential

Tom Gantert is Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

When Gantert arrived at Capitol Confidential as Senior Capitol Correspondent in February 2010, he already had extensive experience as a journalist, having worked for more than 20 years at Michigan daily newspapers, including The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Lansing State Journal and Ann Arbor News. Gantert also served a four-month stint at USA Today as part of a Gannett Corporation loaner program. In 2008, Gantert was The Ann Arbor News writer of the year, and in September 2009, he founded Reporting Michigan, a nonprofit news Web site.

Gantert holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University. He has two sons and lives in Jackson, Mich.

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March Madness Office Pools: Illegal, But Tolerated

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Fact-Checking Teacher Union Math on Detroit Schools

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State Rankings Penalize Schools for Having More Poor Kids

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Teachers Union Spends Little of Its Funds on Bargaining

State Dodges Deadline for High Stakes School Performance List

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Poor Cities Don't Equal Underfunded Public Schools

Union Official Peddles False Figures in Teacher Pay Complaint

Setting the Record Straight on Teacher Pay Won't 'Destroy Public Education'

Historic District Horror Stories

Detroit Classrooms Are Not Overcrowded

School District Thwarts Transparency With Unnecessary Costs

School District Used Second-Graders to Urge Tax Vote

Debate Rages Over How Often Government Pushes For A 'Yes' Vote on Tax Hikes

Whistleblowers Allege Police Pension Spiking Scheme

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Detroit School Bailout Jeopardized by Teacher Sickouts

State Legislature Looking to Address Detroit School Sickouts

Union Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues

New Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering Restrictions Anger Local Government Tax Hikers

Michigan Economy No Longer Dependent on Auto Industry

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House Democrats Oppose 'Trapping' Detroit Students in Non-Union Schools

Union Posts Names of Non-Members, Urges Shunning

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Teacher Union Executives Get Double-Digit Raises While Liabilities Skyrocket

Michigan Education Association Retirement Costs Skyrocket in 2015

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Detroit Public Schools Bankruptcy Could Cost the State $3.4 Billion

Money Rolling Into Lansing from State License Plate Tax

Worker Bullied as UAW Publicizes His Opt-out

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Union ...

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Some Detroit Cops Claim They Are Working 16+ Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

School District Overspending for Last Nine Years Keeps Getting More Funding Per Pupil

Even Compared to Workers With College Degrees, Teachers Are Well Paid

Detroit Public Schools Takes Out a Loan to Pay Off Another Loan

State Senator Blames Public School Choice After Fight Makes News

Parents Complain Students From Adjacent Districts 'Overcrowding' Their Schools

Federal Money to Michigan Schools is Dropping

Former Teacher Lionized by Left for Resignation Letter Omitted Key Details

Number of Public School Districts in Debt At Six-Year Low

Skyrocketing Pension Costs Trigger Parent Angst Over Loss of Teachers

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Michigan's Private Sector Economy Firing on All Cylinders