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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.

From Tom Gantert

22 Of 498 Michigan Legislators Said 'No' To Corporate Welfare Since 2001

The Michigan Politicians Who Approved $6 Billion In Business Subsidies

Millions In Taxpayer Money For Pontiac Theater And Little To Show

District’s Teachers Work 50+ Days Fewer Than Private Sector, Union Prez Gripes

Rise In State Revenue Far Exceeds Cost Of Defeated Income Tax Cut

Detroit Teachers: Never Mind The $617 Million, What Have You Given Us Lately?

Video Sting Group Claims Michigan Union Got Payoff For Alleged Child-Molesting Teacher

Overtime In Final Years Will Spike Ann Arbor Cop’s Lifetime Pension Payout

MEA Opposes Privatization In Schools But Practices It

Teachers Union Here Eager To Align With Strikes; Higher Funding Makes It Tough