News From Rep. Elder

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...

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...

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