Off the Record

WKAR 23 Fridays at 8:30pm Sundays at 1:00pm and 11:30pm

Tim Skubick
Tim Skubick

Weekly Michigan Public TV coverage of the governor’s office, the state legislature, the political campaign trail, and state government. With senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick and his capitol press corps colleagues.

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Off the Record | June 20, 2014 | #4352

Jun 19, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses the state hiring felons as caregivers and the Governor's race heats up. The guest is Pastor Stacy Swimp, from Revive Alive Missional Ministry to discuss opposition to gay marriage. Chad Livengood, Chris Christoff and Paul Egan join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | June 13, 2014 | #4351

Jun 12, 2014

This week on Off the Record, a special all correspondents edition.  The panel discusses an update on roads, school funding and politicians hit the campaign trail.  Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, John Lindstrom and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | June 6, 2014 | #4350

Jun 6, 2014

This week on Off the Record, a special all correspondents edition.  The panel discusses the grand bargain for Detroit, the state budget and more funding for roads.  Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | May 30, 2014 | #4349

May 29, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses minimum wage passing, Land on the auto rescue, and Detroit aid teed-up. The guest is Bernie Porn, EPIC-MRA pollster. Susan Demas, Chris Christoff, and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | May 23, 2014 | #4348

May 22, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses Detroit aid package moving and more road money. The guest is Rep. John Walsh, (R) Livonia. Susan Demas, Emily Lawler, and Zoe Clark join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | May 16, 2014 | #4347

May 16, 2014

This week on Off The Record, it's a correspondents edition, with Chuck Stokes, Bill Ballenger, Chad Livengood and Kyle Melinn joining senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The panel discusses the fall of state revenues, Dunnan's pitch for Detroit aid, a U.S. Senate update, and minimum wage battles.

Off the Record | May 9, 2014 | #4346

May 8, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses an update on road funding and the house budgets start to move.  The guest is Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) Kewadin.  Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | May 2, 2014 | #4345

May 2, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panels discusses new funds for roads and Kevin Orr visits the capitol this week.  The guest is former U.S. Congressman Joe Schwarz.  Susan Demas, Rick Pluta and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | April 25, 2014 | #4344

Apr 25, 2014

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the Supreme Court decision to uphold the state's affirmative action ban and the EAA debate.  The guest is politcal consultant Matt Marsden.  Bill Ballenger, Paul Egan and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | April 18, 2014 | #4343

Apr 18, 2014

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the road package, and Mark Schauer's educational plan. The guest is Saul Anuzis.  Chad Livengood, Zoe Clark and Kyle Melinn join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | April 11, 2014 | #4342

Apr 11, 2014

This week on Off the Record, it's a bloggers edition.  The panel discusses Terri Lynn Land's U.S. Senate run, the Governor's race and marijuana votes.

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Off the Record | April 4, 2014 | #4341

Apr 4, 2014

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses Mark Schauer’s running mate, the scramble for congressional seats and a new road plan.

The guest is former senate GOP Leader, Ken Sikkema. Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Kathy Gray join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | March 28, 2014 | #4340

Mar 28, 2014

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses gay marriage twists and turns, the Democrats accuse the Governor of nepotism, and Mike Rogers not running for re-election. The guest is Senator Arlen Meekhof (R).  Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Emily Lawler join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | March 21, 2014 | #4339

Mar 21, 2014

This week on Off The Record, it's a correspondents edition, with Kathy Gray, Susan Demas, Zoe Clark and Kyle Melinn joining senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The panel discusses more road money, GM troubles, gay marriage disputes, and more marijuana votes.

Off the Record | March 14, 2014 | #4338

Mar 14, 2014

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the road funding agreement and a big fine for the state prison food vendor. The guest is Representative Mike Shirkey (R), from Clark Lake.   Bill Ballenger, Zach Gorchow and Emily Lawler join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | March 7, 2014 | #4337

Mar 7, 2014

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the road funding debate and Sen. Rebekah Warren's possible run for congress. The guest is Livonia School Superintendent, Dr. Randy Liepa. Chris Gautz, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

UPDATE: After this program was recorded, state Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, announced she will not be running for U.S. Congress.

Off the Record | February 28, 2014 | #4336

Feb 28, 2014

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses businesses to fight minimum wage proposal,  no fault insurance re-do, and John Dingell retires. The guest is John Nixon, the state budget director. Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn, and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | February 21, 2014 | #4335

Feb 21, 2014

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses tax roll backs, and a discussion about the EAA's decision. The guest is Rep. Aric Nesbitt, (R) from the GOP Campaign Committee. Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray, and Emily Lawler join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | February 14, 2014 | #4334

Feb 14, 2014

This week on Off The Record, the President comes to town, the campaign to raise the minimum wage is launched, and fallout from the prison break in Ionia. The guest is Rep. Brandon Dillon, from the Democratic Campaign Committee. Zoe Clark, Susan Demas, and Chuck Stokes join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | February 7, 2014 | #4333

Feb 6, 2014

This week on Off The Record, the Governor wants four more years, and the tax cut debate begins. The guest is Frank Houston, from the campaign to raise Michigan’s minimum wage. Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray, and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | January 31, 2014 | #4332

Jan 31, 2014

This week, the panel discusses re-doing minimum wage, school snow days, and tax give backs..  The guest is Mike Flanagan, State School Superintendent.  Paul Egan, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | January 24, 2014 | #4331

Jan 23, 2014

This week, the panel discusses possible state aid for Detroit retirees and the Dave Agema story drags on.  The guest is Norman Kammeraad, part-time legislature advocate.  Emily Lawler, Bill Ballenger, and Kathy Gray join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | January 17, 2014 | #4330

Jan 17, 2014

Corespondents edition. This week, the panel breaks down Governor Snyder's State of the State address, and discusses Mark Schauer's bumpy week. Melissa Anders, Susan Demas, Zack Gorchow, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | January 10, 2014 | #4329

Jan 10, 2014

The panel discusses the politics of snow removal, Andy Dillon's salary and tax cut fever hits the capitol. The guest is David Wolkinson, the campaign manager for Kerry Bentivolio.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 

Off the Record | January 3, 2014 | #4328

Jan 3, 2014

Special Bloggers Edition.  Political bloggers Eric Baerran, Matt Davis, Jack Spencer and Tony Trupiano join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick for this lively half hour debate of Michigan politics.


 

Off the Record | December 27, 2013 | #4327

Dec 30, 2013

A special year end correspondents edition as Rochelle Riley, Bill Ballenger, Chuck Stokes and Melissa Anders join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick for a look back at the hits and misses of 2013.


 

Off the Record | December 20, 2013 | #4326

Dec 20, 2013

The panel discusses tax cuts and union contract decision for state workers delayed.  The guest is Gary Naeyaert, the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project.  Rick Pluta, Susan Demas and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 

Off the Record | December 13, 2013 | #4325

Dec 13, 2013

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the passing of abortion insurance and Dave Agema in trouble after gay marriage comments.  The guest is Mark Totten, who is running for the democratic nomination for state attorney general.  Jonathan Oosting, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | December 6, 2013 | #4324

Dec 6, 2013

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses Detroit bankruptcy and the abortion insurance debate. The guest is Sen. Coleman Young II, (D) Detroit. Chad Livengood, Zack Gorchow, and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | November 29, 2013 | #4323

Nov 28, 2013

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the internet lottery coming to Michigan. The guest is Mark McFarlin, Democratic candidate for Governor.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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