Bernero: I Will Restore Promise Scholarship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Also says he will return some power to Agriculture Commission.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is seen in an Aug. 29, 2007 photo in Lansing, Mich. Bernero said Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 he plans to create an exploratory committee as he considers challenging Lt. Gov. John Cherry and others for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year. The former state lawmaker will file paperwork this week and plans to decide whether to enter the race early next year. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Rod Sanford)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero says he would restore the appointment of the state agriculture director to the Agriculture Commission if elected governor.
Bernero said Monday morning during a Michigan Public Radio Network program hosted by Rick Pluta that agribusiness is flourishing and the commission has done a good job appointing past directors.
The Lansing mayor said he'd have no trouble reversing Gov. Jennifer Granholm's executive order that gave the governor responsibility for the appointment.
He also says he would ask for more belt-tightening at state universities while restoring the Michigan Promise college scholarship program.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder will take questions from Pluta and listeners on Friday morning.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 at 09:48 AM
    The state needs to downside their operation. It is that simple. We have less people in the townships but they want the same money. We have less cars on the roads but they want to spend the same amount, we have less people all around, but they want the same amount from those who are left.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 at 05:43 AM
    What a load of ----. Whats he going to do give them all pencils with his name on them.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2010 at 05:57 AM
    If this was possible then why hasn't jenn done it?The state will continue to be broke till jobs come in by the thousands.Just like thousands are on food cards and social services aid.Is he going to TAX them people?Tell people what they want to hear then get elected then it's another deal.Businesses left this state because they got better tax deals and so on in other places,even over seas.Thousands of jobs are the only way to FIX MICHIGAN.Yet no one wants to give businesses what they want.The young people are easier to fool.They can vote,so------.Other wise verge thinks they will believe anything.
  • by Angry on Sep 28, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    I am so fed up with the false promises, why can't he just say whats true. The State has NO money!!!!!
  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM
    Just a tactic of his to earn votes from college kids.
  • by Leah on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    I'm sorry but where does Virg think the money is going to come from to pay for this? Tighten up college budgets, and put people out of work at the colleges? Where is the money for the promise scholarships comming from? The tooth fairy? RAISE TAXES!I don't see any other way to rasie the kind of money needed for this but to raise taxes. If we have that kind of money than give it to the school systems who need it now. Hire someone back at a big salary, that also makes sense. Whats a hundred thousand dollars or so to the state. Just a drop in the bucket. Once again Virg shows us that he has little concept of money, a budget, or how to spend what you have wisely.
  • by Sans on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    It's foot in mouth time again. What is he planning on doing to come up with the money this will cost? I know, he will put the entire state on part time, just like he did the city of Lansing. If Jenny cut something then you know that there wasn't any money to pay for it, but good old Virg thinks money/taxes grows on trees.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2010 at 09:54 AM
    Another broken promise that wont be fulfilled because of budget issues.
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