Tim Skubick

timscubick Tim SkubickTim Skubick started in 1970 with WWJ as its first full-time state capital correspondent, at the time the station went all news.

He has been covering Michigan politics and government for over 40 years, making him the longest-serving member of the capitol press corps. He holds BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University and was awarded the Silver Circle award from the National academy of TV Arts and Sciences for his 37 years in the broadcast news business.

Skubick has won four Emmys, authored two books on Michigan politics and is a member of the Michigan Journalism and Broadcast halls of fame.

Skubick is also the only full time radio reporter in the state covering state government.

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Grand Jury Requested To Investigate Misconduct In Office By Michigan’s Governor Snyder

Legal paperwork filed calling for the creation of a one-person grand jury to investigate alleged misconduct in office violations by Governor Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2016

A man fills walks past voting signs displayed outside a polling station in Hamtramck, (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Skubick: Voter Turnout Expected To Be Relatively Strong, Race For Governor Gets Tighter

The race for governor is much closer than anyone anticipated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2014

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Politicians Make Their Way Through The State To Get Your Vote

All the campaign rhetoric comes to a head Tuesday–as Michigan voters head to the polls for Election Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2014

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Business Lobbyist On Minimum Wage Petition: “We Don’t Have Any Problem Derailing That Effort”

The political battle over the effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan continues between Lansing and proponents of a petition drive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2014

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Former Michigan U.S. Congressman Says State Must Help Detroit Pensioners

Likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer says the state must help the Detroit pension fund — because it’s required by the Constitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/20/2014

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Power Still Out? You Could Qualify For A Cash Rebate

It’s state law …

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

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Mike Duggan Makes Surprise Visit To Lansing, Huddles With State Leaders

“Whatever authority I have to run the city depends on my ability to persuade the governor and the emergency manager that I can improve the quality of life faster than is being done right now,” Duggan said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

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Bumper Stickers Could Land Michigan Drivers In Jail

Bumper stickers often say a lot about the person driving the car — but slapping one on your car could also be considered a crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

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Tim Hortons Looks To Move Into Mich. State Capitol

For the first time in Michigan history, a commercial business might be allowed inside the state Capitol to sell goods and merchandise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

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How Do You Feel About Paying Higher Sales Taxes?

It’s a possibility, as a plan is currently emerging in the State Capitol to raise the sales tax from six to seven percent to help pay for road maintenance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2013

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House May Consider Cameras At Intersections This Week

Legislation may be considered this week in Lansing to allow communities to voluntarily install cameras at intersections to catch speeders at red lights.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2013

Will Road Repair Override Michigan Public School Funding?

The only issue with this new proposal is the money was to go towards public school funding so now Gov. Snyder needs to come up with a way around cutting into that money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2013

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Shift In Debate About How To Raise Roads Revenue

The leader of the state Senate has tabled a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees as a way to raise money to fix the roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder (credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey, File).

Gov. Snyder Backs Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for extending Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents without health insurance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2013

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Governor Looks To Skip Hurdles On Right To Work Issue, Goes Directly To Mich. Supreme Court

The governor said he wants to resolve the uncertainty over the law’s impact on state employees because new contract talks will begin this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2013

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Democratic Leader Says Snyder Hasn’t Delivered On Promises

Some lawmakers say Snyder will be painting a deceiving picture during his third State of the State address.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina -- during which the DNC nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Is Former Gov. Granholm Headed For Job At The White House?

There is talk that President Barack Obama could be trying to add a former Michigan Governor to his administration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013

Michigan State Capital Building (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Will Controversy Be A Part Of State Lawmakers Return From Holiday?

It’s back to work Tuesday for state lawmakers following the holiday break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2013

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Clergy To Urge Gov. Snyder To Veto Concealed Weapons Bill

Clergy across metro Detroit and the state of Michigan will converge in Lansing today and use the power of prayer against the concealed weapons bill now on Governor Snyder’s desk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

Protesters gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 6. (credit: WWJ/Jeff Gilbert).

Police Preparing For Worst Ahead Of Right-To-Work Protests

Right-to-work demonstrators should expect to find a much greater police presence when they arrive at the Capitol steps in Lansing on Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

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GOP To Introduce Right-To-Work Bills With Snyder’s Support

It appears certain that so-called “right-to-work” legislation will be introduced in Michigan on Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

Protesters gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 6. (credit: WWJ/Jeff Gilbert).

Pro-Union Protesters Maced, Arrested At State Capitol

A throng of angry union activists massed on the sidewalk outside Rick Snyder’s office and in the Capitol following a news conference during which the governor voiced his support for so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

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Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan Bills

Let there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012

Michigan Lawmakers Mull Fetus Tax Credit

Should Michigan residents get a tax credit for a child before it is born?

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2012

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Michigan Lawmakers: 8-Time Felon Fit To Serve?

Some Michigan lawmakers may be looking to stop a recently elected eight-time felon from serving in the House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/09/2012

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Exit Polls: Michigan Proposals 2-6 Will Likely Fail

Exit polling from Lansing-based EPIC/MRA shows us how the 6 statewide proposals might fair …

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

Final Debate Gives Candidates Best Chance To Capture Battleground States

It’s one of the last chances to impress huge numbers of voters and both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney want to appear in command during Monday’s final debate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

Third And Final Presidential Debate Tonight

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hold their third and final debate at 9 p.m., and you can hear it live on WWJ Newsradio 950.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2012

Voters Go To The Polls In Michigan Primary

Court: Citizenship Check Box Unconstitutional

A major win for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a federal judge issues an injunction against the citizenship check off box.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

Presidential Debate Preview: What Are The Stakes?

“Plenty is riding on this first presidential debate, especially for Mitt Romney, down in the polls in battleground states and coming off an ugly September, he needs to turn things around,” said WWJ’s Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2012

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