Virg Bernero

Sault Tribe Members Approve Lansing Casino Plan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2012

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Lansing City Council Gives OK To Proposed Casino

The Lansing City Council has voted to move forward with a proposed $245 million tribal casino in Michigan’s capital city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2012

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero

Michigan Matters Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero

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.

CBS 62–02/05/2012

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Tribe Calls On Lansing Mayor To Apologize For ‘Racial Slurs’

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2012

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EXCLUSIVE: Patterson Says Group Wants 9 To 11 New Michigan Casinos

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.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–01/26/2012

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Charlie Langton: Lansing Mayor Tells Casino Opponents To ‘Screw Off’

“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.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–01/24/2012

Daughter Of Lansing Mayor Facing Misdemeanor Charges

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2011

Gov. Rick Snyder, left, and Virg Bernero

Bernero Challenging Snyder … Again

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2011


Lansing Mayor Looks At ‘Worst Case’ Budget Cuts

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, presenting what he calls, a worst case budget plan to eliminate the city’s projected $20 million dollar deficit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2011

Analysis: Dems Headed For The Rocks Early On

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.