Senator Jim Runestad's Press Releases

Sen. Runestad’s bill to curb fraud, corruption in the judicial system signed into law

LANSING, Mich. —  Sen. Jim Runestad’s legislation to curb fraudulent process servers and restore integrity in the judicial system was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Witmer. “I’m very pleased — after seven years of working on this endeavor — to finally fix a huge hole in our legal system,” said Runestad, R-White Lake. “Fraudulent process servers have negatively impacted thousands of citizens in Michigan,

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Senate bills to maximize local road funding sent to governor

LANSING, Mich. — Bills sponsored by Sen. Michael D. MacDonald and Sen. Jim Runestad seeking to save local communities from increased road repair costs associated with the use of federal funding are on their way to the governor’s desk after being finalized by the state Senate on Tuesday. “Allowing local agencies to swap federal funds for state dollars — and avoid the burdensome requirements that come

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Runestad celebrates committee’s approval of bills to help students with dyslexia

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jim Runestad on Tuesday joined the Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness in unanimously endorsing a bipartisan package of bills he helped author to provide critical help for students with dyslexia, clearing the way for the legislation to be considered by the full Senate. “This help is long overdue as Michigan has had no statewide strategy to help students with

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Sen. Runestad highlights efforts to increase government transparency during Sunshine Week

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jim Runestad on Wednesday said he is drafting legislation to create an independent agency and ombudsman within the Legislative council to review Freedom of Information Act appeals at no cost to state residents. “It is fitting to announce the creation of this legislation during Sunshine Week, which is observed March 13 through 19 this year and continues to shine light on

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Runestad supports legislative push to pause gas tax, urges governor to sign historic tax relief bill

Joint hearing with Senate Finance and Transportation committees to review state gas taxes set for March 15 LANSING, Mich. — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jim Runestad on Wednesday voiced his support to send Gov. Gretchen Whitmer legislation that would suspend the state’s tax on gasoline and diesel fuels to provide Michigan drivers immediate financial relief, and called on her to sign the historic tax relief bill

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Runestad votes for resolution supporting trade with Taiwan

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad and the Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution to encourage the United States and Taiwan to further strengthen bilateral trade between the countries and continue their strong economic and trade partnership. “It was a great honor to welcome members of our local Taiwanese community to the state Capitol today and support this resolution of friendship with Taiwan,” said Runestad,

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