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

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

With 50 days to play out, taxpayers caught in fiscal cliffhanger

Minnesota's congressional delegation reflects the deep party differences on forging a plan to avoid a year-end spike in tax rates.

Updated: November 11, 2012, - 06:54 AM

Individuals, not business, will pay to shrink the debt

Amid clashing ideas for fixing the federal budget, one idea has been mostly off-limits: higher corporate taxes.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 04:32 PM

Employers get control by turning to lockouts

Workers in contract disputes are more often told to stay home.

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 10:32 PM

Defaulting on student loans is trending on Minnesota campuses

State officials worry that roughly one in seven students who borrowed federally backed money to attend public two-year colleges are behind on loan payments.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 12:22 PM

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