Kesto votes to allow conservation experts to establish wolf hunt

Decision based on solid scientific data   State Rep. Klint Kesto today voted to enable the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to name new game animals and establish hunting seasons, which will lead to continuation of a wolf hunting season in Michigan. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said he voted in favor of the Scientific Fish and Wildlife…

Kesto resolution urges U.S. to lend support to Iraqi civilians

State Rep. Klint Kesto has introduced a House resolution urging both the president and U.S. Congress to intervene on behalf of minority groups in Iraq in need of protection from religious persecution. “Iraq has a rich religious heritage, but terrorist groups are currently threatening the religious freedoms of Christian, Chaldean and Assyrian minority groups,” said…

Rep. Kesto hosts town hall forum to address Michigan’s roads

Lawmaker joined by panel of transportation experts   State Rep. Klint Kesto will be joined by transportation experts as he hosts a town hall meeting to address the state’s road plan on Wednesday, July 30. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will meet with residents of the 39th House District at Commerce Township Library, located at 2869 N…

Kesto announces $2.5 million project for Green Lake Road

Lawmaker says sustainable funding plan still needed   State Rep. Klint Kesto today announced a $2.5 million rehabilitation project in Commerce Township to repair a section of Green Lake Road, adding that a long-term, sustainable road-funding strategy is still needed. The grant money was made possible by the Legislature, which allocated $115 million in existing…

Kesto announces $2.5 million project for Green Lake Road

Lawmaker says sustainable funding plan still needed   State Rep. Klint Kesto today announced a $2.5 million rehabilitation project in Commerce Township to repair a section of Green Lake Road, adding that a long-term, sustainable road-funding strategy is still needed. The grant money was made possible by the Legislature, which allocated $115 million in existing…

Rep. Kesto hosts June 20 town hall to discuss health care

Lawmaker invites residents to Richardson Center   State Rep. Klint Kesto will host an informal health care town hall on Friday, June 20 at the Ralph Richardson Community Senior Center in Commerce Township. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will be joined at the event by Nicoletta Righini, community affairs director at Detroit Medical Center’s Huron Valley Hospital….

Kesto bill targets gangs, will help make communities safer

Measure increases penalties for violent crimes   State Rep. Klint Kesto today introduced legislation to increase penalties for violent gang crimes, giving prosecutors the ability to put gang members behind bars for longer periods of time. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said House Bill 5683 is a part of the public safety agenda he has championed to…

Kesto applauds House for passage of responsible budget

Lawmaker: Plan pays down debt, builds for future   State Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, issued the following statement after the House voted to approve House Bill 5313, the state General Fund budget for fiscal year 2015: “The House today approved a responsible and balanced budget on a strong bipartisan vote, setting a solid spending…

Kesto: Residents have opportunity to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

No license necessary to cast a line June 7 and 8   State Rep. Klint Kesto today said residents may take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend on June 7 and 8. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources allows residents and out-of-state visitors to fish without a license during the weekend, giving…

Kesto honors Chaldean American communities with House resolution

State Rep. Klint Kesto welcomed members of the Chaldean American community from across the state with a House resolution declaring today, May 15, as Chaldean American Day. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, introduced House Resolution 355 to declare the special day throughout the state. He noted that Michigan’s Chaldean American population, Christians from northern Iraq, is the…

Senior health care is topic of Kesto’s legislative update Friday

State Rep. Klint Kesto will discuss senior health care and Medicare health insurance coverage on Friday, May 16, during a legislative update at the Ralph C. Richardson Community Center in Commerce Township. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will host the legislative update from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, located at 1485 Oakley Park Road….

Rep. Kesto applauds House passage of road funding plan

Lawmaker: Good first step to long-term solution State Rep. Klint Kesto today called House approval of a plan to fund road and bridge repairs a good first step toward a long-term, sustainable answer to improving Michigan’s transportation system. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, voted today to approve the legislative package that will dedicate $450 million this fiscal…