Off the Record

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

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.

View Full Episodes

Genre: 

Pages

TV Made in Michigan
4:30 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Off the Record | March 2, 2012

Mitt Romney wins the Michigan Republican Primary, and the panel breaks down the results. The guest is Gary Glenn, GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate.
VIEW IT ONLINE NOW

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
11:43 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Off the Record | February 24, 2012

The GOP Presidential race in Michigan is too close to call and State Senator Gretchen Whitmer-D of East Lansing eyes a bid for governor. The guest is John Nixon, Michigan Budget Director.

Susan Demas, Zack Gorchow, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
10:01 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Off the Record | February 17, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, appearing on Off the Record.
WKAR

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum joins host Tim Skubick and colleagues as Michigan gears up for the February 28 Republican Presidential Primary. With Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Ron Dzwonkowski.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:40 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Off the Record | February 10, 2012

WKAR

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses Hoekstra's controversial Super Bowl ad, Governor Snyder's budget plan for the 2013 fiscal year, and the Michigan Presidential Primary. Stephanie Cepak, Bill Ballenger, Kathy Barks Hoffman, and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Off the Record | Feb. 3, 2012

WKAR

Governor Snyder's road repair package put on hold, and Indiana passes Right to Work legislation -- what does that mean for the Michigan debate? The guest is Pete Hoekstra, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S Senate. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Kyle Melinn, and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Off the Record | January 27, 2012

Matthew Abel, attorney, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to put surplus toward hiring 1000 cops statewide and Lansing mayor plans to build casino in the capital city. The guest is attorney Matthew Abel. He's launching a statewide petition drive to legalize marijuana. With John Lindstrom, Bill Ballenger and Rick Pluta.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Off the Record | January 20, 2012

Mike Nystrom, Mich. Infrastructure and Transportation Assoc., appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

The Democrats and Republicans have different views of Michigan's 9.3% jobless rate, and there's a standoff between House Republicans and the governor over Snyder's health care plan.

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

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Paul Egan and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Off the Record | January 13, 2012

Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

A budget surplus greets returning lawmakers; tuition-free college education is proposed by Senate Democrats, and Internet gambling -- will it be legal in Michigan?

The guest is Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Rick Pluta and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Off the Record | January 6, 2012

The panel discusses Gov. Snyder's agenda for 2012 and Michigan's GOP presidential primary ahead in February.

The guest is Representative Rick Hammel, leader of the Michigan House Democrats.

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

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Off the Record | December 30, 2011

Michigan politics and government 2011 year-in-review. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger, Chuck Stokes and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Off the Record | December 16, 2011

State Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D-Saginaw), appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Lawmaker holiday, charter schools cap, health care. The guest is Saginaw Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes (D), discussing changes to Michigan's medical marijuana law. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Off the Record | December 9, 2011

Brandon Jessup, chairman and CEO of Michigan Forward, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Gov. Snyder moves toward sending an Emergency Manager to Detroit, and signs an anti-bullying bill; and labor cries foul as the GOP changes Michigan's workers comp law.

The guest is Brandon Jessup of Michigan Forward, trying to block
implementation of the Emergency Manager law.

Stephanie Cepak, Kyle Melinn and Ron Dzwonkowski join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Off the Record | December 2, 2011

Tim Skubick

CORRESPONDENTS EDITION: Senate passes anti-bullying bill, Republicans move to lift limit on charter schools, and how will the governor handle the Detroit deficit?

Rick Pluta, Bill Ballenger, and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Off the Record | 11/25/11

Former representative Paul Scott-R, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

Governor Snyder struggles with the Tea Party, and the panel discusses what issues lawmakers will tackle after the Thanksgiving holiday. The guest is former representative Paul Scott-R.

Scott was recalled from office November 8th after serving three years in the Michigan House.

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

Read more
Watch Video
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Off the Record | 11/18/11

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

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing wants the state to return $220 million in revenue sharing dollars and recalled former lawmaker Paul Scott keeps $44,000 in recall fight contributions to pay off previous debts.

The guest is Representative Jase Bolger-R, speaker of the House.

Stephanie Cepak, Paul Egan and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
12:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Off the Record | 11/11/11

It's a Correspondents Edition. The hot topics this week in Michigan politics: the recall of GOP lawmaker Paul Scott, the GOP presidential debate held Wednesday in Detroit, and the battle over a bullying bill. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
1:00 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Off the Record | 11/04/11

Representative Paul Opsommer-R of DeWitt, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

Michigan's economic health gets a high ranking from Bloomberg News and a sales tax hike is one idea being pushed to raise more money for roads.

The guest is Representative Paul Opsommer-R of DeWitt. He's chair of the House Transportation Committee.

