Rep. LaFave announces water system grant for Escanaba

State agency allocates $389,000 to help improve water quality State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced the City of Escanaba Public Works Department has qualified for a $389,000 grant to upgrade its water system to improve quality and preserve public health. “This is great news for residents who rely on Escanaba’s system for what comes out…

LaFave: If it’s illegal with $20, it should be with Bitcoin as well

Legislator: Michigan law has to be updated to 2018 standards State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced he has introduced legislation to update current state law to include cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, when pertaining to items of value used in criminal acts. “Anyone in my district knows value is often measured beyond money,”…

Rep. LaFave calls for support of local businesses during Buy Michigan week

State Rep. Beau LaFave today encouraged local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set for Saturday, July 28-Sunday, Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a ripple effect on the region that promotes small business growth, creates more jobs and strengthens state and local economies….

Rep. LaFave encourages residents to attend consumer protection events in Gladstone

State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced three Consumer Education programs have been scheduled for Delta County over the next five weeks, with the first scheduled for Tuesday, July 31. The programs are developed by the state Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, which offers several different seminars across the state to help protect Michigan residents and…

Rep. LaFave backs plan to protect Straits of Mackinac

Anchor strike in April could have created pollution disaster   State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he supports a plan to strengthen pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac, ensuring protection of the Great Lakes without interrupting vital utilities in the Upper Peninsula. Rep. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said he recently cosponsored a legislative…

LaFave continues summer office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain will host his July office hours for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “I take pride in fighting for the Upper Peninsula,” Rep. LaFave said. “While representing three counties has its difficulties, I have worked tirelessly to be available to all residents by holding local office hours….

U.P. taxpayers, communities get strong representation in statewide budget

I came to Lansing to make sure all hard-working, Yooper taxpayers receive adequate representation on all policy decisions – especially in the statewide budget planning. Too often, Lansing bureaucrats waste hard-earned taxpayer dollars through various programs that don’t correspond with our interests. Upper Peninsula taxpayers deserve a state budget that is efficient, effective and accountable…

Rep. LaFave working to ensure residents get needed resources during flooding

Gov. Rick Snyder declares a state of disaster for U.P. counties State Rep. Beau LaFave today commended Gov. Rick Snyder for declaring Menominee and Houghton counties a state of disaster and vowed to continue working with the emergency manager and local officials to ensure the necessary resources are getting to all residents impacted by the…

Rep. LaFave: Plan expanding internship options to high school students signed into law

State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced his plan helping high school students earn course credit through an internship or work study program has been signed into law. “Education today goes well beyond what’s in the classroom, especially as our children grow older and advance through high school,” LaFave said. “The real-world experience that an internship…

LaFave continues local office hours for June

            Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced June office hours for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Local office hours is just one way I can stay accessible to people,” Rep. LaFave said. “Despite this age of social media, cell phones, emails, and other technology making communication easier, nothing beats face-to-face interaction….

Rep. LaFave: I will not be bought or intimidated

Rep. Beau LaFave today stuck to his decision on Michigan’s outdated prevailing wage law despite unsuccessful efforts to buy his vote and intimidate him into changing his position. “I will not be bought or intimidated,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain, after he joined the House in voting to repeal the prevailing wage law. “I always…