Rep. Tedder testifies in support of bill to honor Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall

House committee approves legislation to commemorate lawman State Rep. Jim Tedder today testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to name a portion of highway in Oakland County after fallen Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall. Highway M-15 from I-75 in Oakland County to the Genesee County border will…

Rep. Tedder wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jim Tedder wrapped up his annual March is Reading Month tour by reading to over 400 students in Clarkston and Independence Township. “Reading is a skill that is imperative in ensuring the success of our children,” Rep. Tedder said. “One of the most influential things we can do for our children is read…

Rep. Tedder announces April office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of April. “I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Tedder said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or who have questions related to state government are encouraged to…

Rep. Tedder welcomes Aviation Week in Michigan

The Michigan House this week adopted a resolution introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder declaring the week of March 12-18 as Aviation Week throughout the state. Over 1.4 billion pounds of cargo is carried into the state by air each year to help support state businesses. General aviation contributes nearly $22 billion annually to Michigan’s…

House approves Rep. Tedder’s bill to update certification for new teachers

The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Jim Tedder’s bill to remove an unnecessary requirement as part of a professional teaching certificate to new teachers. Tedder stated the added reading disabilities requirement is not needed for new teachers as part of professional development and should instead be part of college curriculum. “We should make certain…

Rep. Tedder says new Michigan law is overdue and ‘much-deserved victory’ for taxpayers

Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today said a new Michigan law saving individuals and families money on their state income taxes is a “much-deserved victory” for taxpayers. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to preserve and increase personal exemptions for taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes. As chair of the House Tax Policy Committee,…

Reps. Tedder and Reilly announce joint office hours

State Reps. Jim Tedder and John Reilly will host joint office hours in Clarkston and Orion Township during March. “I’m looking forward to addressing questions and concerns with Rep. Reilly at our joint office hours,” Rep. Tedder said. “Residents interested in discussing legislative matters or have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop…

Rep. Tedder: Michigan House approves more road repair money for Oakland County

Oakland County roads would benefit with additional money for road repairs this construction season through legislation approved this week by Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston and the Michigan House. The $175 million bill provides additional money for road preservation and construction across Michigan. “Everywhere I go, the poor condition of our roads is a complaint…

Rep. Tedder’s bill to help certification for new teachers approved by House committee

The House Education Reform Committee today approved state Rep. Jim Tedder’s bill to eliminate a burdensome requirement to new teachers seeking to obtain a professional teaching certificate. Tedder, of Clarkston, questions the necessity of completing an additional reading disabilities course for new teachers starting their career, especially as the coursework should be part of college…

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…