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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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TV Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Off the Record | June 21, 2013

Emily Dievendorf, Equality Michigan, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the DNA bill and Stupak urged to run.  The guest is Emily Dievendorf from Equality Michigan, discussing gay rights and marriage. Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

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TV Made in Michigan
10:35 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Off the Record | June 14, 2013

Jase Bolger, (R) House Speaker, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the Tea Party and Gov. Snyder, Medicaid breakthrough, road funding. The guest is Rep. Jase Bolger, (R) House Speaker. Emily Lawler, Chad Livengood, Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.




 

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TV Made in Michigan
11:57 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Off the Record | June 7, 2013

Dr. Gary Wolfram, Economist, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses a possible re-do of gay marriage legislation and will Michigan legalize marijuana?

The guest is Dr. Gary Wolfram, Economist.

Bill Ballenger, Chris Christoff, and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:46 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Off the Record | May 31, 2013

Correspondents Edition.

The panel discusses Mark Schauer running for governor and an update to the budget.

Bill Ballenger, Chris Christoff, Susan Demas and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 

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TV Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Off the Record | May 24, 2013

Rep. Al Pscholka, (R) Southwest Michigan, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses how to divide the budget surplus and new polling data.

 The guest is Rep. Al Pscholka, (R) Southwest Michigan. Bill Ballenger, Kathleen Gray and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


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TV Made in Michigan
11:44 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Off the Record | May 17, 2013

The panel discusses $700 million new dollars for Michigan and what to do with it?

The guest is Rep. Harold Haugh, (D) Roseville, to discuss the new fireworks bill.  Chad Livengood, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Off the Record | May 10, 2013

Peter Kuhnmuench, Insurance Lobbyist, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the chances of a road funding agreement and an uphill battle for no-fault insurance reform.

The guest is insurance lobbyist Peter Kuhnmuench
Bill Ballenger, Susan Demas and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 

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WKAR Blog
1:23 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

“Off the Record” Continues Discussion on Legislation to Change No-Fault Insurance Law

On May 3, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson made headlines on “Off the Record,” taking Michigan’s GOP Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, to task for his tactics to pass legislation that would change Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance law (House Bill 4612). Patterson opposes the legislation, which would cap the lifetime benefits for catastrophic auto injuries at $1 million.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Off the Record | May 3, 2013

L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses a resolution to the Jase Bolger-Tim Greimel feud and an update on road funding.

The guest is L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive

Chris Christoff, Zack Gorchow and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
 

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TV Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Off the Record | April 26, 2013

Political Bloggers, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Blogger edition: The panel discusses how Governor Snyder has done in office so far.


Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Tony Trupiano, Jack Spencer and Matt Davis join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Off the Record | April 19, 2013

Mike Flanagan, State School Superintendent, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the possibility of the internet lottery coming to Michigan, the Democratic race for Governor who will challenge Snyder and an update on the U.S. Senate Race.


The guest is State School Superintendent, Mike Flanagan.

Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
 

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TV Made in Michigan
11:41 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Off the Record | April 12, 2013

John Yob, GOP Consultant, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the house Democrats budget priorities and Governor Snyder's plan to increase funding for roads and medicaid.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:15 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Off the Record | April 5, 2013

Pam Faris, Bob Kosowski, Dave Pagel, Roger Victory, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Four Freshman from the Michigan House join Tim Skubick for this edition.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:31 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Off the Record | March 29, 2013

Jim Haveman, Public Health Director, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses new polling data, and right to work taking effect.

The guest is state Public Health Director Jim Haveman.

Bill Ballenger, Kathleen Gray and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:41 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Off the Record | March 22, 2013

Republican Ruth Johnson, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses right to work and it's effect on higher education union contracts, financial issues for new Detroit Emergency Manager and the Governor's medicaid setback.

The guest is Secretary of State, Republican Ruth Johnson.

Susan Demas, Charlie Langton and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
 

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TV Made in Michigan
9:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Off the Record | March 15, 2013

Rep. Kurt Heise, (R) Criminal Justice Committee, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Gov. Snyder's decision on Detroit's Emergency Manager and a scramble in the U.S. Senate.

The guest is Rep. Kurt Heise, (R) Criminal Justice Committee

Bill Ballenger, Chris Christoff and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:40 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Off the Record | March 8, 2013

Steve Mitchell, Pollster, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Carl Levin's decision not to seek re-election, road funding, and who will be the Emergency Manager in Detroit?

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TV Made in Michigan
11:07 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Off the Record OVERTIME | Lon Johnson | 3/1/13

Lon Johnson, Democratic Party Chair, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Lon Johnson with Bill Ballenger, Susan Demas, Chuck Stokes,

and Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:26 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Off the Record | March 1, 2013

Lon Johnson, Democratic Party Chair, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the possibility of a service sales tax, GOP Convention trouble and an will Detroit have an Emergency Manager?

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Off the Record | February 22, 2013

Bernie Porn, EPIC-MRA Pollster, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the possibility of an emergency manager in Detroit and the impact of federal spending cuts in Michigan.

The guest is EPIC-MRA Pollster Bernie Porn.

Chris Christoff, Emily Lawler and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:11 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Off the Record OVERTIME | John Nixon | 2/15/13

John Nixon, State Budget Director, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

 After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. John Nixon with Bill Ballenger, Paul Egan, John Lindstrom, and Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:28 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Off the Record | February 15, 2013

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The panel discusses an update on road revenue and an update on the race for Governor.

The guest is State Budget Director John Nixon.

Bill Ballenger, Paul Egan and John Lindstrom join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:27 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Off the Record OVERTIME | Mark Schauer | 2/8/13

Mark Schauer, Democrat, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Mark Schauer with Chris Christoff, Kyle Melinn, Rick Pluta, and Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:41 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Off the Record | February 8, 2013

Mark Schauer, Democrat, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the release of Governor Snyder's budget and the debate over Medicaid expansion in Michigan.


The guest is Democrat Mark Schauer.

Chris Christoff, Kyle Melinn and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:23 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Off the Record | February 1, 2013

Rep. Andy Schor, (D) Lansing, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Gretchen Whitmer's decision to not run for Governor in 2014 and who are the possible candidates?

The guest is Representative Andy Schor, (D) Lansing.

Kathleen Gray, Susan Demas and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:27 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Off the Record OVERTIME | Sen. Rick Jones | 1/25/13

Sen. Rick Jones, (R) Judiciary Chair, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Sen. Rick Jones with Kyle Melinn, Chad Livengood, Chris Christoff, and Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:24 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Off the Record | January 25, 2013

Sen. Rick Jones, (R) Judiciary Chair, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses guns in school and is Mark Brewer out?

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TV Made in Michigan
9:21 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Off the Record OVERTIME | Mike Nystrom | 1/18/13

Mike Nystrom, Vice President, MITA, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Mike Nystrom with Melissa Anders, Chad Livengood Paul Egan, and Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
8:55 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Off the Record | January 18, 2013

Mike Nystrom, Vice President, MITA, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the possibility of voters to decide road revenue and post State of the State fallout.

The guest is Mike Nystrom, Vice President of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Melissa Anders, Chad Livengood and Paul Egan join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
8:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Off the Record | January 11, 2013

Jack Hoogendyk, Former GOP Rep. & Tea Party Member, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the return of lawmakers and a Supreme Court Justice Leaves.

The guest is Jack Hoogendyk, Former GOP Representative.

Rick Pluta, Kathleen Gray and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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