Rep. LaFave supports nuclear energy resolutions

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain this week supported a trio of resolutions urging the federal government to find a permanent solution for handling high-level nuclear waste and to support policies for recycling used nuclear fuel. The Michigan House Energy Policy Committee approved the resolutions. “Nuclear power plays an important role in meeting our…

Rep. LaFave’s CPL photo legislation approved by House

Bill allows Secretary of State to share photographs with Michigan State Police The Michigan House of Representatives has approved legislation introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave to streamline the process of obtaining a concealed weapons permit. LaFave’s bill authorizes the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for official state personal identifications cards with the Michigan…

Rep. LaFave focuses on March is Reading Month

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain has visited several local schools to read to students throughout the month. In conjunction with March is Reading Month, Rep. LaFave is focusing his attention on fund-raising license plates, which helps fund libraries. “It is great to have a month that celebrates reading,’ LaFave said. “Funding libraries and…

Rep. LaFave introduces bill discouraging sanctuary cities

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, has introduced a bill that creates the Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act that will outlaw local units of government from enacting ordinances that limit a local official, employee or police officer from communicating with federal officials regarding the immigration status of an individual.  “This bill is not a departure…

Rep. LaFave announces coffee hour for Saturday in Escanaba

State Rep. Beau LaFave invites Upper Peninsula residents to visit with him Saturday, March 4 in Escanaba. LaFave is hosting a local coffee hour from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time at Drifter’s Restaurant, 701 N. Lincoln Road. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, represents an Upper Peninsula district including Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “I look…

Meet Rep. LaFave at Saturday coffee hours in Upper Peninsula

Upper Peninsula residents have a chance to meet state Rep. Beau LaFave on Saturday. LaFave is hosting local coffee hours at a pair of locations on Feb. 18: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time at Laurie’s Wildflower Café & Bagel Shoppe, located at 2210 10th Street in Menominee. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central…

Rep. LaFave takes key role in effort to boost government accountability

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today was among the leaders of a bipartisan effort aimed at making Michigan’s state government more accountable and open. LaFave joined House members from across the state announcing a plan to make Michigan’s governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal also calls…

Rep. LaFave announces Saturday coffee hours in Upper Peninsula

State Rep. Beau LaFave invites Upper Peninsula residents to come meet him this Saturday in Iron Mountain. LaFave is hosting local coffee hours from 11 a.m. Central Time to 1 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Storheims Restaurant. The restaurant is located on U.S. Highway 2 in Iron Mountain by Home Depot. LaFave,…

LaFave bill aims to boost skilled trades training for high school students

High school juniors and seniors with internships or other work experience would get academic credit for their employment under legislation introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain. The legislation aims at getting more people involved in skilled trades training at earlier ages. Michigan has a need for workers trained in welding, pipefitting, construction, computer…

LaFave will help lead key House committee for natural resources

 State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, will help lead a key House committee safeguarding Michigan’s natural resources, Speaker Tom Leonard announced today. LaFave will be vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee during the 2017-18 session of the Legislature. He also will serve as a member of House committees for Energy Policy, Insurance…

LaFave: House boosts accountability with online salary information

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today applauded a new website that increases transparency by providing taxpayers easy access to information about salaries for every employee of the Michigan House of Representatives, including lawmakers. LaFave said taxpayers rightfully demand accountability from state government. “You deserve to know how your tax dollars are spent, and…

Rep. LaFave hosts CEO Brisson for governor’s State of the State address

David Brisson, CEO of Roadmaster and Great American Disposal, on Tuesday joined state Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, on the Michigan House floor to listen to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State speech. The governor uses the speech to announce his agenda for the coming year.  Each state representative is allowed to invite…