Tag Archives: Virg Bernero

$1 mil in environmental clean up & redevelopment in Lansing

Proud to stand with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to accept $1 million in additional federal brownfield dollars to apply to environmental clean up and redevelopment in Lansing. These funds are crucial to redevelopment and job creation in cities like Lansing and manufacturing states like Michigan. Thank you, President Obama.


LANSING East Michigan Avenue, south Lansing and former auto manufacturing plants are among city leaders priorities for cleanup and redevelopment with $1 million in new federal grants announced today.

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Watch my chat with Rachel Maddow on MSN

Rachel Maddow is one of the few journalists to focus on the travesty of Michigan’s Martial Law threatening the autonomy of our cities and democracy itself. My segment begins at 11:28.

Republicans quick to ignore small government promise

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Watch me duel with Eric Bolling (who might replace Glenn Beck) about unions

Look who may take over for Glenn Beck…my old sparring partner, Eric Bolling. Man, did I get some email after this — and not all of it negative. I tell you my friends, we’ve got to spread the progressive word wherever and whenever we can!

Image curtesy of MediaITE

Read full article here.

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Watch me featured on Fox Business Follow the Money Segment

Proud to stand up for working people and America’s shrinking middle class every chance I get. With Beck gone, who knows, maybe I can fill in…. NAHHH, don’t think Rupert Murdoch would let that happen!

Watch my segment on Follow the Money

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Very proud of my daughter, who is considering a run for the legislature

Very proud of both our daughters…Kelly, a recent U of M graduate, is considering a run for the legislature. Virginia, a CMU sophomore, was recently elected president of CMU Democrats. Especially pleased that they are engaged in progressive politics, committed to social justice.


You may again see the name Bernero on the election ballot, but it won’t be the mayor of Lansing. This time it will be 23-year-old Kelly Bernero, Virg Bernero’s daughter, who is contemplating a run for state representative.

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I cannot ignore this decision by the Governor & the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents unemployment benefits

I want to be fair and give the guy a chance, but I cannot ignore this mean-spirited and downright cruel decision by the Governor and the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents of much-needed unemployment benefits in this difficult economy. Don’t they know how many people are suffering and barely holding on? Incredible….


Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to continue federal unemployment benefits that otherwise would end for 35,000 Michiganders and to reduce future state-paid benefits to 20 weeks, down from 26 weeks.

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Where would we be w/o the labor movement?

Once again, I try to educate FOX anchor on the definition of “fair and balanced.” Where would we be now without the tremendous, progressive record of the labor movement? Can working people look to Wall Street for a fair shake? Ha!

Auto Workers Bash New-Hire Contracts
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero argues the nation’s autoworkers have the right to petition for higher wages.

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Free trade has sold out the American worker

My commentary on how free trade has sold out the American worker.

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Working on developing partnership in India and bring JOBS to Lansing

Visited India last week to work on developing a partnership with a key global manufacturer to bring JOBS to Lansing and USA. What a marvelous country, where pluralism and freedom is flourishing along with economy.

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Don’t be shy about defending programs who provide help

Too many of our fellow Americans are on the edge and hurting. We shouldn’t be shy about defending programs and policies that provide hope and help for those who need it most. I am against compromise that results in leaving people behind.


At a gathering in Philadelphia this week, the deep pain of working Americans was readily apparent.

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