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
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
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
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, who serves as Minority Vice Chair of the subcommittee and Senate Appropriations committee, says increasing funding for mental health treatment and forensic center beds is one of his top budget priorities for the state. “This is a pervasive issue across the nation and Michigan… Read More
Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced his first bills of the new legislative session. Senate Bills 85 and 86 would provide tax credits for families and incentivize our young people to stay here in Michigan after they graduate from college, respectively. https://www.fox47news.com/news/local-news/sen-hertel-introduces-tax-credit-bills-to-help-reduce-child-care-costs-student-loan-debt… Read More
Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) was honored Monday with the “Keeper of the Dream” Award at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 34th Annual Holiday Luncheon. https://www.fox47news.com/news/local-news/senator-hertel-honored-by-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-commission… Read More
Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) took the oath of office today to serve the citizens of Michigan’s 23rd Senate District. https://www.fox47news.com/news/local-news/sen-hertel-jr-sets-clear-agenda-for-senate-democrats… Read More
The package, named for child-abuse victim Wyatt Rewoldt of St. Clair Shores, passed unanimously Thursday during the chamber’s year-end lame-duck session, according to state Sen. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing). https://www.macombdaily.com/news/local/wyatt-s-law-passes-state-senate/article_7ad43c8c-fa3f-11e8-b9af-e74878a00298.html… Read More
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