U.P. lawmakers call on DNR to retract Enbridge info request

LANSING, Mich. — Upper Peninsula lawmakers derided a recent letter from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to Enbridge that formally requested over half-a-century’s worth of information as part of its unceasing investigation of Line 5. The following statement was released on Tuesday from Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, and state Reps. Beau LaFave, R-Iron…

Rep. LaFave: Justice isn’t being served with ethics violations, structural flaws, and cover-ups in AG’s Office

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to new revelations surfacing out of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office regarding the resignation of Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej. An internal investigation determined several department employees knew of Kolodziej’s unethical sexual relationship with the victim in a sexual assault case…

Rep. LaFave: Quid pro no

Lawmaker: No-fault reform in exchange for tax increase never an option State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent comments during an “Off The Record” interview where she claimed Republicans in the Legislature agreed to approve a gas tax hike in exchange for signing…

Rep. LaFave: Governor kills plan to legalize feeding deer during harsh winter

Whitmer vetoes baiting bill, despite unanimous support from U.P. legislators State Rep. Beau LaFave today condemned Gov. Whitmer’s decision to veto a plan that would have restored the practice of baiting and feeding deer in Michigan. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, co-sponsored House Bill 4687 to end the widely criticized ban, which was issued by the…

Governor reverses course, sheds Markkanen plan with veto

Bill would have allowed road commission to replace outdated facility State Reps. Greg Markkanen and Beau LaFave today criticized another attempt by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shortchange rural areas with her veto of a proposal – which she originally supported – creating flexibility for critical building updates. Legislation from Markkanen and co-sponsored by LaFave, House…

LaFave: Governor’s budget cuts to be reversed, unilateral power restricted

State Rep. Beau LaFave and the Michigan House today finished voting to reverse the governor’s politically motivated budget cuts to various local government initiatives, such as public safety, veterans services and other vital programs – ending a budget stalemate. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cut nearly $1.6 billion in Legislature-approved funding. The House votes today advance the…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to December office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his December office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. The office hours schedule is as follows: Friday, Dec. 6 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST at the Randville Bar & Grill, 7463 M-95 in Iron Mountain. Saturday, Dec. 7 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CST at…

Rep. LaFave: Plan to end deer baiting ban approved by Senate

State Rep. Beau LaFave said a plan he co-sponsored to end the ban on feeding and baiting deer and elk in Michigan was approved today by the Michigan Senate. LaFave said the ban – issued by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in August 2018 amid concerns about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) –…

Rep. LaFave: Meaningful expungement reforms must include OWI offenses

State representative explains ‘no’ vote on legislation State Rep. Beau LaFave said he voted against an expungement reform plan in the Michigan House this week because the proposal excludes several types of people who deserve a second chance. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said he was excited when he first learned the plan was being introduced…

Rep. LaFave plan makes hunting possible for hunters with disabilities

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, this week offered testimony on a proposal that will allow hunters with physical disabilities a realistic option for hunting. House Bill 4332 would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue permits allowing the use of pneumatic air bows during bow season. The air bow uses compressed air…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his October office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “I look forward to seeing everyone at my upcoming office hours,” Rep. LaFave said. “We have been doing a lot of good things in Lansing to benefit everyday Yoopers.” The office hours schedule is as follows:…