Rep. LaFave introduces legislation eliminating pistol-free zones, CPL requirement

State Representative Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, has introduced legislation to allow law-abiding holders of concealed pistol licenses to carry in more areas “for the defense of himself and the state,” pursuant to the constitution of Michigan. “As it turns out, criminals are ignoring pistol-free zones. I wish that were not the case, but we…

House concurs with Rep. LaFave: Essential Air Services should continue

The Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a resolution introduced by state Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain that would urge the president and Congress to continue fully funding the Essential Air Services program. The Essential Air Services program provides smaller communities around the country with commercial airline services. President Trump has recommended cuts…

Committee approves Rep. LaFave bill prohibiting sanctuary city policies in Michigan

The Michigan House Local Government Committee on Wednesday approved legislation authored by state Rep. Beau LaFave prohibiting counties from enacting or enforcing “sanctuary city” policies in Michigan. This bill would specifically prohibit a county from firing or sanctioning law enforcement officials, local officials, and employees for communicating with federal officials regarding the immigration status of…

Northern caucus successful in closing school funding gap

The Michigan House’s Northern Michigan Caucus today declared victory in its efforts to close the school funding gap that has left rural schools at a disadvantage compared to the richer school districts in more populated areas. State Rep. Triston Cole, chair of the caucus, said legislators from Northern Michigan continually pressured school budget negotiators to…

Rep. LaFave votes in favor of ‘right to carry’ legislation

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted on the House floor to support a four-bill package allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without a permit. “Legal gun owners shouldn’t be required to obtain special permission from the government to exercise a right guaranteed in both the state and federal constitutions,” LaFave said….

LaFave sponsoring tele-town hall for U.P. residents

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is sponsoring a tele-town hall for the residents of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties. “I am always trying to find new and better ways to listen to people,” Rep. LaFave said. “This tele-town hall is a great way to communicate with people from a large area, and I encourage…

LaFave hosts office hours

Rep. LaFave of Iron Mountain is sponsoring office hours in June to listen to the concerns and ideas of people in the Upper Peninsula. “The U.P. is often forgotten about in Lansing,” Rep. LaFave said. “I promise to fight for the needs and values of the Dickinson, Delta, and Menominee counties, which include gun rights,…

‘Right to carry’ legislation gains committee approval

LaFave: Time to remove unjust burdens placed on lawful gun owners State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, is supporting legislation to enable law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. LaFave, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted in favor of the four-bill package this week, helping advance the legislation…

Rep. LaFave urges budget negotiators to include EMS funds

Lawmaker: Lack of funding will hurt rural communities State Rep. Beau LaFave today called on House and Senate budget negotiators who are finalizing the Department of Health and Human Services spending plan to include funding for the Upper Peninsula Emergency Medical Services (UPEMS). LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the House draft of the state budget…

LaFave sponsors tele-town hall for U.P. residents

            Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is sponsoring a tele-town hall for the residents of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties.             “Listening to people has been my priority since taking office,” Rep. LaFave said. “Even though nearly 450 miles separates my home from Lansing, I have always remained accessible. This tele-town hall is a…

Flags lowered in memorial to fallen airman

Rep. LaFave has requested recognition for an active duty airman, Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Bosley of the United States Air Force, who died unexpectedly on April 21. “Everyone in the entire U.P. community is eternally thankful for Staff Sgt. Brandon Bosley’s dedication to our country,” Rep. LaFave said. His memorial service was April 29, and…

Rep. LaFave supports more class choice for high school students

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, recently voted in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility within graduation requirements and help set the table for their future careers. “We have the opportunity to help our students in the Upper Peninsula be better prepared for life after graduation, should…