LaFave: ‘Gun Grabbing George’ not fit to serve

As if Gov. Whitmer’s numerous calls for stricter gun control laws weren’t disheartening enough, her decision to appoint George Heartwell as chair of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC), is a sign she intends to actively threaten Michiganders’ Second Amendment rights. Heartwell, a well-known anti-Second Amendment activist and environmental extremist, will be a disaster for…

LaFave drives plan through House to protect disabled veterans and cut taxes

The Michigan House today approved a plan giving 100-percent disabled military veterans greater access to Michigan’s state parks and expanded license plate options. Currently, 100-percent disabled veterans are only able to receive a Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate with no registration cost. Under the plan sponsored by state Rep. Beau LaFave, who chairs the House…

Rep. LaFave: Broadband expansion plan encourages growth, protects property rights

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, this week voted for a pair of proposals working to expand effective broadband services to more areas in the Upper Peninsula, including in Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. While some providers deem rural areas not cost-effective for services, House Bill 4266, proposed by state Rep. Triston Cole of…

Reps. LaFave, Markkanen team up to limit taxes, protect disabled veterans

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today unanimously approved a plan giving 100-percent disabled military veterans greater access to Michigan’s state parks and license plate options. Currently, 100-percent disabled veterans are only able to receive a Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate with no registration cost. Under the plan sponsored by state Rep. Beau…

U.P. lawmakers call on DNR to retract Enbridge info request

LANSING, Mich. — Upper Peninsula lawmakers derided a recent letter from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to Enbridge that formally requested over half-a-century’s worth of information as part of its unceasing investigation of Line 5. The following statement was released on Tuesday from Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, and state Reps. Beau LaFave, R-Iron…

Rep. LaFave: Justice isn’t being served with ethics violations, structural flaws, and cover-ups in AG’s Office

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to new revelations surfacing out of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office regarding the resignation of Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej. An internal investigation determined several department employees knew of Kolodziej’s unethical sexual relationship with the victim in a sexual assault case…

Rep. LaFave: Quid pro no

Lawmaker: No-fault reform in exchange for tax increase never an option State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent comments during an “Off The Record” interview where she claimed Republicans in the Legislature agreed to approve a gas tax hike in exchange for signing…

Rep. LaFave: Governor kills plan to legalize feeding deer during harsh winter

Whitmer vetoes baiting bill, despite unanimous support from U.P. legislators State Rep. Beau LaFave today condemned Gov. Whitmer’s decision to veto a plan that would have restored the practice of baiting and feeding deer in Michigan. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, co-sponsored House Bill 4687 to end the widely criticized ban, which was issued by the…

Governor reverses course, sheds Markkanen plan with veto

Bill would have allowed road commission to replace outdated facility State Reps. Greg Markkanen and Beau LaFave today criticized another attempt by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shortchange rural areas with her veto of a proposal – which she originally supported – creating flexibility for critical building updates. Legislation from Markkanen and co-sponsored by LaFave, House…

LaFave: Governor’s budget cuts to be reversed, unilateral power restricted

State Rep. Beau LaFave and the Michigan House today finished voting to reverse the governor’s politically motivated budget cuts to various local government initiatives, such as public safety, veterans services and other vital programs – ending a budget stalemate. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cut nearly $1.6 billion in Legislature-approved funding. The House votes today advance the…