Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have approved a proposal to seek federal permission to open a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing, the tribe announced Thursday.
The Lansing City Council has voted to move forward with a proposed $245 million tribal casino in Michigan’s capital city.
Why is Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in hot water with some Indian leaders? And how did his city become the No 1 manufacturing rejuvenation center? Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain gets the answers.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe wants Virg Bernero to issue a formal apology after he reportedly used profanity and racial slurs at a fundraiser last week.
L. Brooks Patterson said a private group has been formed to run a statewide petition drive to amend the Michigan constitution to allow the casinos.
“Oh, boo-hoo, Oh, boo-hoo,” Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said. “Really, you mean in a tough economy people make mistakes? Please. This is nothing but avarice and greed.”
The daughter of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, 23-year-old Kelly Bernero, was stopped on the evening of June 13 and declined to take a preliminary breath test.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he’s not sure he has standing, but if he could get it, he would challenge — in the courts — the governor’s Emergency Financial Manager legislation.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, presenting what he calls, a worst case budget plan to eliminate the city’s projected $20 million dollar deficit.
Michigan Democrats started 2010 with their main candidate for governor withdrawing from the race, donors feeling the pinch of the poor economy and the drag of Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s unpopularity hanging around their necks.