Rep. LaFave introduces plan to award electoral votes by congressional district

Legislation would ensure U.P. is not ignored by presidential candidates State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced a plan to end Michigan’s “winner-takes-all” approach to allocating electoral votes for presidential elections. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said apportioning electoral votes based on congressional district will ensure that rural areas of the state – especially the Upper Peninsula…

Rep. LaFave: Updates to law essential as we see a rise in digital currency

Plan in bipartisan package approved in House vote A proposal from state Rep. Beau LaFave expanding criminal definition in instances where money changes hands today was approved by the Michigan House. LaFave’s legislation, House Bill 4104, does not create any new crimes or strengthen penalties. It adds to definition within the Michigan Penal Code to…

LaFave plan safeguards first responders from political retribution

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, protecting law enforcement officials from discipline or termination when calling for federal backup. LaFave’s plan creates the County Law Enforcement Protection Act, outlawing local units of government from enacting ordinances that limit a local official,…

LaFave: Attorney general breaches protocol to justify bigotry

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, issued the following statement regarding the Michigan Attorney General disclosing a prior dropped grievance against former Michigan Court of Claims Judge Michael Talbot in a failed attempt to justify her anti-Catholic post on social media. Michigan State University hired Talbot to help assist the university in ensuring its…

Rep. LaFave announces school safety grant

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain, announced today that four school districts in the South Central Upper Peninsula will be receiving money from the 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program. Bark River-Harris School District will receive over $62,000. Gladstone Area Schools will receive over $109,000. Escanaba Area Public Schools will receive over $110,000 and…

LaFave demands the attorney general apologize for religious bigotry

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, issued the following statement demanding the Michigan Attorney General apologize for her religious attack on retired Chief Judge Michael J. Talbot. The controversy arose out of comments the attorney general made on Twitter regarding MSU hiring Talbot to help craft new Title IX policies to comply with a…

U.P. lawmakers condemn attorney general’s misguided ruling on Line 5 tunnel

Reps. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain and Greg Markkanen of Hancock today released the following statements after Michigan’s attorney general issued an opinion declaring the newly created Line 5 Tunnel Authority unconstitutional: Rep. LaFave said: “It’s abhorrent how the governor and attorney general have shown a complete disregard for people in our state’s rural areas….

Rep. LaFave responds to record MCCA fee hike

State Rep. Beau LaFave, member of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “Here we go again – yet another act of ‘March Madness’ by the Michigan…

LaFave: Serious changes required in state’s car insurance system

Lawmaker sponsors plan to scrap state’s no-fault law In the latest attempt to bring significant relief to drivers paying the most expensive car insurance premiums in the nation, state Rep. Beau LaFave Tuesday joined House colleagues in unveiling wide-ranging legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and moves…

Rep. LaFave votes to make state government more accountable

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal, which he co-sponsored. “Citizens have a right to know what their government is…

Menominee and Marinette: A tale of two cities

By state Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the era of reasonable car insurance rates, it was the era of highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates. Make no mistake – while…