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Tim Skubick
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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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After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Nancy Cassis a Republican Congressional candidate from the 11th district, with Bill Ballengar, Kathy Barks Hoffman, Zachary Gorchow and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses the resignation of Thad McCotter, the filing of petition names and lawmakers return from break.

The guest is Nancy Cassis, (R) 11th District Congressional Candidate.

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

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Blogger edition: The panel weighs in on the Presidential race in Michigan, Who will gain control of the house in Michigan, an update in the U.S. Senate race and ballot proposals.

Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Zack Stanton, Jack Spencer and Ray Hamman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Pollsters Edition. The panel discusses the presidential race in Michigan, how the Governor is doing, the U.S. Senate race and ballot proposals.

Pollsters Dennis Denno, Bernie Porn, Steve Mitchell and Paul King join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses Mitt Romney's visit to Michigan, new ballot proposals are on the table, The "V" word controversy continues and the possibility of a white mayor in Detroit.

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

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Rep Phil Cavanagh, (D) Redford Township, with Bill Ballengar, Alisha Green, Chad Livengood and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses Governor Snyder's plan to move ahead on Detroit-Windsor bridge, debate over the "V-word", state lawmakers are off on break and what awaits them when the return.

The guest is Representative Phil Cavanagh, (D) from Redford Township.

Chad Livengood, Bill Ballenger and Alisha Green join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. State Budget Director John Nixon, with Kyle Melinn, Zachary Gorchow, Paul Egan and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses the completion of the state budget, Rep. Thad McCotter ends campaign for write-in votes and the Snyder recall effort ends.

The guest is John Nixon, the state budget director.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Republican strategist John Yob, with Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas, Dave Murray and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses tax cuts, a signature issue for Representative Thad McCotter, and the state budget.

The guest is Republican strategist John Yob.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses the Tea Party, Roy Schmidt and the state police and the budget.

Alisha Green, Bill Ballenger, Chad Livengood and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick

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The panel discusses the state's recovery now in year three, a state lawmaker changing parties and Governor Snyder making more money.

The guest is James Ryan, a former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Rick Pluta, Zachary Gorchow and Kathy Barks Hoffman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Lansing. The guest is Bruce Fealk from Michigan Rising, a group trying to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Kyle Melinn, Rick Pluta and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses medical marijuana laws, free college tuition, and Snyder as a possible Romney running mate. Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Michigan legislative leaders join Tim Skubick for this special edition. VIEW IT ONLINE NOW

Michigan's motorcycle helmet law is repealed, presidential race narrows in the state, and lawmakers return after spring break. The guest is Republican consultant and fundraiser Steve Linder.
Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

With state lawmakers on break, this special edition focuses on the quality of political coverage by news media at the state capitol. Former correspondents Andi Brancato, Dave Waymire, Mark Hornbeck, and John Bebow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Blogger Edition. The panel weighs in on how Governor Snyder is doing, the U.S. Senate race and the Presidential Race.

Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Chris Savage, Jake Davison and Jack Spencer join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Tim Skubick and colleagues discuss the political news of the week. The guest is Dennis Muchmore, chief of staff in the governor's office.

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

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. State Senator Mike Green-R, with Zachary Gorchow, Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel looks at a court ruling against the legality of emergency managers, an update on Detroit’s emergency management situation and the prospect of guns in churches. The guest is State Senator Mike Green-R.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Rep. Harvey Santana-D from Detroit, with Paul Egan, Chuck Stokes, Kyle Melinn and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel examines Detroit's growing financial issues and a bill on autism treatment that has moved from the Senate to the House. The guest is Rep. Harvey Santana-D from Detroit. VIEW IT ONLINE NOW.

The panel discusses collective bargaining, Snyder on crime, and free college tuition. The guest is Dr. Judith Kovach, working on extending insurance coverage to families with autistic children. VIEW IT ONLINE NOW

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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