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…

Rep. Tedder votes to approve bills increasing school safety

State Rep. Jim Tedder today voted on a sweeping bipartisan legislative plan to improve safety at Michigan schools. Rep. Tedder, of Clarkston, who served as a school teacher and administrator, said children, parents and educators deserve to know their schools will be safe environments in which kids can attain the quality education that they deserve….

Rep. Tedder’s measure reducing paperwork for small businesses signed into law

A new Michigan law, initiated by Rep. Jim Tedder, will cut down on paperwork for small businesses and expenses for local governments. Tedder’s measure eliminates the requirement that small businesses file a personal property tax exemption form every year. Instead, qualifying businesses will now be allowed to file the necessary paperwork just once. “This saves…

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 May. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Tedder said. “Being accessible and accountable to people in my district is an essential part of being a state representative.” Office hours take place at…

House approves Rep. Tedder’s bill to honor Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall

The Michigan House this week approved state Rep. Jim Tedder’s legislation to name a portion of highway in Oakland County after fallen Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall. Highway M-15 from I-75 in Oakland County to the Genesee County border will be named the Deputy Eric Overall Memorial Highway. “Deputy Eric Overall proudly served with the…

Rep. Tedder testifies in support of bill to honor Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall

House committee approves legislation to commemorate lawman State Rep. Jim Tedder today testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to name a portion of highway in Oakland County after fallen Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall. Highway M-15 from I-75 in Oakland County to the Genesee County border will…

Rep. Tedder wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jim Tedder wrapped up his annual March is Reading Month tour by reading to over 400 students in Clarkston and Independence Township. “Reading is a skill that is imperative in ensuring the success of our children,” Rep. Tedder said. “One of the most influential things we can do for our children is read…

Rep. Tedder announces April office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of April. “I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Tedder said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or who have questions related to state government are encouraged to…

Rep. Tedder welcomes Aviation Week in Michigan

The Michigan House this week adopted a resolution introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder declaring the week of March 12-18 as Aviation Week throughout the state. Over 1.4 billion pounds of cargo is carried into the state by air each year to help support state businesses. General aviation contributes nearly $22 billion annually to Michigan’s…

House approves Rep. Tedder’s bill to update certification for new teachers

The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Jim Tedder’s bill to remove an unnecessary requirement as part of a professional teaching certificate to new teachers. Tedder stated the added reading disabilities requirement is not needed for new teachers as part of professional development and should instead be part of college curriculum. “We should make certain…