Governor signs Rep. Iden’s bill adding Junior Achievement fund to donation list

  State Rep. Brandt Iden’s bill-package to create the Michigan Junior Achievement fund was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. House Bills 4817 and 4818, now Public Acts 181 and 182 of 2016, will add the Michigan Junior Achievement fund to the list of 10 charitable organizations offered as a donation checkbox on…

Governor signs public threat alert bills, praises Iden’s legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law today House Bill 5442, which is now Public Act 235 of 2016. “By utilizing current technology, we can more quickly and efficiently warn Michiganders of imminent threats while preventing further harm,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, issued the following statement regarding the recent approval of his bipartisan bill…

Rep. Iden announces Kalamazoo County will receive business development grant

OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy expands operations in Oshtemo Township State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, announced today that OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy will receive business development funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to aid in its expansion of operations in Oshtemo Township. The MEDC approves funding for various projects across the state as an incentive to…

Governor signs Rep. Iden’s bill allowing banks to offer loan promotions

Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed into law state Rep. Brandt Iden’s bill to amend the Michigan Banking Code of 1999 to provide banks the authority to offer a loan promotion raffle. House Bill 5251, now Public Act 162 of 2016, authorizes banks to offer prizes to members that close on loans, whether they are new…

Rep. Iden issues statement following Orlando mass shootings

State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, today issued a statement following the mass shooting killing 50 and injuring 53 others in Orlando, Florida Saturday night: “This type of senseless violence can not be tolerated within our communities across the nation. The bill I have been working on in the Michigan Legislature, House Bill 5442, has drawn…

Rep. Iden’s bill to create public threat alert system now heads to governor

The Michigan Senate today approved state Rep. Brandt Iden’s bipartisan legislation to establish a public threat alert system. House Bill 5442, sponsored by Rep. Iden, creates a system that allows law enforcement to warn residents of nearby threats such as a mass shooting or terrorist attack. “This legislation is a response to the tragic events…

Rep. Iden encourages residents to take part in Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Brandt Iden is encouraging residents of the 61st House District to get outside and enjoy Michigan’s natural resources during Free Fishing Weekend on June 11 and 12. During these two days Michiganders can cast lines without purchasing a fishing license and, thanks to new legislation, enjoy any state park for free. “Waterways are…

Rep. Iden introduces bill to expand tax credit for disabled veterans

State Rep. Brandt Iden yesterday introduced House Bill 5725, a bill to clarify the filing deadline for the disabled veterans’ property tax exemption. The bill will also create a right to remedy any mistakes made in the affidavit required to claim the exemption. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for the freedom of others,” said…

Rep. Iden’s Public Threat Alert Bill passes Michigan House

Lawmaker: Bill will help keep innocents safe in violent situations   The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a package of bills to better protect Michigan residents from a public safety threat such as an active shooter incident, state Rep. Brandt Iden announced. House Bill 5442, introduced by Rep. Iden, helps create a system which…

Rep. Iden lauds passage of House proposed budget

State Representative Brandt Iden today lauded the passage of the FY 2017 House proposed budget. “The House proposed FY 2017 budget provides a responsible approach to government spending that prioritizes our state’s most pressing issues and ensures that necessary resources are available for our most vulnerable residents,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo.  “From prioritizing public health…

Rep. Iden praises education budget

Lawmaker: Education continues to be top priority in the House   State Representative Brandt Iden today praised the House for passage of the 2017 school omnibus budget (HB 5291) and for its dedicated funding to education at all levels. “This school budget increases investment at all levels of education, from kindergarten through college,” said Rep….