Rep. LaFave urges governor to address unemployment filing system inconsistencies

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today released the following statement urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to prioritize addressing the inconsistencies of the Unemployment Insurance Agency’s website to accommodate for the sharp increase in unemployment claims brought on by coronavirus: “As Michigan continues to see an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the top priority of state…

Rep. LaFave: Michigan House approves $125M more for COVID-19 response

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan providing an additional $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to COVID-19. The measure brings the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week….

Rep. LaFave: Federal judge’s ruling on Medicaid work requirements is ‘court-sanctioned robbery’ of Michigan taxpayers

Rep. Beau LaFave criticized last week’s ruling by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. invalidating Michigan’s requirements that able-bodied adults be working or on the path toward employment to continue receiving taxpayer-funded Medicaid benefits. “Here’s what this boils down to…would-be socialists will go to great lengths to undermine good laws that protect taxpayers,” said LaFave,…

Rep. LaFave: Taxpayers must not be forced to subsidize gun buyback programs

State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted to approve a plan to protect Michigan’s hardworking taxpayers from being forced to fund ineffective gun buyback programs. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said research shows gun buyback programs are among the least effective ways to reduce gun violence, and it would be irresponsible to allow public resources to be…

Rep. LaFave: Heartwell rejection necessary; proves governor’s ‘sexism’ claims were baseless

Rep. Beau LaFave today applauded the Michigan Senate for rejecting the appointment of anti-gun activist George Heartwell to the Natural Resources Commission while condemning Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s initial claim that Senate Republicans were sexist for voting against the governor’s previous female appointee to the NRC. With the Senate vote, Heartwell is immediately thrown off the…

Rep. LaFave backs resolution reinforcing right to keep and bear arms in Michigan

State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted to support a resolution adopted by the Michigan House to reaffirm the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms in Michigan. The right to use firearms for self-defense is ensured and protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article One, Section Six of the…

Upper Peninsula lawmaker introduces plan to protect private property rights

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced a plan that would shield private property rights for Michiganders by keeping DNR officers off their property without a warrant, permission from the property owner or lessee, reasonable belief evidence of a crime will be destroyed before a warrant is issued, or the employee is in…