Rep. LaFave: Signed car insurance reforms to plummet drivers’ sky-high premiums

Landmark no-fault overhaul to save drivers hundreds of dollars per year After decades of gridlock in Lansing, car insurance reform supported by Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain was signed into state law today, guaranteeing significantly lower costs for all drivers in Michigan. LaFave – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car…

LaFave’s plan to save taxpayer money on prison health care signed into law

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to reduce the amount of public tax dollars spent on prison health care while continuing to protect public safety has been signed into law by the governor. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the average inmate. It’s…

Plan to support Michigan’s mining industry clears House

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today announced that a plan to support the mining industry has cleared a major hurdle. The plan, House Bill 4227, establishes a commission to help increase mining opportunities in Michigan. The legislation is a product of the Upper Peninsula’s state representatives…

Rep. LaFave approves minor e-cigarette ban, rejects overregulation

Although state Rep. Beau LaFave this week voted in favor of a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan, he voted against overregulating the industry. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes has increased dramatically over the…

Rep. LaFave sponsors Police Week resolution

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain sponsored House Resolution 0095 of 2019, declaring May 12-18, 2019 Police Appreciation Week in the state of Michigan. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. Established by…

Escanaba Upper Elementary School wins Reading Month photo contest

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today that Escanaba Upper Elementary School has won Delta Dental’s National Reading Month photo contest. The school is one of four in the state that will receive a $500 grant to purchase books for the school’s media center. Delta Denta’s photo contest promotes good oral health and…

Rep. LaFave announces Outstanding Educator Award recipients

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today the 2018-2019 Outstanding Educator Award recipients. “I would like to congratulate all the nominees on their achievements.” LaFave said. “All of our educators are outstanding and we had many great submissions, making the decision difficult to pick only three. I am proud to announce the following…

Plan from U.P. legislators cuts red tape, allows for residents to enjoy greater personal freedom

Legislation sponsored by U.P. state Reps. Beau LaFave and Greg Markkanen protecting Michiganders’ private property rights from government overreach was advanced on Tuesday in bipartisan fashion by the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee. The measure, House Bill 4331, allows individuals to transport uncased, loaded long-barreled firearms on private land using any kind of…

Rep. LaFave comments on Senate car insurance plan

State Rep. Beau LaFave, member of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate approving no-fault car insurance reform: “I applaud the Senate for moving on a bill to solve Michigan’s car insurance nightmare, and was honored to be on the floor behind…

House panel hears LaFave plan protecting private property rights from government overreach

Lawmaker authors measure promoting greater personal freedom State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of his plan giving Michiganders greater personal freedom and protecting them from unreasonable prosecution. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 4331, would allow individuals to transport uncased, loaded long-barreled firearms on private land…