U.P. delegation united: Bring jobs to the U.P.

Legislator seeks reinvigorated partnership between state, mining company State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified in support of an advancing House resolution calling for Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.’s reinvestment into the Empire Mine in Richmond Township. The resolution was soon after approved by the House Commerce and Trade Committee and in a full House vote. The mine halted…

Rep. LaFave continues push to improve school safety in Upper Peninsula, all of Michigan

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today continued his efforts to make schools safer in the Upper Peninsula and across Michigan. LaFave testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his plan requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how…

Rep. LaFave announces plan to improve school safety in Michigan

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today introduced a plan to help improve school safety in Michigan. LaFave’s measure would require schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other…

Rep. LaFave: Road funding for Upper Peninsula

Like you, I’m frustrated with the condition of our roads. That’s why I fought for a plan to provide an additional $175 million in road and bridge funding statewide without raising taxes or fees. The money will go directly to counties, cities and villages for road preservation and construction. Some of the communities in line…

LaFave outraged by proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes

Legislator opposes increased taxation for Michigan outdoor enthusiasts State Rep. Beau LaFave today expressed his objection to a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission that would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. LaFave said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying…

LaFave bill approved by House, expands opportunities for high school students

The state House today overwhelmingly approved legislation by state Rep. Beau LaFave, encouraging high school students to earn course credit through an internship or work study program. “We must allow career exploration and on-the-job training to become an acceptable part of education,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “Our high schools have two goals: to get…

LaFave: Upper Peninsula road repairs get much-needed boost with additional money

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain said more money for road repairs is headed to the Upper Peninsula because of a bill signed into law today. LaFave supported providing $175 million in statewide transportation funding, with much of the money headed directly to Michigan counties, cities and villages for road preservation and construction. The money…

Rep. LaFave votes to end mandate for new teachers

New teachers would not be forced to take redundant professional development coursework after graduating from college under a school reform plan support by state Rep. Beau LaFave. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, questioned the necessity of a state-mandated professional development course, especially when new teachers should have completed similar coursework in college. “How does it make…

Rep. LaFave’s legislation increases government transparency

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain co-sponsored legislation Thursday requiring state departments to fulfill Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests within 60 days of the initial requests. The measure is in response to a public statement issued by Attorney General Bill Schuette in December 2017 outlining how Michigan’s FOIA law does not specify a…

LaFave votes to invest in local veteran services

State Rep. Beau LaFave joined the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday in approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the legislation LaFave is helping sponsor, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…