Sen. Hertel, Troopers Association Pay Tribute to Fallen Officer

// on Fri, Sep 20 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) joined the family of fallen State Trooper Craig A. Scott and members of the Michigan State Troopers Association to dedicate a portion of U.S. 127 to the officer, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop. “Today’s event… Read More


Sen. Hertel Introduces Bills for Suicide Prevention Education

// on Wed, Sep 18 2019 / Press release

Bills would update bullying laws and require suicide prevention education for school personnel LANSING – State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced legislation today aimed at preventing adolescent suicide and improving bullying laws. Senate Bill 532 would require school personnel to be trained in identifying the… Read More


Sen. Hertel, Rep. Hertel Introduce Legislation to Protect Children Riding School Buses

// on Thu, Aug 29 2019 / Press release

Lawmakers seek to increase fines and penalties for motorists who disregard a school bus displaying flashing lights LANSING – State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and State Representative Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) have introduced Senate Bill 472 and House Bill 4867 which will amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to further protect children who ride buses to school.  “The… Read More


Hertel introduces legislation to help children with heart defects

// on Fri, Jun 21 2019 / Article

The Senate Finance Committee today listened to testimony on bills introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) that would create a tax checkoff with money dedicated to increasing support, education, research and awareness of Michigan children born with pediatric congenital heart disorders. The legislation, known as… Read More


Hertel introduces legislation to help children with heart defects

// on Wed, Jun 19 2019 / Press release

LANSING – The Senate Finance Committee today listened to testimony on bills introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) that would create a tax checkoff with money dedicated to increasing support, education, research and awareness of Michigan children born with pediatric congenital heart disorders.  The legislation,… Read More


Bipartisan plan eases Medicaid work reporting requirements

// on Fri, Jun 14 2019 / Article

Top Senate officials are teaming up on a plan that would ease compliance reporting rules for Medicaid recipients who will be required to work at least 80 hours per month or risk losing health care coverage under a controversial new Michigan law. A bipartisan proposal… Read More


MSU graduate student union rallies for bigger paychecks

// on Mon, May 6 2019 / Article

Graduate assistants at Michigan State University have assembled makeshift campsites in front of the Hannah Administration Building as they continue to pressure university officials for more money. Unionized graduate teaching assistants instruct about two-thirds of the classes taught on MSU’s campus, [MSU Graduate Employees Union… Read More


Bipartisan Bills Hold Child Abusers Accountable

// on Thu, May 2 2019 / Press release

‘Wyatt’s Law’ would give parents access to critical information LANSING — Reps. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), and Sarah Lightner (R-Springport), along with Sens. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) and Dr. John Bizon (R-Battle Creek) have introduced a… Read More


Hertel: Want to prevent college rape? Teach high schoolers about consent.

// on Wed, May 1 2019 / Article

Legislation to beef up Michigan’s high school sex education curriculum is resurfacing in the Senate. And its sponsor, Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, said its passage will help curb sexual assault. “There is not a robust understanding of consent, and that needs to change. Read More


Hertel reintroduces affirmative consent education legislation

// on Tue, Apr 16 2019 / Press release

LANSING — As news surrounding alleged sexual assault incidents at Michigan State University continue to develop, Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) is reintroducing legislation, also known as ‘Yes Means Yes,’ to educate students about sexual assault, dating violence, bystander intervention techniques and affirmative… Read More

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