Rep. LaFave honors law enforcement with Police Week resolution

The Michigan House today honored the brave men and women in law enforcement by approving state Rep. Beau LaFave’s resolution declaring May 10-16, 2020, as Police Week in the state of Michigan. Dedicating a week to honor the significant contributions made by members of law enforcement has been a cherished tradition dating back to 1962,…

LaFave resolution reaffirms the sovereignty of tribal nations

Lawmaker condemns AG’s threats against the Hannahville Indian Community State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a resolution reaffirming the sovereignty of tribal nations and encouraging Michigan’s attorney general to not infringe on the constitutional rights of a U.P. indigenous community. The Hannahville Indian Community, a federally recognized Potawatomi tribe residing in the Upper Peninsula, operates…

LaFave urges governor to open all health care facilities in Upper Peninsula

State Rep. Beau LaFave and all hospitals in the Upper Peninsula are urging Gov. Whitmer to allow all life-saving medical procedures to resume. LaFave said the U.P.’s 14 hospitals have communicated to him that they need Gov. Whitmer to ease her executive orders to allow them to resume quality of life care and preventative procedures….

Rep. LaFave appreciative of support extended to local U.P. airports, workers

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to the state of Michigan securing $256 million in airport grants through the CARES Act – which includes $1 million for Delta County Airport in Escanaba and Ford Airport in Iron Mountain, as well as $30,000 for Menominee Regional Airport: “The…

Rep. LaFave: Lack of COVID-19 testing in U.P. is ‘unacceptable’

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to open a COVID-19 testing site in the Upper Peninsula to provide local, symptomatic residents greater access to the medical services they deserve. Earlier this week, Gov. Whitmer announced 13 new or expanded COVID-19 testing sites across the state to increase COVID-19…

Michigan’s greatest strength not being used to combat COVID-19

By state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain The greatest strength our nation has is its diversity. Diversity of ideas, culture, religion, political ideology, heritage, age, and population density has led to technological innovations and economic upward mobility that never happens in hegemonic regimes. Radical ideas sometimes work, and repressive top-down regimes aren’t where innovation…

LaFave: Police shut down potential U.P. PPE supplier over lack of clarity in governor’s ‘stay-home’ order

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today released the following statement calling out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s ‘stay-home’ order for lacking much-needed clarity after Michigan State Police shut down a small, family-owned business in Escanaba. Bark River Knives was willing to stay open to produce face masks, ventilators and face shields and donate them to…

Rep. LaFave urges governor to address unemployment filing system inconsistencies

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today released the following statement urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to prioritize addressing the inconsistencies of the Unemployment Insurance Agency’s website to accommodate for the sharp increase in unemployment claims brought on by coronavirus: “As Michigan continues to see an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the top priority of state…

Rep. LaFave: Michigan House approves $125M more for COVID-19 response

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan providing an additional $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to COVID-19. The measure brings the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week….