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…

Rep. LaFave holds multiple local office hours throughout the south central U.P.

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain will hold local office hours and meet with residents to discuss matters of state government. “Holding office hours gives me the opportunity to talk with the people of the Upper Peninsula and listen to their thoughts and concerns,” Rep. LaFave said. “As your representative, I am here to…

LaFave calls for continued funding for Essential Air Service program

A House resolution introduced by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, urges the president and U.S. Congress to continue funding the Essential Air Service program, which is an important resource to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Essential Air Service program ensures small communities previously served by certified airlines maintain commercial service. The program provides business…

Rep. LaFave supports bill aimed at fair retail tax assessments

Representative Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today announced he supports bipartisan legislation that would help Upper Peninsula communities and small businesses by eliminating a loophole large retailers have used to drastically reduce their tax bills. LaFave co-sponsored recently introduced legislation designed to ensure the tax assessment process is fair for small businesses and local communities….

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,…