Jack Spencer was Capitol Affairs Specialist for Michigan Capitol Confidential, a news service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, from 2011 to 2016. Spencer is a veteran Lansing-based journalist who worked 13 years at the Michigan Information & Research Service.

Ballot Proposal Backers Weighing Strategy

$2 billion tax hike vote on May 5. … more

Wind Energy Allegations Deserve Hearings

Claims about efficiency, health hazards should be explored. … more

'Big Oil' and Climate Change

Debunking an urban myth. … more

Corporate Welfare for Hollywood Comes First

Michigan's roads can wait. … more

How Outraged Is the Right, Really?

They could learn from their liberal counterparts. … more

Voters have Diminished Clout in Lame Duck

How much, if any, will gas taxes increase? … more

Winning by Default

Breaking down the GOP's 2014 election success. … more

Caught With Their Swimming Trunks Down

Great Lakes levels prove climate alarmists wrong. … more

False Pretenses Should be Put to Rest

GOP candidates scrutinized. … more

Failing to Counter the Big Lie

Gov. Snyder, GOP fail to defend K-12 spending. … more