U.P. taxpayers, communities get strong representation in statewide budget

I came to Lansing to make sure all hard-working, Yooper taxpayers receive adequate representation on all policy decisions – especially in the statewide budget planning. Too often, Lansing bureaucrats waste hard-earned taxpayer dollars through various programs that don’t correspond with our interests. Upper Peninsula taxpayers deserve a state budget that is efficient, effective and accountable…

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: Plan expanding internship options to high school students signed into law

State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced his plan helping high school students earn course credit through an internship or work study program has been signed into law. “Education today goes well beyond what’s in the classroom, especially as our children grow older and advance through high school,” LaFave said. “The real-world experience that an internship…

LaFave continues local office hours for June

            Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced June office hours for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Local office hours is just one way I can stay accessible to people,” Rep. LaFave said. “Despite this age of social media, cell phones, emails, and other technology making communication easier, nothing beats face-to-face interaction….

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 Beau LaFave today stuck to his decision on Michigan’s outdated prevailing wage law despite unsuccessful efforts to buy his vote and intimidate him into changing his position.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…