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

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

Executives urge: Avoid the fiscal cliff

Executives argue that corporations won't escape the damage if U.S. can't find solution to coming cuts, tax hikes.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 06:10 AM

House votes to remove trade barrier with Russia

A compromise on visas helped ensure passage, which would help Minnesota firms sell more to the world's ninth-largest economy.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 11:43 PM

CEOs press Congress for retreat from fiscal cliff

The message is that "they're fed up with inaction" by elected officials to solve the problem.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 08:35 PM

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