Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on Committee passage of internet gaming legislation

House Regulatory Reform Committee Chair Brandt Iden talks about how the Committee Wednesday approved a three-bill package that would codify regulations for internet gaming in Michigan.  Rep. Iden says he sees the package primarily as consumer protection legislation, saying that state residents are being scammed by illegal sites and risking their credit and personal information….

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on first responder protection legislation

Rep. Iden talks about a three-bill package, including his HB 4591, that would make it felony for anyone who targets or intimidates a member of a police, fire, corrections and emergency medical service departments.  The legislation will be before the full House this coming week.  Anyone found guilty could serve up to two years incarceration.  Mark…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on career technical education initiatives

Rep. Iden, a member of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee and the Chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, talks about initiatives to provide additional career technical education opportunities in Michigan.  Rep. Iden says focusing on sustainable careers makes sense for both young Michiganders and individuals continuing in the workforce.      

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on Cyber Civilian Corps legislation

Rep. Iden talks about his HB 4508, which has passed out of the House and is currently pending in the Michigan Senate, that establishes in law the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps.  The Corps is a volunteer organization in existence since 2012 that helps local governments and non-profit agencies in case of a cyber attack.  The legislation will shield…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on government transparency legislation

Rep. Iden talks about his bill that would require the disclosure of all executive branch and state department salaries on their respective public Websites.  Rep. Iden testified on HB 4301 Thursday morning in the House Oversight Committee and worked to adopt an amendment that would exempt information about law enforcement and Corrections Officers in some…