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State representatives hear complaints on economy, taxes

 

April 8, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

DURING A session with state representatives last Saturday at Wakefield VFW Post 9084, Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton, left, confers with Dick Bolen of Wakefield. In the background, VFW and auxiliary members were preparing a hot meal in honor of the 100th birthday of John M. Pachmayer of Ironwood. After his Q & A session with local residents, Markkanen presented Pachmayer with a state proclamation.

By P.J. GLISSON

news@yourdailyglobe.com

WAKEFIELD - State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton, and former state senator Tom Casperson were on hand Saturday to address questions from constituents at Wakefield VFW Post 9084.

Markkanen, who was elected to his post last November, told the Globe that one of the main concerns expressed to him Saturday is the area's weak economy, particularly in the wake of Marenisco's Ojibway Correctional Facility closing at the end of last year.

"I put in an appropriation request for an economic development office in Gogebic County," said Markkanen, who added that...



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