News From Rep. Elder

Friday, August 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) applauded today the announcement that Bay City was the recipient of a Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) grant that will allow them to demolish a number of blighted buildings in the area. The $250,000 award will be utilized to demolish 22 structures that fall within the Bay City Housing Improvement Strategy.

“I am very pleased to see Bay City receive this funding, as it will...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) spoke today praising the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for its decision to postpone action on the Tobico Marsh in Bay County. At the request of Rep. Elder, a public meeting was held earlier this week to allow MDNR representatives to explain their plan and answer community questions. Due to the large turnout, which resulted in a last-minute venue change to accommodate all interested parties,...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) voted in favor today of Senate Bills 242-244, known as the ‘Good Jobs’ package, which aims to strengthen Michigan’s economy by creating incentives for businesses to locate and grow in the state if they are proven to create jobs. The legislation passed the House 71-35 after Democratic leadership successfully added several responsible amendments to the bills.

“These tax incentives are only available to entities that have...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) greatly appreciates the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval today of funding for the redevelopment of Bay City’s historic downtown Crapo building. 213 Development, LLC, made up of members Jenifer Acosta and Rod Hildebrant, has been awarded a $1.4 million performance-based direct loan and a $1 million performance-based grant to use toward renovations. Acosta previously completed a redevelopment of the Bay City Times Building.

“This is an exciting...

Friday, June 23, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) has introduced House Resolution 134 urging the U.S. Congress to maintain the U.S. Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) statutory authority to encourage railway competition. The STB is an independent federal agency tasked with regulatory oversight of the rail industry.

“Access to reliable, affordable transportation via rail is essential not only to Michigan agriculture, but the entire nation,” said Rep. Elder. “Many of my people rely on rail...

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