Kesto bill cuts regulatory costs of immigration clerical assistants

Measure maintains legal protection against scammers State Rep. Klint Kesto today introduced a bill to remove unnecessary regulations on Michigan’s immigration clerical assistants, saving the state hundreds of thousands of dollars, while at the same time increasing the amount of civil damages imposed on those who attempt to swindle immigrants. House Bill 4528 reforms the…

Rep. Kesto hosts April 4 office hours

Lawmaker invites residents to informal meeting   State Rep. Klint Kesto will host office hours in Commerce Township on Thursday, April 4. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, invites residents to join him at the Coffee Time Café, 1001 Welch Road from 7 to 8 a.m. on April 4. “I always look forward to meeting with local residents…

Kesto bill aims to extend protection for families, children

Measure expands sex assault reporting requirements State Rep. Klint Kesto today introduced legislation that will help protect adults and children from sexual predators by expanding the mandatory reporting requirements. House Bill 4493 amends current law to include school employees and some clergy in the list of people who are required by law to report instances…

House approves Kesto bill to continue protecting motorists

The Michigan House today unanimously approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. Klint Kesto that better protects Michigan residents from drunken drivers. House Bill 4131, sponsored by Kesto, R-Commerce Township, maintains stiff sentencing guidelines for drivers who are stopped by law enforcement with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of 0.08. His bill, along with HB…

Kesto supports bill to help crack down on Bridge Card abuse, welfare fraud

A Michigan House committee recently approved legislation designed to reduce welfare abuse and fraud by requiring the state to use the U.S. Social Security Death Index database to determine if a Bridge Card recipient is deceased. If the state Department of Human Services determines a recipient is deceased at the time the death index match…

Kesto hosts cyber-safety seminar in Wixom

Presentation focuses on keeping families safe State Rep. Klint Kesto will sponsor a community seminar on Monday, March 18, providing parents and guardians helpful information to help keep children safe from predators and bullies on the Internet. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will host the seminar in conjunction with the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. The…

Kesto seeks local input on roads and bridges

Survey available until March 15 State Rep. Klint Kesto today announced he is seeking input from the residents of Commerce and West Bloomfield townships, Wolverine Lake and Wixom regarding the state’s road system and how to fix it. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, has created a survey that is available on his website until March 15.  He…

Kesto testifies on bills to crack down on drunken driving

Measures keep threshold at 0.08 BAC State Rep. Klint Kesto joined fellow lawmakers, public safety advocates and law enforcement officials in urging passage of legislation to maintain the current limits on drunken driving. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, testified before the House Criminal Justice Committee on his legislation, House Bill 4131 , and HB 4093, sponsored by…

Rep. Kesto happy with turnout for property tax forum

Lawmaker says property values on the rise About 60 people braved the snow and wind today to attend a property tax forum hosted by state Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township. The event was conducted at the Commerce Township Library. In addition to Kesto, speakers included Mark Avery, a property value assessment expert; Dave Hieber, manager…

Kesto named Michigan House assistant whip

Lawmaker eager to serve in leadership role State Rep. Klint Kesto today was selected as a House assistant whip for the 2013-14 legislative session. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will be responsible for coordinating communication with House Republicans on key issues being discussed by the Legislature. He was named to the post by state Rep. Pete Lund,…

House GOP unveils its priorities for 2013-14 session

Kesto looks for improvements in mental health care State Rep. Klint Kesto today participated in a Capitol news conference unveiling an action plan of policy goals and objectives for the current legislative session designed to encourage a healthy economy and improve quality of life in Michigan. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said he will focus on improving…