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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.

Challenging the Rhetoric in the War on Charter Public Schools

Choosing the Next Michigan Speaker of the House

FOIA Reform Legislation Languishes in Senate

Manufacturing Rebound Puts Michigan Back in the Ballgame

Democrats Call for Moratorium on New Charter Public Schools

Resident Harmed by Windmills Now on County Planning Commission Which Approved Windmills

House Committee Sitting on Bill That Would Let Qualified Nurses Write Prescriptions

Democrat Mark Schauer Receiving the Big Donations in Gubernatorial Race

MEA’s August Window Declared Illegal

Democrats See New Voter Turnout Techniques as Ace in the Hole

State Official Has Reputation for Doing it the Right Way

Political Predictions: A Glance at the Top of the Ballot in November

Coercive Driver Fees Phase-Out Close To Becoming Reality

Global Warming Alarmists Switch Complaints From Water Levels to Rainfall

Incumbents Outspent Challengers 5-to-1 In Competitive Primary Races

MEA-Endorsed Candidate: Education Spending Is Up

No Shortage of Issues To Attack On In Michigan's 15th District Senate Primary

Incumbent’s Record Targeted and Defended in Michigan's 46th

Utility Appeals Wind Turbine Noise Court Ruling

Defining The Primary In Michigan's 89th: Two Candidates, Two Views

Mitchell Ad About Moolenaar: Truthful or Over the Top?

Incumbent’s Voting Record, Philosophy Challenged In Michigan's 107th

MEA Committee Urges Dems To Vote In GOP Primary

Incumbent’s Voting Record Targeted In Michigan's 86th District House Primary Race

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Daycare Workers To Get Money Back

Michigan Families Set Stage For Helping End Forced Unionization Schemes

Contrast Over Right-to-Work, Film Subsidies, Detroit Bailout In 31st District Senate Race

Court Backs Finding Of Wind Turbine Noise Problem

Thinking Outside the School Box

Select Business Subsidies, Endorsements Are Differences In 37th District Senate GOP Primary

Unionization Ruling Before The Supreme Court Could Be 'Huge'

Ohio Starts Holding Wind Industry Accountable

Unionization Case Before The Supreme Court Could Have Lasting National Impact

Legislature To Prohibit Courses That Teach Unionization Techniques

Republican Push For Higher Minimum Wage Likely Has Anti-Taxpayer Strings Attached

Union Loses $4.2 Million After Dues Skim Ends

Ohio One Step Closer To Ending In-State Renewable Energy Mandate

School Districts That Privatize Usually Pay Teachers More

In-State Renewable Energy Mandate Could Be Eliminated In Ohio

Bill Would Bring Public Notice Rule Changes

Cost of School Millage Approvals Inflated Because of Prevailing Wage Law

Measure Would Ban Enforcement Of Woodstove Emission Regulations

States Spending Less Money On K-12 Education Get Better Results

Teamsters Drop Case Requiring Non-Members Pay Unfair Fee

Poll: Voters Say Small Business Will Suffer Most With Minimum Wage Increase

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent After Dues Skim Ends