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…

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…