Rep. Iden says he’s looking forward to knocking on doors in his legislative district this week to listen to his constituents. 2015 saw him hit every door in his district twice.
Rep. Iden talks about his HB 5422, which directs the Michigan State Police to establish an active shooter alert system that would function like the long-established Amber Alert. Rep. Iden says the faster the authorities, media and the general public are aware of a dangerous, violent situation, the better they can prepare and find safety….
Rep. Iden says the State of the State requires lawmakers to stop pointing fingers and start working for soltuions.
Rep. Iden looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and talks about his guest and what he hopes will be a focus on career technical education.
Rep. Iden talks about a meeting he and Rep. Dave Maturen will host with local officials Friday morning that will feature House Appropriations Chair Al Pscholka leading a discussion on the state’s 2016 Fiscal Year budget, and how it will impact governments at the local level. Rep. Iden says staying connected with local officials is…
Rep. Iden asks students in his legislative district to submit original art work to be used as the cover for the 2016 State of the State Address program.
Rep. Iden says the roads package passed by the House Tuesday fulfills a key concern of his constituents in that it focuses road dollars on road repairs.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday night of a comprehensive roads package.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of his HBs 4817 and 4818, which establish a new income tax form check off that would enable Michigan taxpayers to contribute to Junior Achievement.
Rep. Iden talks about Senate passage of a package of bills Wednesday reforming the state’s civil asset forfeiture code, including his HB 4507, which he says protects Michigan residents by requiring clear and convincing evidence that an individual has committed a crime before property is confiscated.
Rep. Iden says the start of the state’s fiscal year on Thursday is passing relatively unnoticed, but adds the state budget process has become much more efficient in recent years, with a focus on paying down debt and putting money into the Budget Stabilization Fund.
Rep. Iden talks about the annual September 11 commemoration honoring first responders at the state Capitol on Thursday.