LaFave backs record funding for Upper Peninsula students

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120…

LaFave: Unwise unilateral executive action must be stopped

State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a new measure to eliminate the governor’s ability to ban e-cigarettes without consent of lawmakers. “I am getting frustrated with the governor’s double-speak,” LaFave said. “First she said she was going to ban flavored e-cigarettes immediately, then after intense public pressure, she decided her administration would take two months…

LaFave celebrates Second Amendment rights at annual capitol rally

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beau LaFave proudly exercises his Second Amendment right on the House floor in solidarity with participants of the annual Second Amendment march this week at the state Capitol. The march shows support for the Second Amendment and allows citizens to meet with their legislators to discuss gun rights issues. At the…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to September office hours

            Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his September office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “Being accessible is an imperative part of my job,” Rep. LaFave said. “Over the past two and a half years, I have held numerous office hours and I look forward to holding many more.” The…

LaFave vaporizes Governor’s executive overreach: ‘What will she ban next?’

State Rep. Beau LaFave today labeled Gov. Whitmer’s aggressive decision to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products as undemocratic, anti-business and short-sighted. Through executive authority, Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue emergency rules banning the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in retail stores and online –…

LaFave: Protecting Michiganders’ legal rights from taxation

Lawmaker drafts legislation removing the state tax on firearms State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced legislation that would forbid the state from taxing the Second Amendment right of Michiganders. Under LaFave’s plan, the state would be prohibited from issuing the current sales and use tax rate of 6 percent on all purchased…

LaFave: How much will Whitmer’s immigration plan cost Michigan?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is continuing to push for policies that hurt both our nation and our state, said state Rep. Beau LaFave today. LaFave’s criticism comes in the wake of comments Whitmer made to illegal immigration advocates over the weekend. “Our new governor is pushing a new policy to give illegal aliens drivers licenses, a…

Rep. LaFave: Exploiting shooting victims for political gain is disgusting

State Rep. Beau LaFave today said the senseless murders in El Paso and Dayton should not be politicized or exploited as a tactic to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. “The state representative from the 69th House District was calling for more gun control before the bodies of the El Paso victims…

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…