Michigan House approves Rep. LaFave’s measure to allow after-hours gasoline sales

The legislation will allow customers in sparsely populated areas such as the Upper Peninsula to have access to fuel 24 hours a day. Most states already allow this practice with unattended stations, including neighboring states such as Wisconsin. “I’m pleased this plan passed the House and is advancing,” LaFave said. “Most other states do not…

Rep. LaFave’s plan allowing after-hours gasoline sales advances in Michigan House

Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan allowing gas stations to leave their pumps on and accessible to customers when an attendant is not on duty is advancing in the Michigan House. House Bill 4792 was approved this week by the Ways and Means Committee. The legislation next advances to the House floor for further consideration. The common-sense…

Rep. LaFave honors law enforcement with Police Week resolution

The Michigan House today honored the brave men and women in law enforcement by approving state Rep. Beau LaFave’s resolution declaring May 10-16, 2020, as Police Week in the state of Michigan. Dedicating a week to honor the significant contributions made by members of law enforcement has been a cherished tradition dating back to 1962,…

LaFave resolution reaffirms the sovereignty of tribal nations

Lawmaker condemns AG’s threats against the Hannahville Indian Community State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a resolution reaffirming the sovereignty of tribal nations and encouraging Michigan’s attorney general to not infringe on the constitutional rights of a U.P. indigenous community. The Hannahville Indian Community, a federally recognized Potawatomi tribe residing in the Upper Peninsula, operates…

Rep. LaFave: Drivers to see savings greater than required by state’s new no-fault law

State department, insurance industry accelerating toward July 1 rollout State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced the first wave of rates approved by state regulators under terms of Michigan’s new no-fault car insurance law indicate substantial savings are in store for Upper Peninsula drivers. “As the state continues to prepare for the July…

LaFave urges governor to open all health care facilities in Upper Peninsula

State Rep. Beau LaFave and all hospitals in the Upper Peninsula are urging Gov. Whitmer to allow all life-saving medical procedures to resume. LaFave said the U.P.’s 14 hospitals have communicated to him that they need Gov. Whitmer to ease her executive orders to allow them to resume quality of life care and preventative procedures….

Rep. LaFave appreciative of support extended to local U.P. airports, workers

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to the state of Michigan securing $256 million in airport grants through the CARES Act – which includes $1 million for Delta County Airport in Escanaba and Ford Airport in Iron Mountain, as well as $30,000 for Menominee Regional Airport: “The…

Rep. LaFave: Lack of COVID-19 testing in U.P. is ‘unacceptable’

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to open a COVID-19 testing site in the Upper Peninsula to provide local, symptomatic residents greater access to the medical services they deserve. Earlier this week, Gov. Whitmer announced 13 new or expanded COVID-19 testing sites across the state to increase COVID-19…

Michigan’s greatest strength not being used to combat COVID-19

By state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain The greatest strength our nation has is its diversity. Diversity of ideas, culture, religion, political ideology, heritage, age, and population density has led to technological innovations and economic upward mobility that never happens in hegemonic regimes. Radical ideas sometimes work, and repressive top-down regimes aren’t where innovation…