News From Rep. Elder

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...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“I voted no on this so-called tax roll-back because the hardworking men and women and retirees in my district deserve better than this gimmick. These were not tax breaks for the hardworking people in Bay County. These were billionaire tax cuts that would only help families two hours away, in our state’s richest counties. My people were ‘promised’ $3.75 a week, but 20 percent of the tax cut would have gone to the wealthiest 1...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

“While I’m frustrated on behalf of Bay County’s hardworking families that are dealing with yet another significant roads issue, I am not remotely surprised. Despite taking our tax dollars, with no cuts for working people, Michigan has yet to produce a single road-related bill that will deal with our immediate needs. It is unacceptable that the overpass was so worn down that an actual hole was able to emerge in it, over one of the...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) in the Michigan House, and state Sens. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) in the Michigan Senate, introduced legislation today that would exempt feminine hygiene products from Michigan sales and use tax. The exemption would include tampons, sanitary napkins and similar feminine hygiene products.

“Women continually and predictably will need to use feminine hygiene products for the majority...

Monday, January 30, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) was named Democratic vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, in addition to being placed on the House Energy and Military and Veterans Affairs committees.

“Bay County, with some of the richest soil and most diverse farming in the state, is a true agricultural leader,” said Rep. Elder. “That’s why I’m honored to be given this appointment. Agriculture, from our proud family farmers, to major employers...

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