Rep. Iden takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Samantha Zandee (Legislative Director), Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman, Bonnie Iden (mother), Georgia Crabtree (aunt), Rep. Brandt Iden and Ashlyn Iden (sister). PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo Township, was joined by family as he was sworn in at the state Capitol today for his third term as…

Rep. Iden’s gaming plans head to the governor

Proposals prioritize consumer protections, increase state revenue The Michigan House today approved a variety of measures introduced by state Rep. Brandt Iden updating the way gaming is conducted and regulated statewide. House Bills 4926-4928 legalize and regulate internet gaming in Michigan by creating a division of internet gaming within the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The…

Michigan Legislature approves Rep. Iden’s plan making schools safer, OK2SAY permanent

  The state Legislature today gave final approval to Rep. Brandt Iden’s proposal making the OK2SAY program a permanent part of Michigan’s strategy to improve school safety. OK2SAY allows the confidential reporting of tips on potentially harmful or criminal activity directed at students, school employees or school buildings. The system helps distribute important information to…

Rep. Iden: Occupational licensing reform will alleviate burdensome restrictions

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved multiple, bipartisan plans spearheaded by state Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo, giving those with criminal records a better chance in finding employment. Iden’s legislation, House Bill 6110, which is the lead bill in the package, makes it easier for an individual applying for a state occupational license…

Rep. Iden: Occupational licensing reform will help move Michigan forward

State Rep. Brandt Iden, chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, Wednesday testified before the committee in support of a bipartisan bill package that would give those with criminal records a better chance in finding employment. Iden’s plan, House Bill 6110, which is the lead bill in the package, would make it more difficult for…