Rep. LaFave proposal helps protect animals locked inside hot cars

Breaking window to save pets in clear danger would be deemed lawful A bipartisan effort spearheaded by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, would grant criminal immunity to individuals who break a car window to help a distressed animal if they feel the situation is dire. House Bill 6298, sponsored by LaFave, looks to…

Rep. LaFave: Let the people decide the fate of no-fault car insurance

Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system – responsible for the costliest rates in the nation – could have its fate decided by voters under a new plan announced Thursday by state Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain. “Our car insurance rates are just too expensive,” said LaFave, who is a member of the House Insurance Committee….

Rep. LaFave: Acts of school violence should appear on a background check

People convicted of planning or carrying out a violent threat against students and school employees on school grounds will see it on their criminal record under a plan unveiled today by state Rep. Beau LaFave. “We need to ensure our children receiving an education and our hard-working teachers are safe in the classroom,” said LaFave,…

Rep. LaFave weighs in on latest efforts to reduce Michigan’s car insurance rates

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, Thursday responded to the latest controversy regarding Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, along with eight motorists from across the state, filed a lawsuit earlier Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit deeming Michigan’s no-fault law unconstitutional. The group seeks fair rates for drivers statewide. “The…

LaFave plan ensures Michigan juries are completely informed of rights

A plan introduced by state Rep. Beau LaFave with bipartisan support would require Michigan judges to fully inform jurors of their authority to set aside unjust laws. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said many people who serve on juries do not realize they have the right to acquit someone who has technically broken the law if…

Rep. LaFave announces water system grant for Escanaba

State agency allocates $389,000 to help improve water quality State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced the City of Escanaba Public Works Department has qualified for a $389,000 grant to upgrade its water system to improve quality and preserve public health. “This is great news for residents who rely on Escanaba’s system for what comes out…

LaFave: If it’s illegal with $20, it should be with Bitcoin as well

Legislator: Michigan law has to be updated to 2018 standards State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced he has introduced legislation to update current state law to include cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, when pertaining to items of value used in criminal acts. “Anyone in my district knows value is often measured beyond money,”…

Rep. LaFave calls for support of local businesses during Buy Michigan week

State Rep. Beau LaFave today encouraged local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set for Saturday, July 28-Sunday, Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a ripple effect on the region that promotes small business growth, creates more jobs and strengthens state and local economies….

Rep. LaFave encourages residents to attend consumer protection events in Gladstone

State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced three Consumer Education programs have been scheduled for Delta County over the next five weeks, with the first scheduled for Tuesday, July 31. The programs are developed by the state Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, which offers several different seminars across the state to help protect Michigan residents and…

Rep. LaFave backs plan to protect Straits of Mackinac

Anchor strike in April could have created pollution disaster   State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he supports a plan to strengthen pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac, ensuring protection of the Great Lakes without interrupting vital utilities in the Upper Peninsula. Rep. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said he recently cosponsored a legislative…

LaFave continues summer office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain will host his July office hours for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “I take pride in fighting for the Upper Peninsula,” Rep. LaFave said. “While representing three counties has its difficulties, I have worked tirelessly to be available to all residents by holding local office hours….