Legislature passes Tedder’s bill combatting Michigan physician shortages

The Michigan Legislature has approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder, vice-chair of the House Health Policy Committee, to combat the state’s growing physician shortage by entering Michigan into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). Under the IMLC, qualified physicians seeking to practice in multiple states are eligible for expedited licensure in any…

Rep. Tedder: New oversight panel for Line 5 tunnel key to energy security

State Rep. Jim Tedder said a plan approved today in the Michigan House with bipartisan support is key to providing energy security for Michigan and protecting the Great Lakes. The plan ensures proper oversight for construction of the proposed underground infrastructure corridor in the Straits of Mackinac. Tedder, of Clarkston, said agreements to build a…

Rep. Tedder hosts Oakland County first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder (left) of Clarkston hosted Lt. Larry Perry, commander of the Oakland County Sheriff Office’s Independence Township substation, for the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. The ceremony was held Sept. 6 at the state Capitol, honoring Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of…

Rep. Tedder to host in-district office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of July. “Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Tedder said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of my top priorities as a state…

Rep. Tedder honors robotics world champions

State Rep. Jim Tedder recognized Clarkston High School’s Team RUSH 27 as winners of the 2018 FIRST Championship Global Robotics Competition on Tuesday. Rep. Tedder honored members of Team RUSH with a tribute and a special introduction at the Michigan House of Representatives. “These incredible students and innovators have achieved the unimaginable,” Rep. Tedder said….

Rep. Tedder to host in-district office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of June. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Tedder said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing the policy…

Senate panel approves Tedder plan to help teachers in Michigan’s classrooms

Bills will reduce unnecessary certification, substitute teacher standards The Senate Education Committee today approved two bills sponsored by state Rep. Jim Tedder to address Michigan’s shortage of substitute teachers and remove an unnecessary teaching certificate requirement for new teachers. Tedder, a former teacher and administrator in Clarkston, described substitute teaching as in “critical shortage” with…