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Copper Peak funding bill vote expected by year end


November 15, 2017


IRONWOOD — While the process is taking longer than initially expected, Copper Peak supporters in the Michigan legislature hope to vote on a pair of bills to provide funding for the ski flying hill’s renovations by the end of the year.

State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, has introduced Senate Bill 0523; while state Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, introduced a largely identical bill — House Bill 5134 — in the state house.

The bills would take approximately $1.9 million a year from excess funds tied to bonds taken out for Cobo Hall in...

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