Tedder seeks to improve end-of-life care for Michigan patients

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Jim Tedder to improve end-of-life care for patients in health care settings by developing a standardized Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) form was approved by the Michigan Senate. A POST form is an advance care planning tool designed to ensure people forced to make difficult end-of-life medical treatment…

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Rep. Tedder hosts November office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of November. “In-district office hours are a great opportunity to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Tedder said. “I encourage anyone to participate. Listening to the concerns of people in my district is one of my…

Rep. Tedder announces MDOT grants

Rep. Jim Tedder today announced a combined grant award of $452,949 to the Road Commission for Oakland County from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Two projects under the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) were awarded funds for safety improvements on Sashabaw Road in Independence Township. “I applaud the Road Commission for Oakland County for earning…

Rep. Tedder recognizes local scholarship semifinalists

Rep. Jim Tedder today congratulated two local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, Max Anderson and Andrew Dimmer from Clarkston High School. “I’m honored to recognize the impressive academic achievements of two young men in my district,” Rep. Tedder said. “Both Max and Andrew should be very proud of this incredible accomplishment.” The National Merit Scholarship Program…

House approves Rep. Tedder’s bill to save time, money resolving tax disputes

The Michigan House today approved Rep. Jim Tedder’s legislation offering a faster, less expensive way to settle tax disputes in Michigan. Tedder’s bill allows taxpayers to avoid court when settling disputes with the Michigan Treasury. The parties could instead use an informal conference as a starting point to offer written settlement proposals, bypassing the court…

Tedder bills allow physicians to be licensed in multiple states

House approves measure with overwhelming support The Michigan House of Representatives approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder establishing a process to allow physicians to become licensed in multiple states today. Under this legislation, a licensed physician who meets certain eligibility criteria will be allowed to apply for an expedited license that authorizes…

Rep. Tedder hosts in-district office hours for October

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of October. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Tedder said. “Taking their issues and concerns to Lansing is my top priority as a legislator.” Office hours take place at…

Rep. Tedder recognizes Michigan State Fair scholarship winner

State Rep. Jim Tedder today welcomed a recipient of the Michigan State Fair Urban and Rural Scholarship to the House of Representatives. Clarkston resident Kimberly Suran was among the 60 scholarship winners that were recognized on the House floor. “I’m honored to welcome such a talented group of students to the House today for this…

Tedder bills allow physicians to be licensed in multiple states

State Rep. Jim Tedder delivered testimony Wednesday on a bill establishing a process to allow physicians to become licensed in multiple states. Under this legislation, a licensed physician who meets certain eligibility criteria will be allowed to apply for an expedited license that authorizes him or her to practice in all other states that are…

Rep. Tedder’s Patriot Week bill heard by committee

Legislator seeks week to celebrate national heritage   The House Government Operations Committee this week heard testimony on legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder declaring the week of Sept. 11 to 17 Patriot Week in Michigan. Tedder, of Clarkston, said the bill designates the week every year as one during which people should reflect…

Rep. Tedder hosts in-district office hours for September

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of September. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing important issues,” Rep. Tedder said. “Listening to community members is one of my top priorities as a state representative.”  Office hours take place at the…

Rep. Tedder hosts in-district office hours for August

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of August. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Tedder said. “Understanding the issues that are important to this community is my priority.” Office hours take place at the following…