Senator Jim Runestad's Press Releases

Senate approves Runestad bill to curb fraud, corruption in the judicial system

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad to curb fraudulent process servers and restore integrity in the judicial system. “In April, three attorneys from an Oakland County law firm were arrested for fraud, including allegedly failing to carry out required processes for notifying defendants in debt collection lawsuits,” said Runestad, R-White Lake. “The judicial system, above any other

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7 senators join Runestad letter urging state’s school board association to break with national organization

LANSING, Mich. — Seven Republican state senators added their signatures to Sen. Jim Runestad’s letter urging the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) to withdraw its membership and affiliation from the National School Board Association (NSBA) following the organization’s push for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute parents as “domestic terrorists.” “Like you, we care very deeply about the future of our students,

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Runestad supports Senate resolution condemning Department of Justice

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad supported the adoption of Senate Resolution 86 on Tuesday, condemning the Oct. 4 memo from the U.S Department of Justice that directed the FBI to work with U.S. attorneys and local law enforcement agencies on strategies to investigate parents speaking up at school board meetings across the country. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo was issued following a Sept. 29

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Runestad resolution honors Diwali celebration

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad introduced a resolution on Tuesday to recognize the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Diwali. He was joined by members of the Indian Community from the 15th Senate District who visited the state Capitol for the special recognition. Senate Resolution 91 was adopted by a voice vote. “It was a great honor to welcome my friends from

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Runestad blasts governor’s veto of election integrity

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad on Friday criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of a package of bills that would have strengthened ID requirements for voting and made it easier for residents to get a free state ID card. “Gov. Whitmer continues to show her hand as one of the most partisan governors in Michigan history, choosing divisive political soundbites over her duty to implement commonsense

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Committee gives green light to Runestad bill that looks to reduce road repair costs for local communities

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday gave its approval to a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad to save local communities from increased road repair costs that are associated with the use of federal funding. Senate Bill 465 will now go to the full Senate for consideration. “I brought this plan to the Senate as a result of a meeting I had three years

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