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  • Lansing, Michigan rescinds 'sanctuary' status after criticism from businesses

    04/13/2017 8:59:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/13/17 | ap
    The city council in Lansing, Mich. voted Wednesday to rescind its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary" city for illegal immigrants after concerns from the businesses that the status would draw unwelcome attention to the city. The term "sanctuary city" generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don't ask for people's immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. Council members voted 5-2 to reverse last week's 6-0 vote to give the city "sanctuary" status. Immigration advocates in the crowd called called council members...
  • Michigan capital rescinds calling itself 'sanctuary city'

    04/12/2017 7:22:30 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 12, 2017 | JEFF KAROUB and DAVID EGGERT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's capital city on Wednesday rescinded its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary city" protecting immigrants, bowing to concerns from the business community that the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing.The City Council voted 5-2 to reverse course after last week's 6-0 vote to call itself a sanctuary. The term "sanctuary city" has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don't ask for people's immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law...
  • Michigan capital reconsiders the word 'sanctuary'

    04/12/2017 6:18:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 6:26 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub and David Eggert
    Michigan’s capital could rescind its decision to deem itself a “sanctuary city” over concerns the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing. The City Council was holding a special session Wednesday evening to reconsider its unanimous vote last week to call itself a sanctuary. The term “sanctuary city” has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don’t ask for people’s immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. After last week’s vote, council...
  • Sanctuary City Mayor Battles Tucker: Policing 'Easy For White Men Like Us'

    04/06/2017 7:31:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Mayor Virgil Bernero (D) of Lansing, Michigan debated Tucker Carlson on the legitimacy of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plan to withhold federal funds from cities that won't enforce federal immigration law. Carlson reported that despite Sessions' warnings, Lansing voted to become a sanctuary city, and he asked Bernero when it was OK to defy any federal law in such a way. Bernero said that it is never proper to do so, and added that his executive order on the topic abides by federal law. He invited Sessions and President Trump to advise him anytime on how to increase public safety...
  • Days After Election, General Motors Announces 2,000 Layoffs in Ohio and Michigan

    11/11/2016 12:24:27 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-10-16 | Warner Todd Huston
    The day after the 2016 election for president, General Motors announced it was laying off another 2,000 workers in plants in Ohio and Michigan, two states that gave President-elect Donald Trump a major victory on Tuesday. GM said the layoffs will affect the third shifts in the plants in Lordstown, Ohio, and Lansing, Michigan, which build the low-selling cars sold under the Chevrolet and Cadillac brand names. “The Lordstown plant builds the compact Chevrolet Cruze, whose U.S. sales through October were down 20%,” Fortune magazine reported. “The Lansing Grand River plant builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS, whose sales were...
  • Money Rolling In, But Cities With Hands Out to Lansing Claim 'Broken' Finances

    06/01/2016 8:07:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A lobbyist organization funded by local governments held a press conference in the state Capitol this week to urge lawmakers to send its members more in state taxpayer dollars. The event took place as legislators are preparing to pass a state budget for next year, and was cast as an invitation to discuss how local government funding is “broken.” Given that message, it may seem ironic that the host city of Lansing collected more tax dollars than it expected for a third straight year and had a surplus. The group is called the Michigan Municipal League, and its members want...
  • Police: Deliberate hit-and-run killed Michigan firefighter (while collecting for MDA)

    09/10/2015 3:00:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    AP ^ | September 10, 2015
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for charity, killing him. [Snip] The 35-year-old Rodeman, who also served in the U.S. Marines in Iraq ... [was] participating in an annual fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, authorities said. [Snip] Rodeman was married two months ago, and he and his wife were expecting their first child, Fire Chief Randy Talifarro said.
  • Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

    08/26/2015 9:26:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font. The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original...
  • Democrats to Spend 9/11 Partying w/CAIR and ISNA Terror Supporters

    08/26/2015 8:21:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    FrontPage mag ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's the last place any patriotic American should be on 9/11. This is like spending Victory in Europe Day dressing up in Nazi uniforms or Pearl Harbor Day playing kamikaze. But it's business as usual for the Democratic Party, which does treason like it's going out of style.First up is a very special 9/11 party with ISNA over in Lansing as the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing throws its 9th Annual Mayor’s Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by two Dems, Mayor Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett, as Creeping Sharia reports. Come for the 9/11 ambiance, stay for the party at an...
  • Outrage spreads as cities plan Ramadan celebrations on 9/11

    08/26/2015 9:41:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/26/15 | Pamela Geller
    We have come full circle. Muslim celebrations on 9/11, with the West heralding the progressive triumph of savagery over humanity.Don’t be surprised if Obama follows suit at the White House.These same cretins teach us about “mutual respect” and “mutual understanding.” - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/08/outrage-spreads-as-cities-plan-ramadan-celebrations-on-911.html/#sthash.U0AVqx8Z.dpuf
  • Most Michigan School Districts Privatize Services

