Rep. LaFave: Services available to help during winter months

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain urges people in the Upper Peninsula to plan ahead and look into power and heating plans for the upcoming winter. “Everyone understands that winter can be brutal,” Rep. LaFave said. “I want to ensure everyone has the information to contact those who can assist them during emergencies with…

House Insurance Committee hears Rep. LaFave’s air ambulance legislation

State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified in support of his air ambulance legislation before the House Insurance Committee. The measure requires air ambulance operations to give nonemergency patients a notice to be signed before sending an air ambulance to discuss all methods of transportation and costs. Many times, patients are transported to hospitals by air…

House approves LaFave’s state unemployment system reform legislation

The Michigan House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Beau LaFave fixing Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The measure is part of a bipartisan bill package that addresses the failures of the UIA based on the findings of a workgroup consisting of legislators and other stakeholders. LaFave’s bill removes the interest…

Rep. LaFave calls for credit for high school internships

State Rep. Beau LaFave today spoke in support of his legislation to give high school students course credit for completion of an internship or work study program. “Education does not begin and end in the classroom,” said LaFave during his comments to the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee. “Many high school students in my…

LaFave sponsors local office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain will host his monthly office hours in November for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “One of my top priorities this year has been accessibility,” Rep. LaFave said. “While representing three counties may make this difficult, I have worked hard to be available to all residents. I…

Rep. LaFave: Fight to lower Michigan’s car insurance costs will continue

State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he will continue the fight to bring lower car insurance prices to the Upper Peninsula. LaFave voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill offers personal…

Rep. LaFave backs bills to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator votes for elimination, debt forgiveness   State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted in favor of bipartisan legislation to end driver responsibility fees by October 2018 and forgive outstanding debt. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the fees – conjured up during a budget crisis by a previous administration – have created a barrier for many…

Rep. LaFave’s key vote advances plan to guarantee lower car insurance rates

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today voted in favor of legislation to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and guarantee lower rates for all drivers in the Upper Peninsula and across the state. The House Insurance Committee approved the plan that would lower rates by offering drivers more choice in medical coverage, cracking…

LaFave bill allows hunters to use air bows in Michigan

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain introduced legislation today that would allow the use of pneumatic air bows for hunting in Michigan. Air bows function like crossbows but are powered by compressed air, a feature that makes them useful for hunters with disabilities. “It takes quite a bit of strength to draw back compound…

Rep. LaFave issues statement on Supreme Court ‘dark store’ ruling

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today issued the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Menard Inc. in the ‘dark store’ tax case involving the City of Escanaba: “The Supreme Court’s decision to leave the Court of Appeals ruling untouched is great news for Escanaba and will…

LaFave part of bipartisan plan to improve the state’s unemployment system

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced a bill in a bipartisan plan to fix Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. The legislation is based on findings of a workgroup consisting of industry experts and legislators. The plan will provide clarity, restore integrity and improve accountability within the agency and address the faults of the…