Rep. Tedder’s support for new Soo Lock reinforced following tour

State Rep. Jim Tedder spoke today on the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie following a recent trip hosted by fellow Michigan legislators. State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, of Traverse City, hosted the event on July 18, which included legislators and…

Michigan bills would protect rights of fantasy sports fans

State Reps. Aaron Miller and Jim Tedder today detailed their legislation to protect Michigan residents who play fantasy sports. The bills update state law to keep pace with evolving technology and maintain the legality of fantasy sports services such as FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo and others. The bills also provide consumer protections for the growing number…

Tedder bill improves end-of-life care for people of Michigan

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Jim Tedder requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to assemble a committee to advise on the development of a standardized Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) form was today approved with overwhelming support by the Michigan House of Representatives. A POST form is an advance care…

Rep. Tedder welcomes new brownfield redevelopment laws

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston said abandoned sites across Michigan will have better chances at redevelopment after a new law was signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Tedder, as chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, played a key role in the legislation’s advancement. He said the new law has the potential to benefit…

House approves Rep. Tedder bill to improve motorcycle safety

Bill educates drivers about motorcycle safety The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation by state Rep. Jim Tedder to create a fund to promote motorcycle safety awareness to the general public.  The bill increases the motorcycle original and renewal endorsement fees to create the Motorcycle Safety and Education Awareness Fund administered by the Secretary…

Rep. Tedder announces in-district office hours for May

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston will host two open office hours for residents in the month of May. Monday, May 15 at Great Lakes Family Restaurant, 5834 Highland Road in Waterford Township from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; and Friday, May 26 at Leo’s Coney, 6325 Sashabaw Road in the Village of Clarkston from 4…

Committee approves Rep. Tedder’s bill to address teacher shortage

Legislation from state Rep. Jim Tedder, which will address Michigan’s shortage of substitute teachers, was approved by the House Education Reform Committee today. “During committee testimony last week, it was revealed over 1,000 Michigan classrooms a day do not have substitute teachers – that’s completely unacceptable” said Tedder, of Clarkston. “If we have educated professionals…

Rep. Tedder: Brownfield redevelopment plan benefits Michigan

A Michigan House committee led by Rep. Jim Tedder today approved legislation to breathe new life into abandoned sites while boosting state finances. The legislation would prompt redevelopment of brownfield sites that otherwise would remain abandoned. Developers would be able to keep some of the income tax and sales tax revenue generated when new businesses…

Rep. Tedder speaks to committee on teacher shortage legislation

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston spoke to the House Education Reform Committee today in support of legislation to address Michigan’s shortage of substitute teachers. “Our students and local school districts need our help,” said Tedder. “Many classrooms face the possibility of not having qualified teachers, even in a substitute capacity for a few days,…

Rep Tedder Reads to Students for March is Reading Month

Rep. Tedder visits elementary schools to read to students

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston read to 10 elementary schools to celebrate March is Reading Month. Every year, schools across Michigan use this opportunity during the month of March to emphasize the importance of reading. State legislators are invited to elementary schools to visit classrooms and read to students. As a former schoolteacher, Rep….

Rep. Tedder supports educational choice for high school students

State Rep. Jim Tedder, of Clarkston, today voted in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices and help better connect with 21st Century jobs. “We have the opportunity to help our children be better prepared for life after graduation should it involve a college education,…

Rep. Tedder bill approved by committee to improve motorcycle safety

Bill educates drivers about motorcycle safety The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation by state Rep. Jim Tedder to create a fund to promote motorcycle safety awareness to the general public.  The bill increases the motorcycle original and renewal endorsement fees to create the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Fund administered by the Secretary of State….