    08/12/2015 5:59:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/8/2015 | Jonathan Moy
    The Lansing School District is considering privatizing custodial services. The Lansing State Journal first reported the development in mid-July, and July 29 was the deadline for service providers to submit bids. With almost 12,000 students, Lansing is one of the state’s largest school districts. In Michigan and around the country, privatizing custodial services has saved school districts money. For example, the rural Ludington school district saved $150,000, about $67 per student. Lansing’s neighbor, the Okemos Public Schools, saved $600,000 — or $150 per student. If it follows through, the Lansing district will join nearly 260 others across Michigan that have...
  • Teachers Union Promotes Website Telling Dissident Member 'Go to Hell'

    06/26/2015 6:27:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/22/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Education Association is directing people to a website that insults and vilifies a 37-year member who authored a widely distributed letter explaining why she wants to leave the state’s largest teachers union. Lansing School District teacher Mary Davenport wrote a letter that was sent to thousands of teachers to alert them that if they want to quit the union it would only allow them to do so in the month of August. Many teachers have complained about this so-called August window. Since Davenport’s letter was distributed, the website MEAMatters.com has invited union members to respond online. The website...
  • 'If It's Not Illegal, It Should Be'

    03/12/2015 8:49:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/9/2015 | Tom Gantert
    State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was on the Senate floor Thursday when he learned of a “sweetheart” deal between the Lansing School District and the president of the state’s largest teachers union. The district has for several years allowed Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook to be considered a “school employee.” This lets Cook remain a member of the public school pension system, despite the fact that he actually works full time for a private organization. Moreover, Cook is accruing pension benefits based on his $201,613 union salary, setting him up for a much higher post-retirement payout from the...
  • What the New Legislature Should Stand For – and What It Should Not

    02/16/2015 10:05:35 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/15/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    For the first decade of the 21st century, the Michigan Legislature’s policy direction was to increase the power of government at the expense of citizens. The results were predictable to those who understand incentives and how economies really work. From 2001-2010, compensation costs for the average state employee increased tremendously, while incomes plummeted for the taxpayers who pay those bills. When state revenues stagnated, the Legislature took more from individuals and small businesses through higher income and business taxes, and increased excise taxes on goods like tobacco. Rather than enact real business-climate reforms that encourage investment and entrepreneurship, legislators turned...
  • US-Saudi Arabia: Winter Is Coming

    12/23/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by thackney · 26 replies
    Energy Intelligence ^ | December 2014 | Bill Murray
    Republican victories in the US midterm elections in early November and the Saudi Arabia-imposed decision by Opec on Nov. 27 to maintain production at 30 million barrels of oil a day may seem too disconnected and tangential to merit deep consideration of any linkage. But the two political events actually illustrate the slowly diverging paths between the US and Saudi Arabia that could become too entrenched to redirect, and may ultimately destroy or at least permanently alter one of the most important remaining strategic constants in the world since 1945 — America's security guarantee of Saudi Arabia and its energy...
  • Lansing Pranksters' Street Art - LA style

    10/31/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 28 replies
    RomanGenn.com ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    "Michigan is about as far away from the conservative LA art activism scene as possible, but anonymous pranksters in Lansing decided to make their voice heard with posters critical of Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters. -By Editor" My comment: Lansing has never seen the kind of conservative LA art activism that brought us the famous "Ted Cruz with Tattoos" poster seen last year. (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/14/Ted-Cruz-Posters-Appear-in-Beverly-Hills) It's very exciting to see that conservatives are beginning to understand that art is very important in communicating, and are willing to stick their necks out for principles. No one has come forward yet to take...
  • Guest column: We need groceries, not guns at Michigan Kroger stores

    09/13/2014 4:09:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 65 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 9-11-2014 | Linda Brundage
    Don’t skateboard at Kroger – it’s against the rules. Bringing food from outside the store is also strictly prohibited. And please don’t think about grocery shopping at one of the 50 or so Kroger grocery stores in Michigan without a shirt: you run the risk of being asked to leave. But, if you’d like to peruse the produce aisles with a semi-automatic rifle slung across your shoulder, go right ahead. Kroger thinks that’s just fine in states where it is legal to openly carry guns, like Michigan. In fact, the grocery store chain has publicly stated that it doesn’t want...
  • Pope selects Michigan priest to become bishop

    07/01/2014 5:00:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | June 30, 2014
    Lansing, Mich., Jun 30, 2014 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord, Mich. “In these days, as I prepare myself to serve the People of God in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula as a new bishop, I offer my praise and gratitude to the Lord Jesus whose presence in my life has enabled me to experience an abundance of life,” Bishop-designate Raica said June 27. “My gratitude also goes to Pope Francis for entrusting me with this honor and...
  • Lansing, Illinois woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94

    01/20/2014 9:55:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94 11 hours ago • Times Staff GARY | A Lansing woman was shot at in a road-rage incident Sunday on I-80/94, with one bullet hitting the back of her car, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The 33-year-old woman told police she was on 25th Avenue in Gary driving her Chrysler 300 slowly because of potholes. She said a car behind her was following too closely, so she braked to get the car to back off. The braking apparently angered the other driver. The woman said the driver got...
  • 'Point 'em out, knock 'em out': Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun

    08/26/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 152 replies
    Mlive ^ | 8-26-2013 | John Barnes
    The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal.The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her.But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol. The teen lost the game................The 17-year-old in gym shorts approached his target. The 28-year-old Lansing man was waiting for his daughter at her school-bus stop at REO Road and Ballard Street.....The teen...