Rep. LaFave’s air ambulance legislation flies through House

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved legislation authored by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain. LaFave’s 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…

Rep. LaFave votes for students to get more college loan information

State Rep. Beau LaFave voted this week to require state colleges to provide annual updates to students on their federal student loan status to better manage their debt. “Our Upper Peninsula college students do not need the added challenge of starting their careers under a mountain of debt,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “A simple…

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

The House Insurance Committee today unanimously approved legislation authored by State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain. LaFave’s 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 ambulance…

Rep. LaFave: Bill would boost northern Michigan recreation, sports

State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified in support of his bill to dramatically boost economic activity related to sports and recreation across northern Michigan. LaFave’s bill would create the Northern Michigan Regional Tourism and Sports Fund. The legislation requires that $1.9 million go into the fund every year for a decade, without raising taxes or…

Rep. LaFave vows to fight bill attacking school mascots

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced he will fight state legislation to eliminate all school mascots deemed “race and ethnicity-based.” The Escanaba and Gladstone school districts have Native American-based mascots, the Eskymos and Braves, while the North Dickinson County school’s Nordics mascot could be considered culturally insensitive despite recognizing the region’s forefathers….

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…

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…