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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…
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Senator Jon Bumstead

Bumstead bills reform veteran property tax exemption, give local governments relief too

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation introduced by Sen. Jon Bumstead on Wednesday would reform Michigan’s property tax exemption for 100% disabled veterans by shifting the tax burden from local units of government to the state Department of Treasury. Senate Bills 783 and 784 would maintain the same level of tax relief for 100% disabled veterans but…
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Governor signs Barrett’s bipartisan bill to maintain tax relief for disabled veterans

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Tom Barrett’s legislation to allow some disabled veterans to continue deducting the amount of their student loans from their taxable income has been signed into law, according to a Wednesday announcement from the governor’s office. “Perhaps it is a Christmas miracle or maybe her heart grew three sizes today, I’m not…
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Senator Ruth Johnson

Johnson supports Miracle League accessible baseball field project in Mundy Township

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson said she fully supports funding for the first fully accessible baseball field in Genesee County. The field is one of 95 recreational development projects recommended by the Natural Resources Trust Fund board for 2022. “This project would allow the Miracle League of Greater Flint to provide accessible recreation opportunities…
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