Rep. Runestad hosts over 3,700 in tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jim Runestad was joined by thousands of residents from the 44th District during his live tele-town hall on Tuesday evening. “I appreciate people taking time out of their busy evening schedules to talk about the important issues facing Michigan,” Rep. Runestad said. “It’s vital to keep in touch with residents in southeast Michigan…

Rep. Runestad unveils plan to help protect seniors from abuse

State Rep. Jim Runestad today announced a plan to help better identify signs of abuse in senior citizens and other vulnerable adults. Runestad, of White Lake, said older residents who rely on others for care are particularly susceptible to physical and emotional abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, nearly…

Rep. Runestad reschedules April office hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake rescheduled his upcoming local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford from Friday, April 13 to Friday, April 20. Coffee hours will take place at the following times and locations: • 8 to 9 a.m. at Leo’s Coney Island, 6845 Highland Road in White Lake; • 10…

Rep. Runestad to host consumer education event on April 16

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event on Monday, April 16. This month’s presentation will feature information on how to avoid identity theft and what should be done in the event of a stolen identity. “This is a great opportunity to…

Rep. Runestad demands answers for car insurance rate increases

White Lake lawmaker wants more transparency from state organization State Rep. Jim Runestad, a member of the House Insurance Committee, today called for the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to share more information to justify a $22 per vehicle increase to Michigan resident’s automobile insurance for the year starting on July 1, 2018. The Michigan Catastrophic…

Rep. Runestad wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jim Runestad celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to over 900 students at four elementary schools in White Lake and Milford. March is Reading Month is an annual event designed to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Runestad visited classrooms at Lakewood, Kurtz, Oxbow and Johnson…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on April 13

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, April 13. “Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of…

Rep. Runestad calls for oversight in civil asset forfeiture process

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake testified today before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation bringing more oversight and transparency to Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture process. Civil asset forfeiture is the procedure by which law enforcement officers can seize property they believe was gained from or used during the commission of a…

Rep. Runestad recognizes local Girl Scout at state Capitol

State Rep. Jim Runestad welcomed Girl Scout leader Haley Whitmore of White Lake to the House floor on Wednesday. Whitmore successfully developed a suicide prevention program that reached over 9,000 students in the Huron Valley School District for her Girl Scouts community project. Rep. Runestad was joined by Whitmore’s family and Lakeland High School activities…

Runestad: Adults should have jobs or be in school to receive Medicaid

Legislation ensures Medicaid program stays in the black State Rep. Jim Runestad introduced legislation Wednesday that would initiate a work requirement program for eligible Medicaid recipients. Last month, President Trump announced the federal government would accept waivers from states to allow for Medicaid work requirements. Runestad’s bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on March 9

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, March 9. “I always value the opportunity to meet community members and discuss important issues,” Rep. Runestad said. “Residents interested in discussing legislative matters or have questions related to state government…

House approves Runestad bill cracking down on corrupt process servers

State Rep. Jim Runestad’s legislation creating more accountability for officials tasked with serving legal notices was approved today by the Michigan House. Runestad, of White Lake, said ensuring people are given proper notice of court proceedings is fundamental to their due process rights. “Our judicial system relies on process servers to do their jobs honestly…