Representative Beau LaFave

LANSING, MI--   Representative Beau LaFave wants to prohibit the use of “vaccine passports.” 

The item—either in the form of a smartphone app or paper certificate—would offer proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19. LaFave says requiring such passports would lead to a totalitarian state where personal freedoms are a thing of the past.

LANSING, MI--   Upper Peninsula lawmakers on Monday expressed displeasure with a recent Michigan administrative law judge decision to overturn a previously approved wetlands permit for the proposed Back Forty Mine in Menominee County, which is set to mine gold, zinc, and copper.

LANSING, MI--   The recent veto of a bill that would have allowed first-time offenders convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) to have their convictions set aside is a disservice to those who have paid their debts to society, said Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Beau LaFave.

LANSING, MI--   Representative Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain says all other recourse has been exhausted and Governor Gretchen Whitmer isn't listening. The full press release is below:

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced House Resolution 324 calling for the adoption of four articles of impeachment against Gov. Gretchen E. Whitmer, citing corrupt conduct and violating her oath of office.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   State Representative Beau LaFave has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Iron Mountain Republican said in a Facebook post he received the test results Tuesday. LaFave had symptoms similar to a sinus infection over the weekend and has been quarantining at home.  He’s working with staff at the Capitol in Lansing to inform people who were in contact with him.

LaFave says he was following the protocols of wearing a mask, social distancing and frequent hand washing before he became sick.

LANSING, MI--   The following is a press release from the Michigan House Republican Policy Office:

State Reps. Beau LaFave (Iron Mountain) and Greg Markkanen (Hancock) and Sen. Ed McBroom (Waucadeh Township) today expressed deep disappointment and frustration that not a single Upper Peninsula resident was selected to serve on the state’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will redraw the boundaries of Michigan’s state and Congressional election districts.

LANSING, MI--   Upper Peninsula lawmakers are criticizing the Department of Natural Resources after the DNR requested records from Enbridge dating back to 1953.  

Officials say they want to review Enbridge’s compliance with terms of an agreement that allowed Line 5 to be placed in the Straits of Mackinac.

Representative Sara Cambensy says she’s disappointed by the letter. The Democrat says she’s not sure why the administration is bombarding Enbridge with tedious information requests that have already been vetted by past and current state legal teams.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Some Michigan lawmakers think women need to be warned of the potential dangers of using marijuana while pregnant.

Bills passed out of the state House Tuesday that would require marijuana products to contain a health warning label for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, similar to what is currently on alcohol.

LANSING, MI--   Four Upper Peninsula lawmakers have sent Governor Gretchen Whitmer a letter urging her to support the city of Escanaba in its “dark store” case. 

The city filed a lawsuit against the practice of allowing stores to be valued as if they were vacant in local tax assessments. The litigation is currently before the Michigan Tax Tribunal. The letter asks the governor to increase the $250,000 cap on state support to help Escanaba fight the dark store practice in court.

LANSING, MI--   Several U.P. lawmakers took the oath of office in Lansing Wednesday.

Ed McBroom was formally sworn in as senator of the 38th District during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office.

State Representative Sara Cambensy was sworn in for the 109th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

And Representative Beau LaFave took the oath to serve his second term for the 108th House District.