Local representatives celebrate Older Michiganians Day

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Brandt Iden and Beth Griffin meet with members of the Kalamazoo Area Agency on Aging group on the Capitol lawn.  Older Michiganians Day is an annual rally that takes place on the lawn of the Capitol.  The event brings together hundreds of seniors, aging service providers, and senior advocates to meet…

Rep. Iden takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brandt Iden took part in the annual Legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.  Each year, lawmakers raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan by promising to plunge into the icy cold water.

Rep. Iden announces coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during local coffee hours in February. “Hosting coffee hours helps me stay focused on the issues that matter most to people in our community,” Iden said. “Talking to my neighbors, listening to their concerns, and answering any questions they have about…

Rep. Iden announces FIRST Robotics grants

State Rep. Brandt Iden today announced 2.5 million dollars in state grant awards to several local FIRST Robotics teams. “FIRST teaches students the skills necessary to prepare them to be successful in the 21st century economy,” Iden said. “I am incredibly proud to support this program that will inspire young people to be science and…

Rep. Iden announces coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden invites people to talk with him about issues facing Michigan during his October coffee hours. “Hosting coffee hours helps me stay focused on the issues that matter most to people in our community.”  Iden said. “Talking to my neighbors, listening to their concerns, and answering any questions they may have about…