Senator Casperson’s audio files from the Capitol and around the district.
Senator Casperson on Senate Resolution 9 to support the Marquette County Road Commission in its law suit against the EPA.
March 5, 2015
April 24, 2014
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sponsored the legislation citing a trend by anti gun groups to obtain and post personal information of CCW permit holders for the purpose of publicly denouncing them.
January 16, 2014
June 12, 2013
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sponsored Senate Bill 50 to give off road vehicles the same limited use of state roads as snowmobiles and bicycles so they can have access to towns and villages for food, hotels and gas. This will put the U.P. in a better position as it competes with other states as an ORV tourism destination.
April 1, 2013
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses the relationship between county and state governments with: Delta County Administrator Nora Viau, Houghton County Controller Eric Forsberg and Marquette County Commissioner Gerry Corkin.
February 28, 2013
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, its policies and their impact on the Upper Peninsula with DNR Director Keith Creagh.
February 12, 2013
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson describes how failure to dredge shipping ports negatively impacts industry in Michigan.
February 1, 2013
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses the coming legislative session with House Natural Resources Committee Chair Representative Andrea LaFontaine and House Tourism Committee Chair Representative Peter Pettalia.
January 16, 2013
September 27, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses the the current system funding of county governments in Michigan, property taxes, state land ownership and solutions to current funding issues. Guests: Senator Darwin Booher - MI Senate District 35 and Michigan Association of Counties Legislative Affairs Director Ben Bodkin.
August 1, 2012
Michigan State Senator discusses legislation he sponsored that empowers waterfront property owners in Michigan with the right to groom their privately owned beaches. Guests: Save Our Shoreline founder and President Ernie Krygier and Save Our Shoreline Legal Counsel Dave Powers.
Senator Casperson acknowledges the selfless efforts of the people of the Upper Peninsula and the Department of Natural Resources in fighting the recent fires in Luce County.
June 5, 2012
May 23, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sponsored Senate Bill 1052 to give people who own beach front property in Michigan the right to clean their own property. The bill will make the proper distinction between sandy beaches and wetlands, allow property owners to clean and still afford the necessary protections for wetlands.
March 1, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses transportation issues with Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle and Upper Peninsula Superior Region MDOT Engineer Randy Van Portfliet.
February 7, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses various topics with Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker and Michigan State Senator Judy Emmons.
February 1, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sponsored this legislation to help bring newer technologies including broad band Internet access to remote areas of the upper peninsula. Senator Casperson notes that industry and business will be much more likely to locate in areas where access to such technologies exist.
January 24, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson notes that Michigan was dead last in the nation in getting closure on the cleanup of underground tank sites due to the arbitrary rules process imposed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. This legislation puts into place specific parameters with high environmental standards that will allow property owners to know exactly when they have satisfied state law.
January 18, 2012
January 1, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses issues important to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant.
Senator Casperson addresses the Senate on the anniversary of the Upper Peninsula becoming part of Michigan by urging all people of our state, north and south, to work together to make Michigan better.
December 16, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson urged cooperation among all of the state's legislators after being given a tour of Detroit's mass transit system by Senator Bert Johnson.
December 1, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses the U.P Children's Museum and the Marquette Regional History Center with Directors Nheena Ittner and Kaye Hiebel.
November 1, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses consumer protection programs offered by the MI Attorney General's Office. AG Programs Administrator Jenifer Esch highlights the Cyber Safety Initiative and the Senior Brigade.
Senator Casperson describes what Senate Bill 617 will do to help police and emergency personnel near Pictured Rocks national lake shore provide better service to those in need of help.
November 1, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sponsored this legislation to clarify legal jurisdiction within the area of Pictured Rocks. As property for the park has been purchased and donated over the years, confusion over which counties, villages and townships have jurisdiction to legally respond in emergency situations has caused delays in service.
Senator Casperson is interviewed on WJR's Frank Beckmann Show by guest host John McCulloch on the governor's special message on infrastructure and roads.
October 27, 2011
As Chairman of the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee, State Senator Tom Casperson will play a key role coordinating road improvement legislation.
Senator Casperson comments on Senate passage of Senate Bill 580: Michigan's version of Caylee's Law.
October 25, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sponsored the bill after learning there was no law in place requiring the timely reporting of a missing child.
September 29, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses preparing for and working in the legislature with Senate staffer Jason Wadaga and MSU student and legislative intern Wyatt Eisenberger.
September 12, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses Gogebic Community College contributions to education and the economy in the U.P. with GCC president James A. Lorenson and trustee John Lupino.
August 1, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses education in Michigan's upper peninsula with Copper Country Intermediate School District Superintendent Dennis P. Harbour.
Senator Casperson in interviewed by WLUC TV 6 in Quinnesec during a Timber Industry Town Hall meeting.
July 20, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson held the meeting because Washington continues to impose more and more severe restrictions on the timber industry through additional EPA mandates. The result is a slow crippling of the timber industry. Senator Casperson hopes to band all the great lakes states together to let Washington know that the midwest timber region is far better at managing and preserving its forests than bureaucrats in Washington.
June 1, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson discusses northern Michigan issues with Senator Howard Walker and Representative Frank Foster.
May 6, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson speaks with Mitch Lake from Mix93.5, WKMJ Radio in Hancock.
Senator Casperson responds to Democrats who, during budget debates, continually say "No"" while offering no solutions of their own."
April 26, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson reminds the Senate that the Democrat the solution to all budget problems, raising taxes on all businesses, has been tried and has failed. He also reminds the Senate that tax payers sent him to Lansing to cut wasteful spending and reform an out of control government.
Senator Casperson offers legislation to keep state campgrounds open by transferring them to local control.
April 12, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson sites the economic importance of these campgrounds to their adjacent communities. His proposal would allow the transfer of maintenance and control authority of the campgrounds from state to local communities.
Senator Casperson defends Senate passage of an unemployment insurance benefits extension, retro active to the beginning of the year.
March 23, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson explains that extending benefits for nearly an extra half year is not a "cut"" as other senators have tried to claim. The legislation also saves Michigan businesses millions of dollars by moving recipients on to the federal system more quickly."
February 24, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson co-sponsored this resolution asking congress to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting overly unnecessary and burdensome regulations that have hindered economic development and growth in Michigan.