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

Health law hasn't driven shift toward part-timers

Data suggest employers, so far, aren't avoiding full-time hires to dodge insurance requirements.

Updated: February 04, 2013, - 02:52 PM

Klobuchar named to export panel

The Export Council advices the president on matters connected to international trade.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 05:56 PM

First device tax payment: $97 million

The major trade association for America's medical technology companies, AdvaMed, reported Tuesday that the country's first payment of a new medical device tax came to $97 million across the country.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 01:49 PM

Bill raises visa total for foreign workers

Brain drain cited of people trained in U.S., then forced to leave.

Updated: January 28, 2013, - 09:14 PM

Targeting corporate political donations

Proposed ballot measures at 3M and Target call for a study of the feasibility of restricting political donations.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 08:33 AM

Minnesotans: 'Better than the first time around'

Many Minnesotans helped strike the tone in D.C., performing and witnessing history.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 06:10 AM

UnitedHealth says Medicare can save big without big cuts

Coordinating payments, rewarding quality care (and self-care) and other measures could make case management more affordable.

Updated: January 19, 2013, - 03:09 PM

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

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