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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Gov. Snyder Expects Detroit Request For Financial Review

Avoiding an Emergency Manager is high on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s list of priorities. But what is Governor Rick Snyder saying about that?


Michigan Lawmakers Vote To Expand Fireworks Sales

Some types of bottle rockets and Roman candles are among the fireworks that will now be legal to buy under new legislation passed in the state House and Senate.


Senate Committee Considers Revamping Film Tax Credit

Michigan’s Hollywood film tax credit would be a thing of the past — under a bill being floated in Lansing.


Gov. Snyder Wants To Hold On To Surplus For Now

Governor Rick Snyder’s in no hurry to decide what to do with a possible surplus in the just-ended budget year.


Richardville: Michigan Botched $20M Film Deal

Two big movies are going elsewhere … and a top Republican is assessing blame


State House Passes ‘Partial-Birth’ Abortion Ban

A ban on “partial-birth” abortions has cleared another hurdle in Lansing.


Controversy Swirling Around State’s New Schools Chief

The first year John Covington earns $225,000, plus a $175,000 signing bonus. There are also salary increases to $325,000 the second year and with bonuses, Covington could earn up to $1.5 million.


Debate Continues Over New Bridge

The debate continues over the proposed second bridge between Detroit and Windsor.The first of two days of hearings began on Wednesday.


Bowling Alleys: Don’t Hold Us Liable For Slippery, Wet Shoes

Bowling alleys say the new smoking ban means people have to go outside to smoke and they do it with rented bowling shoes on. They come back in, slip and fall while wearing the wet shoes — and they don’t want to be held liable.


Senate Committee Considers Gov’s Bridge Proposal

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is not giving up on his July 4th deadline to get the Michigan legislature to approve a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor.



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