Kalamazoo County Sheriff, Rep. Iden speak before Law and Justice Committee

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard C. Fuller III joined state Rep. Brandt Iden in testifying before the House Law and Justice Committee on legislation that would increase protections to officers during the transportation or housing of individuals under arrest or incarcerated. The bill would make it punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a…

Rep. Iden: Action plan’s emphasis on voc ed is crucial

Increased focus on vocational education and jobs training stood out to state Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo, during a news conference to announce the release of the 2017-18 House of Representatives’ Action Plan Thursday at the Capitol. “Vocational training is paramount to training the next generation of workers in Michigan,” Iden said. “There’s a growing…

Rep. Iden bill eliminates red tape for veterans’ tax exemptions

Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo, recently submitted legislation that will simplify the application process for a Veterans Property Tax exemption. This exemption is available to disabled veterans who have served our country. The bill is in response to a neighbor who became frustrated with the process due to the unspecified application deadline. Current state law…

Rep. Iden: Help create Michigan jobs by improving business climate

Michigan can continue its economic comeback with a renewed push to reduce the regulatory burden on business, Rep. Brandt Iden said today. Iden, after his first meeting as chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, said the panel will have a sharp focus on continued job growth during the 2017-18 session of the Michigan Legislature….

Rep. Iden announces coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden will host four office hour events within Kalamazoo County in February and March. “These events are a great way to connect with my neighbors on what matters most to them,” Iden said. “I hope local residents will join me to share any questions or concerns they have and I look forward…

Rep. Iden bolsters protections for corrections officials

This week, Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo, introduced legislation to increase protections for law enforcement and corrections officers when performing their duties in the transportation or housing of individuals who are under arrest or incarcerated. The bill would make it a felony, punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a $2,000 fine, to…

Rep. Iden: Government transparency key to state’s future

State Rep. Brandt Iden joins his fellow House colleagues in announcing an 11-bill bipartisan package to expand transparency throughout State government. “State government works for the people, not the other way around,” Iden says. “We must be open and accountable to the individuals and families who entrust us with this great responsibility to represent the…

Rep. Iden selected as chair of Regulatory Reform Committee

Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo, was named chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee as one of his four committee appointments for the 2017-18 House session. “This is an incredibly important committee, which sets the regulations for everything from the state lottery to construction, so I’m honored with this announcement,” Iden said. “Making certain our…

Kalamazoo College president joins Rep. Iden for State speech

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, had Kalamazoo College president Jorge G. Gonzalez join him as a guest for tonight’s State of the State address in the state Capitol. Gonzalez joined Kalamazoo College as its 18th president in July 2016. “It was a pleasure to have Dr. Gonzalez as my guest for the State…

Rep. Iden sworn in for second term as state representative

State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative for the 61st House District.Rep. Iden was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber on Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ron Iden (father),…

Reps. Nesbitt, Iden: Transportation network laws boost free market

Measures ensure protection for passengers, drivers   State Reps. Aric Nesbitt and Brandt Iden today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing bills establishing statewide regulations for transportation network companies (TNCs), enabling rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Michigan. The governor signed House Bills 4637 and 4639-4641 that enable TNCs to operate…

Rep. Iden’s bill streamlines state ridesharing regulations, now heads to governor

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Brandt Iden’s bill to create a more uniformed set of rules across the state regarding transportation network companies. State Senate passed House Bill 4639 earlier today and was returned to the House for a concurrence vote where it was approved and will now head to Gov….