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.

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…

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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…

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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….

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House approves self-driving vehicle legislation

Reps. Jacobsen and Iden key advocates for autonomous vehicle technology The Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation today authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan public roads. House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, heard testimony on Senate Bills 995-998 in Lansing earlier this fall…

Rep. Iden’s public threat alert system goes online today

In cooperation with the Michigan State Police (MSP), state Rep. Brandt Iden’s bill to create a public threat alert system is now online. Effective today, the threat alert system created by Public Act 235 of 2016 is operational. This new alerting system can be used in cases where there is a public threat, which is…

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Rep. Iden supports bill to remove excessive licensure fees on tradesmen

State Representative Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, received unanimous approval today in the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his amendment to House Bill 5714 sponsored by Majority Floor Leader Rep. Aric Nesbitt, removing excessive licensure fees currently imposed on plumbers. This legislation amends the State Plumbing Act to clarify that people who have both a…

House Communications and Technology Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, left,  Associate Legal Counsel  Bill Stone, middle, Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, right

Reps. Jacobsen and Iden hear testimony on the future of autonomous vehicles

Lawmakers support self-driving cars on Michigan roads House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, today heard testimony in Lansing regarding Senate bills authorizing the implementation of autonomous vehicle technology on Michigan roadways. Senate Bills 995-998 will allow autonomous vehicles, “on-demand automated vehicle networks,” and “platoons” to be…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, welcomed Oshtemo Township Fire Chief Mark Barnes and Portage Fire Deputy Chief John Podgorski during today’s 9/11 ceremony to honor members of the military and first responders at the state Capitol.

Rep. Iden welcomes fire department officials for 9/11 ceremony

LANSING – State Rep. Brandt Iden was joined by Oshtemo Township Fire Chief Mark Barnes and Portage Fire Deputy Chief John Podgorski as guests during the annual House of Representatives’ 9/11 ceremony today. “I appreciated having Chief Barnes and Deputy Chief Podgorski with me today as we honored all first responders and members of the…

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Rep. Iden encourages residents to attend September office hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden will host his regularly scheduled coffee hours in Kalamazoo County on Sept. 9 and Sept. 16. “The monthly office hours really help me be the best possible representative for the 61st District,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo. “These events help keep us connected, so I hope local residents will join me to…

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Rep. Iden announces August coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden will host monthly coffee hours in Kalamazoo County Aug. 5 and Aug. 19. Rep. Iden’s first coffee hours are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Rykse’s Restaurant, located at 5924 Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. Rep. Iden will also be available to meet with residents on Aug….