News From Rep. Elder

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) has introduced legislation that would give workers unpaid leave from their jobs to attend academic activities for their children. Under the bill, a parent or legal guardian would be able to request and take unpaid leave for up to eight hours a year in order to attend events and activities — including things like parent teacher conferences — for or with their child.

“Aside from the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) to serve on the Michigan Law Revision Commission, a bipartisan body that examines  the laws of the state in order to eliminate redundancies and defects, and to recommend needed reform.

“I have had the pleasure of serving Bay County for years not only as an elected official, but a lawyer with my own practice,” said...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

“I could not, in good conscience, vote for a bill that did not reflect our values as a state, or the values of my people in Bay County. The budget proposed by the governor was a pleasant surprise to me, as while there were a few areas and changes I would have liked to see made, I could see that overall, there was light at the end of the tunnel for my counties, cities, townships...

Friday, March 24, 2017

“I am pleased to see that members of the Senate Finance Committee saw the value in these bills that, like our companion bills in the House, would eliminate an unfair financial burden on the women of this state. This is a non-partisan issue, given that it affects Republican and Democratic women equally, forcing them alike to pay a specific tax just for being a woman. Eliminating use and sales tax on feminine hygiene items —...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) has introduced a bill that would prevent insurance companies from raising auto insurance rates when a driver submits a claim from pothole damage to his or her vehicle. The bill comes at a particularly important time for Michiganders, as winter weather exacerbates the state’s already crumbling infrastructure.

“As temperatures change quickly, and our roads are subjected to all manner of weather, we’ve once again entered pothole...

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