LaFave, House committee take up constitutional carry bills

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, chaired by state Rep. Beau LaFave, today heard testimony on a bipartisan plan that would implement “constitutional carry” in Michigan. The legislation before the committee, House Bills 4770-4774, would let law-abiding citizens conceal carry in the same places they already can open carry without a permit. The…

LaFave plan would revive funding for county veteran service offices

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced a plan to reverse damaging cuts made by the governor in a recent round of budget vetoes. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 5075, would restore $4 million to the County Veteran Service Fund to help connect veterans with the benefits they have earned through their military service….

LaFave: Governor’s 147 line-item vetoes are ‘like watching a bad slasher film’

State Rep. Beau LaFave issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to line-item veto key programs and priorities in the Legislature’s budget plan: “I feel like I’m watching a bad slasher film. Here’s the plot: The governor gets a budget that doesn’t include her $2.5 billion gas tax hike and, on…

LaFave: Governor’s 147 line-item vetoes are ‘like watching a bad slasher film’

State Rep. Beau LaFave issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to line-item veto key programs and priorities in the Legislature’s budget plan: “I feel like I’m watching a bad slasher film. Here’s the plot: The governor gets a budget that doesn’t include her $2.5 billion gas tax hike and, on…

Rep. LaFave pledges to continue to fight DNR, stop governor shutting down government

Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety, and strengthening communities – without raising taxes: “The Department of Natural Resources has violated our property rights for too long, flying their airplanes low over our hunting land looking…

LaFave backs record funding for Upper Peninsula students

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120…

LaFave: Unwise unilateral executive action must be stopped

State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a new measure to eliminate the governor’s ability to ban e-cigarettes without consent of lawmakers. “I am getting frustrated with the governor’s double-speak,” LaFave said. “First she said she was going to ban flavored e-cigarettes immediately, then after intense public pressure, she decided her administration would take two months…

LaFave celebrates Second Amendment rights at annual capitol rally

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beau LaFave proudly exercises his Second Amendment right on the House floor in solidarity with participants of the annual Second Amendment march this week at the state Capitol. The march shows support for the Second Amendment and allows citizens to meet with their legislators to discuss gun rights issues. At the…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to September office hours

            Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his September office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “Being accessible is an imperative part of my job,” Rep. LaFave said. “Over the past two and a half years, I have held numerous office hours and I look forward to holding many more.” The…

LaFave vaporizes Governor’s executive overreach: ‘What will she ban next?’

State Rep. Beau LaFave today labeled Gov. Whitmer’s aggressive decision to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products as undemocratic, anti-business and short-sighted. Through executive authority, Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue emergency rules banning the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in retail stores and online –…

LaFave: Protecting Michiganders’ legal rights from taxation

Lawmaker drafts legislation removing the state tax on firearms State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced legislation that would forbid the state from taxing the Second Amendment right of Michiganders. Under LaFave’s plan, the state would be prohibited from issuing the current sales and use tax rate of 6 percent on all purchased…

LaFave: How much will Whitmer’s immigration plan cost Michigan?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is continuing to push for policies that hurt both our nation and our state, said state Rep. Beau LaFave today. LaFave’s criticism comes in the wake of comments Whitmer made to illegal immigration advocates over the weekend. “Our new governor is pushing a new policy to give illegal aliens drivers licenses, a…