Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville named two appointments to key transportation-related committees this week.
Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) was named chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. MITA staff spends a great deal of time working with this policy committee and Sen.-Elect Casperson has had a close working relationship with MITA since he was first elected to the state House eight years ago.
Another key appointment was Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy), who was named this week as chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. This subcommittee determines how transportation funding is spent. Sen. Pappageorge has been a strong ally and supporter of transportation funding in recent years and MITA was very pleased to see him appointed to the important post.
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