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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.

Pew Trust: State Pension Managers Failed Even To Meet Own Funding Estimates

Soaring Pension Costs Breaking School Budgets, Crimping Teacher Pay

Experts: Michigan Senate's Utility Bill Shackles State To Obama EPA Overreach

Teacher Pay Flat at Insolvent Detroit Schools, But Union President's Pay Doubles

Despite Union Claims, School Pension System is in Trouble

MPSERS, unfunded liability … more

Chamber: Concern Lansing Abatement Proposal Could Have 'Unintended Consequences'

corporate welfare, … more

Safe Space? Ann Arbor Landmark Painted With 'Kill em All' After Trump Victory

State Gave Biofuel Company Millions for Unbuilt Plant

Rising Pension Costs Bury Michigan Schools Despite Past Tweaks to System

Wayne County Schools’ Tax Hike Sponsors Paint False Picture With ‘Factual Information'

Media Loves Corporate Welfare Stories, But Silent When Jobs Go Bust

WikiLeaks: Granholm's Obama Job Application Oversold Clean Energy Jobs

Michigan High School Grad Rate Up as Detroit Schools Increases 30 Percent

State Spending Up and Up, But Spending Interests Cry Poverty

EPA Expands Power by Calling Plowed Farm Fields 'Mini Mountain Ranges'

Got a Permit for That Garage Sale?

Rumors of Unions' Post-Right-to-Work Death Exaggerated

Union Sloppiness Costs Teacher Thousands in Lost Pay, Blames Mythical ‘Funding Cuts’

Researchers: Having More College Grads Around Doesn't Mean Less-Educated Workers Earn More

Michigan District Bans Homeschooled Girl From Homecoming Dance

Republican AG Rebuffs GOP Governor On Failed Detroit Schools: OK To Close Them

Sierra Club: No Gas, No Coal, No Nukes; Lansing Utility: No Lights, Then

Budget Gimmicks, Debt and Deficit Smokescreens Preceded Flint Lead Crisis

Before Flint’s Lead Crisis, City Council Raided Money from 'Water Fund'

Michigan Bill Legalizes March Madness and Fantasy Sports Bets

NAACP: Historical 13-Star Flag Associated With 'Racial Supremacy' Groups

School Superintendent: 13-Star 'Betsy Ross' Flag Injects 'Hostility' and 'Hate'

Bill Would Ban Ann Arbor's Ban on Young Adult Tobacco Sales

Post a Photo of Your Marked Ballot? You've Broken the Law

Despite the Hype, Detroit's Job Growth Among the Lowest in the State

Union Membership in Michigan Down 38 Percent in 32 Years

Governor Gives Academically Failed Detroit Schools a Three-Year Pass

You’re OUT! School Bars Resident From Working as Baseball Ump

Statewide Student Test Scores Are In and the News Isn't Good

Detroit Had More Corruption in One Day Than John Oliver Found in Charter Schools Over 10 Years

Study 'Segregates' School District Borders By Ignoring Key Data

Michigan Plans to Close Some Top Public Schools

Taxes Up $4.3 Million, State Money Down $200K: So Who 'Compromised' Services?

State Board of Education Not Immune To School Funding Myths

WSU Prof's Report Blaming Flint Decline on 'Structural Racism' Used Bad Data

Snyder Orders a State Economic 20 Year Plan

Up and Down: The Story of Teacher Salaries in Detroit

Detroit Schools Deteriorated, Questions On $500 Million Bond

The Electric Car Future That Never Happened

Michigan to Write $1 Billion in Secret Corporate Welfare Checks in 2016

Why Americans Should Care the U.S. is Approaching $20 Trillion in Debt

We're No. 1: Unemployment in Michigan Fell Faster Than Anywhere Else

MSU: You Can Be Ticketed For Smoking in Your Own Car

Shivering in the Dark? Sierra Club Opposes 91 Percent of Michigan Electricity

Detroit's Red Ink Remains, But Future Looks Brighter

Drug Raids Down 75 Percent in Detroit as Police Shift Their Focus

Democratic Senators Seek to Silence Debate About Global Warming

Michigan School Funding At Record High

Detroit’s Top Employer No Longer a Government Entity

Pay for New Ann Arbor Teachers Up 24-44 Percent in Four Years

Here's What the NY Times Got Wrong On Detroit Public Schools

Academic Failure Forces Charter School Closure

Union Contract Delivers Five-Year Salary Freeze for State's Teacher of the Year

Deficits Loom, But Community College Launches Athletics Program Anyway

Right-To-Work For More? Michigan Income Growth the Nation’s Third-Fastest

Fewer School Districts Borrowing to Cover Expenses, But Pension Debt Rising

How They Spin 'Underfunded Schools': Ignore the Federal Money

Spiking Pensions: Another MEA Executive Involved in Special Deals

Another School District-Teachers Union Pension Spiking Deal

Ph.D. Not Good Enough, Professor: You Still Can't Teach in Detroit Schools

Narrative Trumps Facts When Reporting on Detroit Public Schools

Pension Funding: Why Your Town is Going Broke

Despite Enrollment Decline, Teachers Paid More

Michigan School Pension Debt Grows Again

Four Months and Counting for Records from Agency at Center of Flint Water Crisis

State Data: No Detroit Teacher Shortage

Detroit Teachers Under Pay Freeze, But Union President Gets Big Pay Hike

Money Rolling In, But Cities With Hands Out To Lansing Claim 'Broken' Finances

Detroit Public Schools' Collapse Preceded Charter School Expansion

State Expects to Take $2.4 Billion More; Media Cries 'Deficit!'

'Got Your Back' or Stab It: Union Sics Bill Collectors on Right-to-Work Exercisers

Detroit Schools Transition Chief Says: Restrict Charter Schools in City

Contaminated Water Dominates Flint Headlines, But Pension Earthquake Looms

Why Do College Costs Skyrocket Year After Year?

Average Teacher Salaries Decline, But Individual Educators Get More

State Fails to Make Required Teacher Pension Fund Contribution

House Dems to Detroit Parents: No New Charter Schools For You

Group at Fore of Detroit School Preservation Effort Has Mixed Record

State Attorneys General Wage War on Political Dissent

IRS-Style Viewpoint Discrimination in Grand Rapids City Government?

Grand Rapids City Attorney Calls Alleged Rape Victim a 'Crack and Heroin Whore'

Panic Over: Number of School Districts in Deficit Plummets

After 10 Years of Deficits, How One District Escaped Being Dissolved

More from Taxpayers, But State Corporate Welfare Taking More Too

Czar-Like Detroit Education Commission Part of Establishment's 'War on Charters?'

Bankrupt Detroit Still Refuses Property Sales to Charter Schools

Duggan Approved Ban on Selling Closed Detroit Schools to Charters

Top Rated School Could Be Closed in Battle Creek

Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Decline Since Helmet Mandate Repeal

Clock Ticking on School Adequacy Study

Michigan Pushes Back Against Feds on Labor Regulations

Ban Closing a Detroit School, No Matter How Bad?