Politics

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Evening with the Governor 2011

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder reflect on their new life in the fast lane, after an historic first year in office. The couple sits down for an exclusive, in-depth interview with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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.

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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.

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

Off the Record | December 2, 2011

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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1:00 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Off the Record | 07/15/11

Correspondents Edition. Capping welfare at 48 months, the GOP presidential primary, McCotter's run for President, Caylee's Law, and the passing of Ms. Ford and Mr. Cain.

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

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1:00 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Off the Record | 07/08/11

Blogger's Edition. The presidential race in Michigan, the bridge, and six months with Governor Snyder.

Kathy Hoekstra, Jeff Wattrick, Ken Braun, and Todd Heywood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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