Rep. Runestad honors 50th anniversary of Michigan’s district court system

House Resolution 367 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Michigan District Court system passed the Michigan House. The resolution was offered by Rep. Jim Runestad, members of the House Judiciary Committee and House members of the state bar. The resolution states, “In its first 50 years, the Michigan District Court system has proven to be…

Runestad plan helps families look out for loved ones in nursing homes

Measure would allow installation of resident-approved cameras   State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, introduced legislation Tuesday allowing residents to approve the installation of cameras in their private nursing home rooms. Under the legislation a facility could not refuse to allow a family and the resident this option. “Families are looking for more ways to…

Rep. Runestad calls for resignation of 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan

State Rep. Jim Runestad, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, today called for 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan to resign amidst a pattern of improper conduct, leading to ongoing investigations and a federal lawsuit. Brennan has been under investigation through the Judicial Tenure Commission in the wake of an affair with a Michigan State…

Runestad, state budgets prioritize roads and schools

State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, today joined his House colleagues to approve a final state and school aid budgets for the governor for fiscal year 2018-19. “This budget prioritizes spending to provide a $4 billion annual investment for roads and bridges, $100 million investment in skilled trades training, and an additional $120 to $240…

Rep. Runestad to host evening coffee hour in Milford

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake will host an evening coffee hour on Monday, July 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Public Library located at 330 Family Drive in Milford. “This evening coffee hour provides a great alternative for residents who want to participate in local office hours at a more…

Committee approves Rep. Runestad’s plan to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Measure gives law enforcement the resources to help vulnerable adults The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad to better protect senior citizens from abuse by giving law enforcement the resources to make accurate observations about incidents. “This plan protects senior citizens who are subjected to any…

Committee approves Rep. Runestad’s plan to end onsite traffic stop payment for out-of-state motorists

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad to eliminate the antiquated onsite traffic stop payments for out-of-state motorists. “This plan protects drivers’ assets and eliminates the requirement that nonresidents must pay in cash when stopped by law enforcement,” said Runestad, of White Lake. Currently, law enforcement…

Rep. Runestad welcomes Waterford cadet to Lansing

State Rep. Jim Runestad today welcomed Aurora Fitch of Waterford to the state Capitol. Fitch is cadet airman 1st class of the Oakland Composite Squadron of the Michigan Civil Air Patrol. Fitch participated in the Michigan Civil Air Patrol’s job-shadowing program to learn about how state government operates. She accompanied Rep. Runestad to committee hearings…

Rep. Runestad votes to protect Michigan’s children

Landmark bipartisan plan recently approved by state House State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, recently voted to strengthen Michigan’s response to criminal sexual conduct by penalizing sexual predators, helping survivors and protecting Michigan’s residents. “Although the moral and administrative failure at Michigan State affected hundreds of girls and young women, sexual misconduct goes beyond…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on June 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, June 8. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming…

Rep. Runestad testifies on plan to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Legislation gives law enforcement the resources to help vulnerable adults State Rep. Jim Runestad today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his legislation to better protect senior citizens from abuse by giving law enforcement the resources to make accurate observations about incidents and assist officers in their investigations. “Some…