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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Calling it a “mess” and a “fiasco” Michigan’s attorney general has charged four people following an investigation of fake and duplicate signatures on the nominating petitions submitted by then-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
Under ‘No Child Left Behind’ failing schools in Michigan were called ”Persistently Lowest Achievers’.
The governor wants to rewrite the school aid act which allocates dollars to schools for kids.
Local police say there was not a big increase in injuries this year, despite Michigan’s new fireworks law.
Gov. Rick Snyder has decided on a course of action following last week’s abrupt resignation of Congressman Thaddeus McCotter.
State lawmakers are taking steps to try to revive the struggling horse racing industry in Michigan.
A West Bloomfield State Representative has been censored for comments she made during a House session.
Details are in on plans for a new bridge deal spanning Detroit and Windsor.
There will be no shutdown of state government this year as state lawmakers have put the finishing touches on this year’s budget, about three months ahead of the deadline.
Governor Rick Snyder refused all but $1 of his pay last year, he’s not sure exactly what he’ll do this year.
The Michigan Senate has passed a contentious set of bills that would roll back the personal property taxes businesses pay by hundreds of millions of dollars.
“It would be correct to report that a deal has been reached’,” said WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.
Governor Snyder is criticizing a deal reached between the city of Detroit and police and firefighters.
A State Senate committee has approved changes to the law that include allowing people to carry concealed weapons in churches, schools and sports arenas
Lawmakers in Lansing are tossing around the idea of eliminating the gas tax in Michigan in favor of raising the state’s sales tax.
The president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is asking organized labor to reconsider its decision to launch a state-wide petition drive to protect collective bargaining rights .
A coalition led by the UAW is launching a petition drive this week to keep Michigan from following the lead of Indiana and becoming a “right-to-work” state.
An Ingham County judge has ordered a hearing next week into whether the state’s financial review team is violating the Open Meetings Act.
The poll — which was conducted by Lambert Edwards & Associates and Denno Research — found that 56-percent of the people in Michigan believe that the state is heading in the right direction.
Schuette will call for using $100 million of the state’s $500 million dollar surplus to hire additional officers.
Governor Rick Snyder is preparing for his second state of the state address, set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. from the Capitol.
Job growth in Michigan is expected to continue, but slowly, compared to 2011.
It’s an idea that probably sounds good to a lot of Michigan families: Free college tuition. Some Democratic lawmakers are working on a proposal that would do just that.
WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick says there is optimism among the group that the city won’t need an emergency manager.
The limit on how many charter schools can be opened in Michigan would be gradually lifted and end in 2015 under the new legislation.
There is now hope for truly needy in Michigan who are facing the possibility of their heat being shut off. House and Senate leaders have now agreed to a package that will raise $59-million dollars to keep the heat on.
The Michigan Legislature has approved a bill that will allow more charter schools in the state, but not everyone is happy about it.
The debate continues in Lansing over whether to raise the number of Michigan charter schools.
The bill already has passed the House and will soon be sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.
Avoiding an Emergency Manager is high on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s list of priorities. But what is Governor Rick Snyder saying about that?