Rep. LaFave: Attorney General ‘can’t take the heat’

Lawmaker issues statement after being blocked on social media   State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today issued the following statement after the Michigan attorney general blocked him on social media. The move comes just one day after a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled it is illegal and in violation of the First Amendment…

Upper Peninsula legislators unite behind pro-fishing, pro-family plan

Upper Peninsula lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature are uniting behind a plan to support commercial fishing and the region’s time-honored way of life. The bipartisan plan would modernize Michigan’s commercial fishing regulations while allowing more diversification of the commercial fish catch. A version of the plan supported by lawmakers from the U.P. was recently introduced…

Protecting the rights of Michigan residents from government overreach

The government has no business deciding how Michiganders transport and carry out their constitutional right to bear arms on their own private property. Private property rights are in place for a reason. Michigan should be promoting greater personal freedom – not hindering it. That’s why I authored bipartisan legislation protecting Michigan residents from unfair government…

Impact of car insurance overhaul, cost savings to be felt across Michigan

There’s no question that our awful no-fault car insurance system required serious changes. Skyrocketing car insurance premiums due to decades of inaction by elected officials affect every driver from Detroit to Dickinson County. They are why many residents have already packed their bags and moved elsewhere to escape the burdensome costs. This only hurts the…

LaFave: Governor packed Energy Task Force with liberal allies

State Rep. Beau LaFave today responded to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointments to the newly created UP Energy Task Force, sharply criticizing the board’s slanted make-up. “I am deeply disappointed, but not surprised, to see that the governor’s ‘UP Energy Task Force’ has been packed with downstate liberals who want to shut down the delivery of…

Rep. LaFave: House budget plan fixes roads, fully funds schools, restricts DNR

Investments in U.P. priorities accomplished without tax increases State Rep. Beau LaFave this week supported record funding for road repairs and schools without raising taxes for Michigan residents. “Upper Peninsula families are some of the hardest-working people I know,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “They don’t want handouts, they just want a state government that…

New Whitmer commission wastes time, money, LaFave says

State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he was disappointed in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to squander more taxpayer dollars on Line 5 studies, rather than continue negotiations to reach a deal with Enbridge. “I am deeply disappointed that in addition to wasting precious time during peak construction season when significant progress could be made getting…

Rep. LaFave launches summer photo contest

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today he will host a photo contest for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta Counties. The theme for the photo contest is summer in the U.P. Three winners will be selected by Rep. LaFave, and the winning photos will be displayed in his Lansing office. The photographers will…

Rep. LaFave: Signed car insurance reforms to plummet drivers’ sky-high premiums

Landmark no-fault overhaul to save drivers hundreds of dollars per year After decades of gridlock in Lansing, car insurance reform supported by Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain was signed into state law today, guaranteeing significantly lower costs for all drivers in Michigan. LaFave – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car…

LaFave’s plan to save taxpayer money on prison health care signed into law

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to reduce the amount of public tax dollars spent on prison health care while continuing to protect public safety has been signed into law by the governor. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the average inmate. It’s…

Plan to support Michigan’s mining industry clears House

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today announced that a plan to support the mining industry has cleared a major hurdle. The plan, House Bill 4227, establishes a commission to help increase mining opportunities in Michigan. The legislation is a product of the Upper Peninsula’s state representatives…