Stephanie Cepak, Chris Christoff, and Dawson Bell join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Off the Record | 10/28/11

Michigan Representative Rick Olson-R, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

Governor Snyder outlines new road and bridge repair program, Rep. Paul Scott-R loses court battle over his November recall, and Snyder loses major battle over Detroit-Windsor bridge.

The guest is Rep. Rick Olson-R, who serves on the house transportation and tax policy committees.

Kathy Barks-Hoffman, Bill Ballenger, and Zach Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Off the Record | 10/21/11

Tim Beck of the Michigan Association of Compassion Centers, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

A Michigan House committee approves changes to the no-fault car insurance law and the state finds extra cash on hand.

The guest is Tim Beck of the Michigan Association of Compassion Centers. He's concerned about efforts to change the Medical Marijuana law.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
1:00 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Off the Record | 10/14/11

Michigan Representative Mike Shirkey-R from Clark Lake, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

GOP votes for Detroit-Windsor bridge to hard find, Tea Party public support declining, and state collects $285 million in extra revenue. The guest is Rep. Mike Shirkey-R.

Rep. Shirkey-R serves on the Commerce and Health policy committees and is pushing Right to Work legislation.

Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger, and Zachary Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Off the Record | 10/07/11

Representative Mark Ouimet-R of Ann Arbor, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

Senate votes to end lifetime health care benefits for some, Snyder will run again in 2012, and GOP Senate candidates release fundraising figures. The guest is Rep. Mark Ouimet-R.

Rep. Ouimet serves on the House Tax Policy Committee and is helping to write a local government consolidation measure.

Stephanie Cepak, Paul Egan, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Off the Record | 09/23/11

Representative Al Pscholka-R, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

The GOP pushes back on Snyder's health care plan, Detroit-Windsor bridge proposal sees progress, and Gov. Snyder heads to China. The guest is Rep. Al Pscholka-R.

Rep. Pscholka is author of the Emergency Manager law that allows the state to run local schools and governments headed for bankruptcy.

Susan Demas, Chris Christoff, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Off the Record | 09/16/11

Steve Cook of the Michigan Education Association , appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

Hoekstra announces plans to run for U.S. Senate, MI Senate Majority leader Richardville calls for a teachers-only Right to Work law, and Governor Snyder says Michigan needs to lose some weight.

The guest is Michigan Education Association president Steve Cook.

Kathy Barks-Hoffman, Stephanie Cepak, and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Off the Record | 09/09/11

Sen. Randy Richardville-R, Senate Majority Leader, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

The Supreme Court hears the pension tax case, medical marijuana users rally at the state capitol, and Mark Gaffney is stepping down as head of the AFL-CIO.

The guest is Sen. Randy Richardville-R, Senate Majority Leader. Formerly an economic development director, Richardville has served six years in the Michigan House and four years in the Senate.

Chris Christoff, Kathy Barks Hoffman, and Zachary Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Off the Record | 09/02/11

Peter Konetchy (R), U.S. Senate candidate from Roscommon, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Gov. Snyder endorses Hoekstra for U.S. Senate, a new educator could receive a hefty salary, and Michigan lawmakers return.

The guest is Peter Konetchy, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. A small business owner from Roscommon, this is Konetchy's first foray into politics.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Off the Record | 08/26/11

It's a Correspondents Edition. Tim Skubick and his guests discuss the medical marijuana law and the hit it took this week, public employees paying more for health care, a welfare cap, and a new twist in the bridge-to-Canada debate. With Stephanie Cepak, Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn, and Chris Christoff.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Off the Record | 08/19/11

Randall Hekman (R), appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Governor Snyder asks for a ruling on the state's emergency manager law, Michigan has too many judges, and schools of choice is in trouble. The guest is Randall Hekman (R).

Randall Hekman is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. He served 15 years as a juvenile court judge.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas, and John Lindstrom join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

Off the Record | 08/12/11

Governor Snyder's pension tax heads to the Supreme Court and Durant vs. Hoekstra. The guest is Mark Brewer (D).

Mark Brewer has been the chair of the Michigan Democratic Party since 1995, making him the longest serving state democratic party chair in the country.

Stephanie Cepak, Rick Pluta, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more
Watch Video
1:00 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Off the Record | 08/05/11

Correspondents edition. The fallout in Michigan from the federal debt bill, recall updates, and the U.S. Senate race.

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

Read more
Watch Video
2:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Off the Record | 07/29/11

Brian Broderick of the MI Assoc. of Non-Public Schools, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
WKAR

State contract talks, recall updates, and what to expect if the federal government shuts down. The guest is Brian Broderick.

Broderick is CEO of the MI Assoc. of Non-Public Schools, which are schools for Catholic and Lutheran churches in Michigan, serving 100,000 students in 500 schools.

Stephanie Cepak, Rick Pluta, and Dawson Bell join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Read more

Pages