Rep. Tedder: Fight for meaningful income tax relief will continue

Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today said that the fight to provide meaningful income tax relief and keep a promise to Michigan families will continue. “I would like to thank the 51 House colleagues who joined me in showing support for Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers,” said Tedder, chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, after a…

Committee chaired by Rep. Tedder approves income tax rollback

A Michigan House committee led by Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today approved a proposal that would give significant income tax relief to Michigan workers. The plan would lower the state’s personal income tax rate from the current 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent in 2018, resulting in a savings of almost $1 billion a year…

Rep. Tedder wants to hear from locals

State Rep. Jim Tedder, of Clarkston, today announced that he will host office hours locally to hear thoughts, ideas and concerns from the people of the community. “I represent your interests at the Capitol,” said Tedder. “I’m able to do my job best when I hear from you directly.” The legislator says office hours will…

Rep. Tedder named chair of Tax Policy Committee

Legislator will also serve as vice chair of Health Policy Committee State Rep. Jim Tedder, of Clarkston, was today named chair of the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee by Speaker Tom Leonard. “It’s such an honor to be given the opportunity to serve the people of Michigan with this great responsibility,” Tedder said. “I look…

Rep. Tedder, Mayor Percival listen to governor’s State of the State

State Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston, attended the governor’s state of the state address today along with his guests, Mayor Steven Percival (left) and his wife Debbie Percival (center). ### Rep. Tedder represents part of Oakland County including part of Waterford Township, the city of Lake Angelus, the village of Clarkston city and Independence Township. His…

Rep. Tedder welcomes Pearl Harbor vet to the House floor

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston, greets Pearl Harbor survivor Don Bloomfield, 95, of Midland, on t he House floor. Bloomfield, who was a 20-year-old soldier on Oahu when the bombing occurred, was given a special tribute and introduced on the House floor before receiving a standing ovation. “I was at the Lion’s Thanksgiving…

Rep. Tedder bill to improve school transparency passes House

Legislation will unify schools in their reporting of disciplinary action A bill authored by Rep. Jim Tedder was today voted out of the House as part of a larger package to improve how mental health issues are reported on and dealt with in schools. House Bill 5415 requires school districts to collect and analyze data…

Rep. Tedder’s auto salvage bill passes the House

A bill introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder to clarify the protocol of salvaged car sales was unanimously voted out of the House. Current law allows an insurance company to direct a salvage pool to release a vehicle that is in their possession by submitting a “release statement”. A salvage auction company then goes through…

Rep. Tedder visits Clarkston High, teaches civics classes

State Rep. Jim Tedder made a stop at Clarkston High School to present civics classes with a lesson on civic duty and his role as a legislator. “As a former school teacher and administrator, I really enjoy returning to Clarkston-area schools to continue educating our kids,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston. “It’s important for students to…

Rep. Tedder introduces bill to reduce cost of in-school epinephrine

Lawmaker looks to reduce costs for public schools   State Rep. Jim Tedder today introduced two bills alongside Rep. Martin Howrylak to reduce the cost of epinephrine treatments in public schools. The plan allows for public schools to get a prescription for the drug epinephrine, which is used to treat anaphylactic shock in people experiencing…

Rep. Tedder speaks at rally in support of special education

LANSING – State Rep. Jim Tedder today spoke at a rally on the capitol steps in support of students who require special education support services. “As a former educator and school administrator I have always advocated to ensure that our special education students receive the highest quality care and education,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston, who…

Rep. Tedder attends law enforcement standards bill signing

State Rep. Jim Tedder attended the signing of a bill package on Tuesday to update the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Act. “The act is being updated in an effort to improve the relationship between the public and law enforcement,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston. “In light of the events taking place around the…