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 LaFave highlights eliminating outdated laws, cleaning up government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 House Bills 5741 and 5895 would both remove outdated sections of law in various areas.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…

Upper Michigan legislators support President Trump’s call to rebuild Soo Locks

LANSING, Mich. — President Trump mentioned the Soo Locks in his address to supporters at a rally in Washington, Michigan Saturday, saying he would help get the locks fixed with support from the Army Corps of Engineers. “For decades, the federal government has acknowledged the need for restorations, and I am pleased that President Trump…

U.P. delegation united: Bring jobs to the U.P.

Legislator seeks reinvigorated partnership between state, mining company State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified in support of an advancing House resolution calling for Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.’s reinvestment into the Empire Mine in Richmond Township. The resolution was soon after approved by the House Commerce and Trade Committee and in a full House vote. The mine halted…

Rep. LaFave continues push to improve school safety in Upper Peninsula, all of Michigan

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today continued his efforts to make schools safer in the Upper Peninsula and across Michigan. LaFave testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his plan requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how…