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Casperson speaks on legislative session, grants


December 29, 2018

After 14 years in the Michigan legislature, six in the House and eight in the Senate, Tom Casperso, R-Escanaba, is moving on due to term limits.

His time in the Senate ended with a string of appropriations for western Upper Peninsula projects, including $10 million for Copper Peak and Pine Mountain, $2 million for Gogebic Community College, $1.5 million to assist Waupaca Foundry and $1 million for Michigan DNR jobs for the area.

In a sense, the main catalyst to be able to get new development and investment in the area was the Michigan Department of Corrections decision to close the Ojibwa...

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