Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on student athlete legislation

Rep. Iden speaks at a press conference at the state Capitol Wednesday on new, bi-partisan legislation that allows student athletes to receive compensation from third parties, engage the services of an agent and profit from the use of their likeness.  Rep. Iden says the plan comes down to fairness for student athletes.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on gaming reform legislation

Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of a wide-ranging bipartisan plan updating the way gaming is conducted and regulated statewide.  Rep. Iden says the plan adds consumer protections to what is already taking place and says he hopes the Governor will begin to negotiate on the issue.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Portage; audio on House passage of school snow day legislation

Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of legislation that would forgive school snow days that took place during the state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor this past winter, and his amendment to the plan, that stipulates that hourly school workers in districts where contracts are silent about snow day pay will receive income…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on passage of fantasy sports legislation

Rep. Iden talks about passage  by the Michigan House Thursday of his legislative package that creates the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act.  Rep. Iden says the measures provide additional consumer protection for individuals engaging in fantasy sports and create a $50,000 licensing fee for operators, on a par with other states.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on road improvements

Rep. Iden says Michigan’s improving economy means more money for rebuilding and repairing the state’s roads and bridges, and points to his own district in Kalamazoo County as an example as a community benefiting from upgraded streets and highways.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Portage; audio on occupational licensing reform

House Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Brandt Iden talks about Wednesday’s committee debate on his HB 6110, which would reform “good moral character” language in Michigan’s occupational licensing code.  The Iden legislation rewords existing law to state that as long an a conviction does not directly bear on a position, an individual should not be…