Jim Spencer

Washington Correspondent
Phone: 202-383-6123
Jim Spencer works in the Star Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He covers the intersection of Minnesota businesses and industry with national politics, legislation and regulation. Spencer has more than three decades’ experience as a news reporter, columnist, feature writer and sports writer.

Recent content from Jim Spencer

CEOs: Raise age for Social Security and Medicare

Budget plan from U.S. business leaders also calls for subsidies for senior citizens to buy insurance.

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Medical device tax survives fight to kill it

The health care act provision took effect Jan. 1 over industry protests.

Updated: January 13, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Prices for dairy products may soar

Congressional inaction on the farm bill may clobber consumers with a double whammy.

Updated: December 25, 2012, - 12:59 PM

A plea for tax fairness from small businesses

626 owners sign appeal to remember their importance during fiscal cliff negotiations.

Updated: December 23, 2012, - 06:44 PM

Collin Peterson: Fighting to pass a farm bill

The ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee describes maneuvering that has delayed the bill.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 04:38 PM

Will wind tax credit blow away?

Some think investors will back away from wind projects without the extension of a tax benefit.

Updated: December 15, 2012, - 09:28 PM

Top CEOs push for 'credible' cliff deal

Medtronic, Target executives are among those urging compromise.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Klobuchar and Franken fight planned tax on medical devices

Klobuchar, Franken say health reform tax would jeopardize jobs.

Updated: December 10, 2012, - 11:19 PM

Fierce battle over card fees goes on

Despite a large antitrust settlement, some observers think a fight over credit card transaction fees could trigger action in Congress.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 09:38 PM

Battle over medical device tax heats up

Repealing it now won't be easy. There's no consensus on how to replace the lost revenue.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 09:01 PM

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