Rep. Runestad’s plan ensures investigation and accurate reporting of elder financial abuse

Michigan House approves measure to protect senior citizens The Michigan House today approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad to help protect senior citizens from financial exploitation and abuse. Runestad’s bill requires law enforcement to investigate for potential financial abuse when investigating neglected abuse cases involving the elderly. Runestad said elder abuse is…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Dec. 14

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. 14. “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…

Rep. Runestad’s civil asset forfeiture reform plan moves forward

State Rep. Jim Runestad’s plan to bring more oversight and transparency to Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture process was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. 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 crime….

Rep. Runestad: Local communities awarded water system protection grants

State Rep. Jim Runestad today announced the communities of Milford and White Lake Township have each been awarded grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to safeguard their public water supply systems. Milford has been awarded $5,500 and White Lake Township will receive $5,250 from the Source Water Protection Grant Program. Runestad, of White…

Legislators declare October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day

Resolution establishing American Middle East Christian Day in Michigan passes state House The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan resolution offered by state Reps. Jim Runestad, Martin Howrylak, Klint Kesto and 42 other House members declaring Oct. 18 as American Middle East Christian Day in Michigan. The resolution was prepared in coordination with the American…

House approves Rep. Runestad’s plan to end cash collection at traffic stops

Repeal of antiquated law supported by Michigan State Police The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad to eliminate the requirement that nonresidents must pay in cash if stopped and cited for traffic violations in Michigan. “An antiquated law was burdening law enforcement with taking cash at traffic stops but only…

State representatives call for impeachment of Judge Brennan

Reps. Theis, Vaupel, Runestad take first step in process State Reps. Lana Theis, Hank Vaupel and Jim Runestad today introduced a House resolution calling for the impeachment of Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan. If the resolution is approved by the House, an impeachment trial would occur in the Senate. If convicted, Brennan would…

Rep. Runestad honors fallen Detroit police officer during ceremony

State Rep. Jim Runestad today honored fallen Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in the Capitol. Runestad, of White Lake, read Shukur’s name as part of the Sept. 11 Memorial Service conducted annually in the House since 2011. The ceremony memorializes first responders and members of the military who have…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Aug. 10

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Aug. 10. “I always look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing the policy issues that are important to our community,” Rep. Runestad…

Rep. Runestad to host internet safety event on Aug. 29

State Rep. Jim Runestad is partnering with the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s office to host an internet safety presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The presentation, titled ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Online,’ will feature information on how parents can connect, learn and engage with children on internet safety tools. “I look forward to…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on July 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, July 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…