News From Rep. Elder

Monday, February 26, 2018

LANSING — House Democrats unveiled their Building Opportunity agenda today at a press conference in the Capitol building, outlining their key priorities for 2018. The Democrats’ Building Opportunity agenda calls for a new focus on working families, prioritizing legislation that would drive the state economy forward and give Michiganders the freedom to build the life they want, with the good-paying job they need to support their family and retire in dignity.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 4321 to add an extra $175 million in road funding for the 2017-18 fiscal year. In response, state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“For years, my Republican colleagues have been touting their 2015 road funding plan, and yet for years, Michigan drivers have paid more at the pump while our roads have continued to deteriorate. Today was a step in...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LANSING — House Bill 5456 — which would make it more difficult for those suffering from asbestos-related diseases to file claims against the corporations that poisoned them — passed the House today by a vote of 58 to 51. In response, state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“House Bill 5456 has one core purpose: to prolong the process of paying legitimate claims for people who are dying or have died....

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate convened for a joint legislative session to hear Gov. Rick Snyder give his eighth and final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“While many families throughout the state continue to struggle with declining or stagnant wages, the governor tonight had the nerve to claim that Michigan is in the midst of a ‘comeback.’ Perhaps our definitions...

State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) escorts members of the Michigan Supreme Court for Gov. Rick Snyder’s eighth State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.
Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 yesterday, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Brian Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“Public schools rely on every penny of enhancement millages that come their way. They use these funds to hire qualified professionals, provide students with the latest technology and equip classrooms with the materials they need. Thanks to Senate Bill...