Rep. LaFave votes to protect Michigan drivers from speed traps

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, voted this week to protect Michigan drivers from unsafe driving conditions and unfair speed traps. LaFave voted against House Bill 4118, which would allow communities to go without speed limit signs on certain residential streets. The House approved the bill despite LaFave’s opposition. “Speed limit signage gives drivers,…

Rep. LaFave mobilizes plan for updated accessibility logo

State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced a plan to update the accessibility icon used on signs and in parking lots and buildings in Michigan, better reflecting the lifestyles of people with disabilities. The legislation would require that any new placement or replacement of signs displaying the international symbol of access utilize the updated logo, which…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to April office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his April office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “Office hours provide a great opportunity to meet with people in the district and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. LaFave said. “Hearing from constituents is one of the best parts of my job.” The office…

LaFave: New veterans homes should include designated smoking areas

House approves resolution urging facility authority to include sections in plans The Michigan House this week approved state Rep. Beau LaFave’s call for the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority to include designated smoking areas in upcoming state veterans’ homes. In 2016, the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority was established and provided with $42 million in state funds…

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….