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…

Local first responders join Rep. Tedder at Sept. 11 Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder, of Clarkston, hosted Waterford Police Sgt. Mike Harris and Patrol Officer Scott Ritter as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in 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…

Rep. Tedder bill to improve motorcycle safety signed by Gov. Snyder

Bill educates drivers about motorcycle safety Legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Tedder to create a fund to promote motorcycle safety awareness in Michigan has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The revenue from the endorsement fees will create the Motorcycle Safety and Education Awareness Fund to Michigan automobile drivers. “This bill will…

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…