Senate Transportation Committee Hears From U.P. Delegates

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MI Senator Tom Casperson. (R)-Escanaba.

MI Senator Tom Casperson. (R)-Escanaba.

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) -  State Senator Tom Casperson invited State Representatives Ed McBroom, John Kivela, and Scott Dianda, to participate in a Senate Transportation Committee hearing yesterday in Lansing.

A number of officials from around the U.P. also spoke at the hearing about the crisis caused by the unprecedented winter conditions that are severely impacting their communities.

The committee also heard from officials in Ironwood, Houghton, Escanaba, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie by video as they provided a firsthand account of the damage taking place in those areas.

Casperson said the hearing was very helpful in painting a realistic picture for the Committee of what is taking place throughout the U.P., showed how profound the conditions are and how urgent the need is for immediate assistance.

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