Rep. Tedder: Tax cut plan is ‘significant step’ for Michigan families

Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston said today that a tax relief package approved by the state Legislature is an “important and significant step” for Michigan families. As chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, Tedder was instrumental in securing overwhelming bipartisan support for the legislation that preserves and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and…

House committee approves Rep. Tedder bill to expand school zone speed limits

Legislation enforces school zone speed limits to overhead pedestrian walkways The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder to expand school zone speed limits to roads with an overhead crosswalk. Under current Michigan law, school zone speed limits cannot be enforced on highways where overhead pedestrian…

Rep. Tedder’s bill reducing paperwork for small businesses approved by Michigan House panel

A Michigan House committee today approved Rep. Jim Tedder’s legislation reducing paperwork for small businesses while saving money for local governments. Tedder’s bill eliminates the requirement that small businesses file a personal property tax exemption form every year. Instead, qualifying businesses would be allowed to file the necessary paperwork just once. “This reduction of paperwork…

Rep. Tedder testifies on bill to help teachers in the classroom

State Rep. Jim Tedder, of Clarkston, today spoke before the House Education Reform Committee on removing a reading disabilities course as a requirement for obtaining a professional teaching certificate. “There is no question that getting every kid reading at grade level remains a top priority,” Tedder said. “However, I find it ironic that we are…

Rep. Tedder hosts over 3,800 people in tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jim Tedder was joined by 3,883 residents from Clarkston and Independence Township on Wednesday night during his tele-town hall legislative update. “I always appreciate the opportunity to speak one-on-one with people in our communities,” Rep. Tedder said. “This is a great way for local residents to get information and ask questions.” Key topics…

Rep. Tedder hosts February office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of February. “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 following…

Rep. Tedder leads Michigan House in approving tax relief for seniors, families

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today led the Michigan House in approving legislation to give seniors and families well-deserved relief on their state income taxes. Tedder’s bill would provide a $100 income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older. The credit would be $200 for joint filers. Other legislation in the…

Rep. Tedder: Bills provide meaningful tax relief for seniors, families

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today introduced legislation to give seniors much-needed relief on their Michigan income taxes. Tedder’s bill would provide a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older. The credit would be $200 for joint filers. “As Michigan continues to experience budget surpluses, it’s an exciting…

Rep. Tedder announces FIRST Robotics grants to Clarkston schools

State Rep. Jim Tedder today announced a combined grant award of $18,300 to FIRST Robotics programs in the Clarkston Community School District from the Michigan Department of Education. The RUSH robotics team was awarded $2,500 with the Clarkston RoboWolves, Cyborg Wolves, Grease Wolves, Jaffke/Evans and Technadoes teams receiving $1,300 each. Clarkston Junior High School was…

Tedder bill to limit sanctions against student transfers

State Rep. Jim Tedder, of Clarkston, today testified before the House Education Reform Committee on his legislation to limit sanctions against students who transfer between school districts. The legislation is inspired by a current case involving Clarkston High School, where a student-athlete has been ruled ineligible to play basketball by the Michigan High School Athletic…