Rep. Kesto votes for more road repair funding

Legislation will add $175 million for immediate, upcoming projects in Michigan   Roads in Wixom and Wolverine Lake will join Oakland County in benefiting from legislation approved today by Rep. Klint Kesto and the state House. In addition to state projects, the $175 million bill includes money for county, city and village roads throughout Michigan…

MSU responds to House inquiry, shares reports related to complaints against Nassar

The Michigan House of Representatives today received documents and communications totaling more than 1,300 pages from Michigan State University.   The information was in response to the official request made in a Jan. 25 letter from state Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata, who are leading the House’s inquiry into complaints filed to MSU in…

Rep. Kesto: We must give crime victims a voice

Nassar, Muskegon County cases show importance of victim impact statements State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today voted for legislation to require anyone convicted of a crime to hear the victim or their family give impact statements during a sentencing hearing. The committee heard testimony on the bill during…

House bills to improve crime reporting for victims

Nassar case results in legislation to eliminate barriers for reporting sexual offenses A three-bill package has been introduced to better protect victims of criminal sexual conduct-based offenses in response to the recent Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University. State Reps. Klint Kesto, Kim LaSata and Brandt Iden are sponsors of the legislation. “After the…

Rep. Kesto bills to expand protections to first responders approved in state House

State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, had a pair of his bills approved Wednesday to improve protection to police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and corrections officials. “The individuals who respond when needed, who protect us, are under attack on a daily basis in this country. We need to…

Reps. Kesto, LaSata launch inquiry into MSU

State Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata today sent a letter to Michigan State University seeking information related to the school’s inquiries into sexual assault allegations against former MSU physician Larry Nassar. The letter requested all information be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2018. “Nassar’s victims continued to come forward in open court…

Rep. Kesto announces House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force report

State Rep. Klint Kesto, co-chair of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force, today announced the panel’s findings to serve as a guide to improve specialized veteran, substance abuse and mental health services in Oakland County and across Michigan. Kesto, who also chairs the House Law and Justice Committee, said the recommendations will improve care in Michigan’s…

Rep. Kesto bill will prevent state funds for legal settlements

State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, is drafting legislation to ban Michigan’s colleges and universities from using state funding to settle any legal claims related to sexual misconduct. The legislation is in response to the growing scandal involving a former Michigan State University physician who pleaded guilty to sexually…

Rep. Kesto supports legislation against cyberbullying

State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, hosted a hearing today to consider two bills outlawing the act of cyberbullying. “As a father, I believe this kind of behavior has to stop,” said Kesto, of Commerce Township. “Michigan has no law on the books specifically addressing cyberbullying, but this is…

Rep. Kesto bill ensuring safe roads signed by governor

Legislation sponsored by state Rep Klint Kesto was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday, continuing a trend that has made roads safer for Michigan drivers. The legislation maintains the current blood alcohol concentration (BAC) standard at 0.08 through 2021. The decision also ensures the state meets federal guidelines for BAC, allowing the state…

Legislators meet church leaders; declare October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day

The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan resolution offered by state Reps. Jim Runestad and Klint Kesto declaring October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day in the state of Michigan on Wednesday. The resolution was prepared in coordination with the American Middle East Christian Congress which hosted a luncheon and presentation for members of…