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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.

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

How the Flint Water Story Was Uncovered

Money, Not Governance, Appears Main Focus of New Detroit School Proposal

City: Vote 'Yes' On Tax Hike or You May Die

Detroit School Bailout Jeopardized by Teacher Sickouts

State Legislature Looking to Address Detroit School Sickouts

Union Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues

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Schools and Locals Electioneer for Tax Hikes, State Nods

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Michigan's Two Teachers Unions Down Tens of Thousands of Members

An $84 Million Tax Break to Pfizer and Not Even a T-Shirt for Ann Arbor

Oil Boom on Private Land Contributes to Low Gas Prices

Teacher Union Executives Get Double-Digit Raises While Liabilities Skyrocket

Michigan Education Association Retirement Costs Skyrocket in 2015

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Hillary Has It Wrong: Low Income City Doesn't Mean Low Income Schools

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Union ...

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A Closer Look: Michigan Radio Columnist Calls for Shuttering Charter Schools

Governor's Plans For Detroit Schools Allows Leader to Limit School Choice

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How Effective Will Law Cutting Welfare for Truancy Be?

Number of Michigan Welfare Recipients Declines 70 Percent

Detroit Public Schools Debt Increases By $1 Million Every School Day

Looming 'Teacher Shortage' Appears Largely Mythical

Two-Thirds of Detroit Students 'Chronically Absent'

Cops Retiring in Their 40s While Pension Systems Break Cities’ Backs