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      Guest speaker talks Lansing and lawmakers

      The Lake Superior Community Partnership is learning how they can make their voices heard in Lansing.

      On Friday afternoon Doug DeYoung was the guest speaker for the LSCP quarterly luncheon in Marquette.

      DeYoung is the vice president of government relations and business development for the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. He spoke about changing the way Lansing lawmakers view the state.

      "That's where we have to make sure they understand our individual regions and we do have differences and we do have different strengths and we do have different challenges and that's really the voice that needs to come out from this region and continue in the partnership with the alliance," said DeYoung.

      During his presentation, DeYoung also spoke about education reform and energy policy. Representatives from more than a dozen community organization attended the LSCP luncheon.