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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.

Eight More House Republicans Who Backed Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion: A Battle Over Two Views

Opportunity to reform Washington, D.C. … more

More House GOP Reps Who Voted For Key Obamacare Provision

Pete Hoekstra: 'Michigan Could Impact Obamacare in Washington'

House GOP Leaders Vote With Dems To Pass Medicaid Expansion

Michigan a Top 10 State In Per Capita Spending on K-12 Education

Film Incentives: The $50 Million Sequel

Complete Streets Program: Good Law or Bureaucratic Overreach?

Medicaid Expansion, Road Funding Key Issues For Michigan Budget

Count Update: 145 School Districts Have Deals That Dodge Right-to-Work

Mystery Contribution Kept ‘Dues Skim’ Alive

Lawmakers Looking At MEDC Transparency

Attorney: Taylor District Violated Contract Law to Lock In 10-Year Union Agreement

Focusing on the Big Picture

How Republicans and Democrats view Medicaid expansion. … more

Michigan House and Senate Both Skeptical On Medicaid Expansion

Democrat U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Praises Michigan's GOP-Led Recovery

MichiganVotes: House GOP Medicaid Expansion Plan Faces Hurdles

Speedway Assistance: Public Safety or Corporate Welfare?

SEIU Lays Out Plan to Try and Continue 'Dues Skim'

Package Deal Politics

How road funding and Medicaid are connected. … more

Tax Audits or Taxpayer Abuse?

MichiganVotes: Bill Would Increase Portion of Public Employee Health Care Cap

Reforming State Government A Tedious Task

Politics 101: The Art of the Half Truth

What they're saying in Lansing about Medicaid expansion. … more

State Department of Civil Rights Not In Line With Gov. Snyder's Views

Lawsuit Alleges Wind Power A Threat To Health And Safety

MichiganVotes: Minimum Wage Increase — A Serious Effort Or Just Rhetoric?

At Least 54 School Districts Have Contracts Dodging Michigan's Right-to-Work Law

Confirmed: The SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Ends

Lawmaker: 'No Real Savings’ in Wayne State Contract

Poll Results Could Be Positive Indicator For Right-to-Work Advocates

Teachers' Union Wants Lawsuit Moved Out of Court

Another School Contract Extended To Lock Teachers Into Union Membership

SEIU Election Legitimacy Questioned by Some Union Members

College Admits Cooperating With Unions To Sidestep Right-to-Work Law

Teacher Pension System Hole Getting Deeper

Wayne State University: We Got A Deal; Take Our Word For It

Will Gov. Snyder Get Stuck With 'Tax Hiker' Label?

Universities Dodging Right-to-Work Law Under Scrutiny

Is Repeal In The Cards For Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law?

SEIU 'Skim Tracker' Stops Ticking

Sequester Marks First Cuts Since Pres. Obama Took Office

Wisconsin's Alternative Medicaid Plan

Looking For Savings In The Corrections Budget

SEIU 'Dues Skim' and U-M Research Assistant Bills Brought On Proposal 2

UAW President Bob King Admits Proposal 2 Was About Right-to-Work

Bill To Tap Trust Fund Could Free Up Dollars For Roads

Rep. Bentivolio Bill Would Give Small Business Owners A Break

SEIU Election Battle Hinges On Home-Based Caregivers

Bill Would Require One Year Of Residency To Qualify For Welfare

Bill Would Ensure More Gas Tax Money Goes To Roads

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Grinding To A Halt

Is A Michigan Gas Tax Increase Inevitable?

Hathaway Pension: First Check Due Before Sentencing

Law Attempts to Prevent School Board Members From Voting On Contracts For Relatives

Tough Road Ahead

Gov. Snyder and gas taxes. … more

Facing Possible Jail Time, Disgraced Justice Can Still Collect Pension

Republican House Members Who Voted Against Right-to-Work

Republicans Against Right-to-Work

Most of the Arrested Anti-Right-to-Work Protesters Have SEIU 'Dues Skim' Connections

Supreme Court Justice's Problems Not Likely to Affect Generous Pension

New Civil Rights Group Joins Affirmative Action Case

Michigan Congressional Republicans Split On 'Fiscal Cliff' Vote

County Prevailing Wage Law Could Add Millions To Taxpayer Costs

Right-to-Work Poll Numbers Fit the Pattern

Recalls Could Include Republicans Who Voted 'No' on Right To Work

Recall Change Could Be Unconstitutional

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Union Protesters' Attack Hits Local Employer with $35K Tent Destruction

Michigan Is a Right-to-Work State

Right-to-Work Bills Pass Michigan House, Senate

Governor: Bill Will Be Introduced To Make Michigan 24th Right-To-Work State

Worker Freedom Advocates Lobby Legislators in Lansing

Tea Party Groups Engaged In Battle For Right-To-Work

Extra Early Voting Opportunity in Heavily Democratic Area Raises Eyebrows

Shhh, U.S. Leads World In Carbon Emissions Reductions

Connecticut Now Struggling With Caregiver Unionization Efforts

MEDC Questioned About Its Transparency

Families Forced Into SEIU Scheme Relieved and Thankful After Proposal 4 Defeat

An End Finally in Sight for the SEIU Dues Skim

Supreme Court Election, One More Bite At The Apple For The Left

Not Much Mystery Behind $9 Million Raised for Prop 4

Law Enforcement Does Not Universally Support Proposal 4

Hospital SEIU Members Say Home-Based Caregivers Get 'No Benefit' From Proposal 4

Secret Democrat Supreme Court Plan: Run Irish Women Candidates

Infighting at the SEIU

While Helping Out Injured Ex-Wife, Man Forced Into Union

Renewable Energy Mandate Backers Have Deep 'Green' Pockets

How Many Voters Will Miss The Bottom Of The Ballot?

'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'

Legal Foundation Seeks End to Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

Pension Study Consultants Have History Defending Expensive Pension Plans

Survey Says: No Consensus On Best Political Polling Method

How the Chicago Teacher Union Strike Affects Michigan

Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again

Supreme Court Rules: Union Power Grab Proposal Will Be On Ballot

City Has Been Paying $10,000 A Month To Light Vacant Garage

Before Emergency Manager, Pontiac Had 87 Different Health Plans