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Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Jan. 12

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Jan. 12. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Runestad said. “Connecting with community members and listening to their concerns is an important part of being a…

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Rep. Runestad announces grant opportunities for Oakland County Fair

Rep. Jim Runestad today announced two grant opportunities provided by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) for the improvement of fairground facilities and financial support for livestock expositions at the Oakland County Fair next summer. “These grants are a great opportunity to preserve and enhance such a cherished local tradition like the…

Rep. Runestad announces local skilled-training grant

Rep. Jim Runestad today announced a grant award of $7,835 to a local Milford business. A.B. Heller was awarded funds from the 2018 GoingPRO-Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for the development of a skilled-training program in their manufacturing company. “Michigan is suffering from a huge deficit in qualified, skilled trade workers and I am pleased…

Michigan House approves legislation creating ‘Foster Children’s Bill of Rights’

Runestad: Legislation empowers kids going through traumatic times Legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad as part of a bipartisan package offering Michigan foster children some much-needed stability was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives. The legislation creates the Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care Policy, which spells out the rights all…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Dec. 8

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Dec. 8. “I always value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “As a legislator, my primary focus is being accessible and accountable to…

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Rep. Runestad to host local coffee hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Nov. 10. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of community members is one of my top priorities…

Rep. Runestad recognizes local scholarship semifinalists

Rep. Jim Runestad today congratulated two local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, Jack Lewis from Milford High School and Matthew Person from Lakeland High School. “I’m honored to represent such talented and dedicated young individuals in my district,” Rep. Runestad said. “Jack and Matthew should be very proud of this impressive achievement. They definitely have bright…