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….

Rep. Tedder bill supported by motorcycle community

President of ABATE of Michigan speaks in support of legislation State Rep. Jim Tedder of Waterford Township was joined today by Vince Consiglio, President of ABATE of Michigan. Consiglio testified in support of Tedder’s bill to create a fund to promote motorcycle awareness to the general public. Tedder said he introduced the legislation to promote…

Rep. Tedder votes to expand state government transparency

State Rep. Jim Tedder today voted to extend transparency laws to include the legislative and executive branches of Michigan’s government. Tedder, of Clarkston, said the 11-bill legislative package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

Rep. Tedder receives Michigan Press Association transparency award

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston will receive the Peter Pettalia Memorial Sunshine Award from the Michigan Press Association. Rep. Tedder was chosen because of his support of open and transparent government, as well as journalism during his career. He is a co-sponsor for a bill package that removes Freedom of Information Act exemptions from…

Rep. Tedder hosts office hours at senior centers

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston will host two events at local senior centers. Monday, March 6 at the Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 17 at the Independence Township Senior Center, 6000 Clarkston Road in Clarkston from 3 to 4:30 p.m. “I am committed…

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…