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:…

Rep. LaFave’s plan for updated accessibility icon keeps moving

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to update the accessibility icon used on signs and in parking lots and buildings in Michigan, better reflecting the lifestyles of people with disabilities, has been unanimously approved by the state House. The legislation requires any new placement or replacement of signs displaying the international symbol of access to utilize…

LaFave responds to court blocking governor’s flavored nicotine ban

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement after a judge granted Marc Slis’, the owner of 906 Vapor in Houghton, motion to temporarily block Gov. Whitmer’s flavored nicotine ban: “Us Yoopers are fighters. We will fight this unconstitutional, unilateral and unwise executive action with every fiber of our being. Today’s…

LaFave, House committee take up constitutional carry bills

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, chaired by state Rep. Beau LaFave, today heard testimony on a bipartisan plan that would implement “constitutional carry” in Michigan. The legislation before the committee, House Bills 4770-4774, would let law-abiding citizens conceal carry in the same places they already can open carry without a permit. The…

LaFave plan would revive funding for county veteran service offices

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced a plan to reverse damaging cuts made by the governor in a recent round of budget vetoes. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 5075, would restore $4 million to the County Veteran Service Fund to help connect veterans with the benefits they have earned through their military service….

LaFave: Governor’s 147 line-item vetoes are ‘like watching a bad slasher film’

State Rep. Beau LaFave issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to line-item veto key programs and priorities in the Legislature’s budget plan: “I feel like I’m watching a bad slasher film. Here’s the plot: The governor gets a budget that doesn’t include her $2.5 billion gas tax hike and, on…

LaFave: Governor’s 147 line-item vetoes are ‘like watching a bad slasher film’

State Rep. Beau LaFave issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to line-item veto key programs and priorities in the Legislature’s budget plan: “I feel like I’m watching a bad slasher film. Here’s the plot: The governor gets a budget that doesn’t include her $2.5 billion gas tax hike and, on…

Rep. LaFave pledges to continue to fight DNR, stop governor shutting down government

Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety, and strengthening communities – without raising taxes: “The Department of Natural Resources has violated our property rights for too long, flying their airplanes low over our hunting land looking…

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…