Reps. Kesto, Heise host DWSD town hall in Wixom on April 3

Lawmakers to discuss options in light of Detroit bankruptcy State Rep. Klint Kesto, joined by state Rep. Kurt Heise, will discuss water and sewer rates from the Detroit Water and Sewer Department (DWSD) and the potential for a regional water authority. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, and Heise, R-Plymouth, will meet with residents on Thursday, April 3…

Kesto: Schools, communities won’t lose funding with personal property tax vote

Legislation guarantees essential funding The Michigan House today approved a package of 10 bills phasing out the Michigan personal property tax while preserving full reimbursement to local communities and schools. The House passed the Senate Bills 821-830 on a strong bipartisan vote to update a 2012 law that phases out the personal property tax. State…

Kesto: Scrap metal reform bill will deter rampant theft

Lawmaker led work group that crafted compromise The Michigan House today approved a scrap metal reform bill that state Rep. Klint Kesto said will make sellers and buyers accountable and should put a huge dent in theft. The House voted 98-12 to approve the compromise measure, which was hammered out in a work group headed…

House panel OKs Kesto bill giving skilled parolees second chance

Bills link reformed convicts to job creators The House Commerce Committee today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Klint Kesto that will help reduce the high unemployment rate among Michigan prison parolees by issuing certificates of employability to highly skilled ex-convicts. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, is author of House Bill 5216, which allows the Department of…

House approves Kesto resolution for EB-5 immigration center

Lawmaker says investor-immigrants boost economy The Michigan House today approved House Resolution 315, authored by state Rep. Klint Kesto, urging the president and Congress to approve Michigan’s application to become a state-sponsored regional center for EB-5 investor-immigrant visas. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said Michigan’s comeback can be enhanced with the establishment of Michigan as an EB-5…

Kesto, Calley host business roundtable in Oakland County

Event aims to grow economy, spur job creation State Rep. Klint Kesto was joined by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today in hosting a business roundtable in Wixom to discuss how to boost economic growth and spur job creation. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, hosted the Reinventing Performance in Michigan event at NLB Corp. in Wixom. As a…

Rep. Kesto hosts cyber-safety presentation in Wixom

Seminar focuses on avoiding online scams State Rep. Klint Kesto will sponsor a community seminar on Monday, March 3, providing residents with helpful information to help avoid online scams. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will host the seminar in conjunction with the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. The presentation takes place at the Wixom Community Center,…

Kesto town hall focuses on how to appeal property taxes

State Rep. Klint Kesto today announced a property tax workshop for residents needing assistance with appealing their property tax assessment. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said the workshop will take place Monday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Commerce Township Public Library, 2869 N. Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township. “This workshop is designed to…

Rep. Kesto hosts presentation on prescription safety at senior center

State Rep. Klint Kesto invites residents to attend a presentation on prescription safety on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Ralph Richardson Community Senior Center in Commerce Township. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will be joined by Paul Shallal of CET Pharmacy, who will offer blood sugar and blood pressure screenings for those in attendance. “It’s very important…

House approves Kesto bill to boost transparency in elections

Measure calls for felony disclosures The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto requiring candidates for public office to list any felonies for which they have been convicted in the past 10 years. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said House Bill 4825 is necessary because voters deserve to know the character of…

House OKs Kesto bill to increase reporting of child abuse at schools

Measure now goes to Senate for consideration The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto expanding the list of school employees required to report suspected child abuse. House Bill 4493 increases the list of “mandatory reporters” to include coaches, janitorial staff and food service providers. These employees will be…

Kesto urges residents to go outside and play during free fishing weekend

Natural resources abound in Oakland County State Rep. Klint Kesto today encouraged families to take advantage of the magnificent natural resources in Oakland County during free fishing weekend Feb. 15 and 16. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state…