Menominee and Marinette: A tale of two cities

By state Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the era of reasonable car insurance rates, it was the era of highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates. Make no mistake – while…

LaFave: House approves plan to save taxpayer money on prison health care

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 approved by the Michigan House with overwhelming bipartisan support. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the…

LaFave: Plan to save Menominee County judgeship passes House unanimously

State Rep. Beau LaFave today praised his colleagues in the House for unanimously approving a plan to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the legislation would reverse the 2012 action to eliminate the position, which is slated to take effect March 31 of this year….

Rep. LaFave votes to bolster Upper Peninsula recreational opportunities

Proposal includes three development initiatives in Delta County State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted in favor of a plan to complete three separate Delta County construction projects as part of wide-ranging legislation advancing through the Michigan House. LaFave helped secure funds to establish the Rapid River Falls campground and renovate the A. Gene Gazlay Visitor…

LaFave plan to retain Menominee County judgeship advances in House

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said his legislation would reverse the 2012 action to eliminate the position, which is slated to take effect March 31. The 2012 law eliminating the position…

Rep. LaFave criticizes proposed gas tax increase

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “I’m sick and tired of the tax-and-spend mentality, and I know my fellow Yoopers are too. It’s no wonder this budget proposal for bloated government was rolled out on Fat Tuesday. As this budget…

Rep. LaFave reminds constituents of upcoming tax day

With just over a month until the annual “Tax Day,” Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain reminds Yoopers of available resources. LaFave distributed copies of the Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide to Spies Public Library in Menominee, Escanaba Public Library, and Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. In addition to these guides, the IRS has a number…

LaFave: U.P. residents encouraged to be part of the no-fault solution

Lawmaker announces new committee website providing latest news, meeting times and public interaction   State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced the creation of a special website to keep people informed about the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates and give Michigan drivers a chance to get their voices heard. The…

LaFave renews top priority following State of the State address

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, weighed in on Tuesday night’s State of the State Address by reiterating the need for crafting a solution to Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance premiums, and holding the governor accountable for her promises made. Michigan’s highly controversial no-fault car insurance system forces more than seven million motorists into paying…

Rep. LaFave urges Attorney General to stop defending Michigan’s car insurance rates

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain, who has been a strong advocate for reforming Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system, today issued the following statement on the latest updates regarding the federal lawsuit brought by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan: “For the more than seven million hard-working Michigan drivers paying the highest car insurances rates in…

Rep. LaFave takes action to prevent governor’s abuse of power

Executive power grab would eliminate three state laws State Rep. Beau LaFave today supported a resolution blocking a power grab from the new governor that overstepped the fundamental division of powers between the governor’s office and Legislature. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said a recent executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would have eliminated three…

LaFave introduces three new bills

State Rep. Beau LaFave this week introduced legislation to address a range of issues important to families across the Upper Peninsula. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said House Bill 4092 will protect animals locked inside hot and freezing cold cars by granting criminal immunity to individuals who break a window to help a distressed animal. “If…

LaFave to play pivotal role in reducing car insurance rates

U.P. lawmaker appointed to specific car insurance reform panel State Rep. Beau LaFave has been tapped to serve on a new committee specifically tasked with crafting a solution to lower car insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates will focus on car…