News From Rep. Elder

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives voted Senate Bills 335 and 336 out of the Elections and Ethics Committee today, rushing them through to a vote on the House floor, where both bills passed. In response, state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“‘No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s fireworks law. House Bills 4924 and 4925 would amend the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act (Public Act 256 of 2011).

Hammoud sponsored HB 4924, which requires retailers to disclose the following information through a sign posted in a conspicuous place at the retail location:

  • Any limitations on the hours and days for the ignition, discharge or use of consumer
  • ...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

LANSING — A resolution honoring POW/MIAs passed the House earlier today following its introduction by state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City). The resolution declares Sept. 15 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Michigan, an occasion observed nationally every year on the third Friday in September.

“While it is important to honor our soldiers and veterans every day, we owe a special debt to prisoners of war and those still missing in action,” said Rep. Elder....

Monday, August 21, 2017

My mom, a UAW widow, has several prescriptions, and like many seniors on a fixed income, she worries about the price of these drugs.  It’s wrong to gouge her, or any other senior citizen, just because drug companies can get away with it.  These companies used tax payer dollars to develop these drugs.  It’s not asking too much that they limit their extravagant profits to do what’s right. It’s outrageous that a drug company making...

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...