State Reps. Beau LaFave, Sara Cambensy, John Damoose, and Greg Markkanen, along with State Sens. Ed McBroom and Wayne Schmidt today responded to a TV 6 report stating the governor had included them in her reopening metrics.
TV 6 on Thursday reported that “the governor’s office says all four U.P. lawmakers were part of the discussion” on her “Vacc to Normal” plan, but that is not true. None of the six Upper Peninsula legislators were given the opportunity to contribute input to the governor’s plan and had no knowledge of it prior to the press conference. They have responded in a joint press release.
“We were more than willing to work together with the governor on a reopening plan, but, for more than a year, our calls went unanswered. Imagine our surprise when she hurriedly announced a press conference for her new plan last week, blindsiding those of us who thought we had come to an understanding to put Michiganders over politics. We were not consulted nor given the opportunity for input prior to its announcement. Any statement or report to the contrary is inaccurate. We are still willing to work with her, but that will mean returning our phone calls, not hosting surprise press conferences.”
Rep. Beau LaFave this week introduced House Bill 4969 to require Department of Natural Resources (DNR) law enforcement officials to wear body cameras while engaging in duties and on patrol. This legislation with expand protections for officers and the public.
State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a plan to hold the communist Chinese government financially responsible for knowingly unleashing the COVID-19 pandemic upon the state of Michigan, nation, and world. House Bill 4909 is a reintroduction of a bill authored by LaFave last term. The bill previously obtained bipartisan support.
The voices of all Michigan voters should be heard during elections. That’s why we – a state representative from Macomb County, and another from the Upper Peninsula – have joined forces to propose an important change to how our state distributes electoral votes to presidential candidates.
State Rep. Beau LaFave today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to put an end to statewide COVID-19 regulations and requirements, urging her to reopen the state fully. LaFave also condemned the state’s plan to make pandemic-related COVID-19 rules permanent, including mandating vaccinated employees wear masks.