Senate Democrats: ‘Petition gatherers should not be lying to the public’

// on Fri, Oct 23 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Democrats today responded to the prevalent reports of petition circulators using shady tactics to promote their cause by introducing a package of bills to ensure voters are not deceived into signing onto ballot proposals they otherwise would not support.“Ballot proposals are… Read More

Senate District 23 Dropbox Locations

// on Thu, Oct 22 2020 / Newsletter

November 3, 2020 General Election Dropbox Locations in Ingham County All listed locations are open 24/7 Please place ballots only for that jurisdiction in dropbox! Failure to place ballot in correct jurisdiction dropbox may result in ballot not being counted.  Jurisdiction Location Name Address Alaiedon… Read More

Senator Hertel Issues Statement on Passage of State Budget

// on Wed, Sep 23 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing), minority vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget: “This budget agreement is the result of a genuine partnership between the Legislature and Governor… Read More

Senator Hertel Issues Statement on CREC Findings for Michigan Economy

// on Mon, Aug 24 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing), minority vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has issued the following statement regarding today’s special Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) findings and Michigan’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic:  “We have seen the impacts of COVID-19 in every aspect of our lives over the past… Read More

State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr., Voter Education Newsletter

// on Tue, Aug 4 2020 / Newsletter

MICHIGAN ELECTION GUIDE This year, an incredibly important election will take place and I want you to have the information you need to be prepared. We don’t know what the future holds or how this election will look as we continue to navigate our way… Read More

Democrats Introduce Bills to Pause Standardized Testing

// on Wed, Jul 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Rosemary Bayer (D-Bloomfield Hills),Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo), and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) today introduced a bill package to pause most standardized tests for the 2020-2021 school year.  Identical bills are expected to be introduced in the House by Democratic Representatives. “Our… Read More

Sen. Hertel Introduces COVID-19 Workers Comp Legislation for First Responders

// on Wed, Apr 29 2020 / Press release

Bill would codify emergency rules presuming workplace exposure to COVID-19 LANSING, Mich.— State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced legislation today to expand workers compensation benefits for first responders who contract COVID-19. Senate Bill 906 would shift the burden of proof for eligibility by creating a… Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

// on Mon, Mar 23 2020 / Press release

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and… Read More

School Lunch and Food Sites in the 23rd District:

// on Mon, Mar 16 2020 / Newsletter

Mason MASON MIDDLE SCHOOL 235 Temple Street Mason, MI 48854 4pm – 6pm North Parking Lot student drop off door.Sycamore Village 900 W. Columbia Rd Mason, MI 48854 4pm – 6pm Club House Look for the School BusMASON MANOR 2179 Hull Rd Mason, MI… Read More


// on Tue, Feb 4 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Friend,As your state senator for the last five years, it’s been my mission to work as hard as you do. Every day, it is my duty to represent you and ensure Michigan is a great place to live, work and raise a family —… Read More

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