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In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Warning Shot On NAIAS

      Heads up the new Mayor of Detroit and city council.  The Senate GOP leader says the clock is ticking on keeping the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall.
      Oakland County Senator Mike Bishop reveals that he has ordered legislation to facilitate moving the show from Detroit to perhaps Novi.
      "There will be legislation, absolutely, being prepared as we speak, to provide an alternative location and one of those is Novi," Bishop reveals for the first time.
       If newly elected Mayor Dave Bing comes to Lansing asking for a re-do on the original Cobo deal which was rejected by the Detroit City Council, Bishop will tell him, "We already had that vote."< o:p>
       The GOP leader did not reveal the contents of the legislation but he says Detroit has very little time to take a reconsideration vote on the plan that was rejected.
     "The folks on the City Council of Detroit have to know that they've got to take advantage of the situation they're in right now.  If they don't, the state of Michigan has got to move forward."
       Bishop warns, "We're moving now." 
       Asked how much time Detroit had to take the new vote, he concludes they need to "reconsider immediately."


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