Rep. LaFave working to ensure residents get needed resources during flooding

Gov. Rick Snyder declares a state of disaster for U.P. counties State Rep. Beau LaFave today commended Gov. Rick Snyder for declaring Menominee and Houghton counties a state of disaster and vowed to continue working with the emergency manager and local officials to ensure the necessary resources are getting to all residents impacted by the…

Rep. LaFave: I will not be bought or intimidated

Rep. Beau LaFave today stuck to his decision on Michigan’s outdated prevailing wage law despite unsuccessful efforts to buy his vote and intimidate him into changing his position. “I will not be bought or intimidated,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain, after he joined the House in voting to repeal the prevailing wage law. “I always…

LaFave’s plan to address school threats moves forward

Legislation provides flexibility needed to ensure punishment fits crime State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to crack down on threats made against students and teachers in Michigan schools was approved with bipartisan support today by the House Judiciary Committee. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said his legislation offers a simple solution to a problem identified by prosecutors…

Senate approves Rep. LaFave plan to increase job training options for students

The state Senate today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan allowing high school students to earn course credit through an internship or work study program. LaFave emphasized his legislation can help fill the growing demand across Michigan for skilled trades professionals, while giving students in the Upper Peninsula and across the state more education…

Rep. LaFave calls for additional school safety measures

New plan allows teachers to carry pepper spray, Tasers State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a plan giving teachers additional options to protect themselves and their students while on school property. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said his legislation would allow teachers to carry pepper spray and electro-muscular disruption devices, commonly known as Tasers. “Every second…

LaFave plan cracks down on people who make school threats

Legislator: Added flexibility will ensure punishment fits crime State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a plan to cut down on threats against students and teachers in Michigan schools. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the legislation is in response to the recent increase in threats against schools in the Upper Peninsula and throughout the state. “Even…

Rep. LaFave highlights eliminating outdated laws, cleaning up government

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of his plans to repeal unnecessary laws from the books. House Bills 5741 and 5895 would both remove outdated sections of law in various areas. House Bill 5741 removes a reference to the Wisconsin-Michigan Boundary Commission, which was established…

LaFave supports due process rights for people of Michigan

Legislator votes to advance civil asset forfeiture reform plan State Rep. Beau LaFave, along with other members of the House Judiciary Committee, this week voted to protect the due process rights of Michigan citizens. The legislation requires a criminal conviction before law enforcement officers can seize property using the civil asset forfeiture process. “The intent…