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

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

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

Senator partners with sheriff to increase mental health resources for inmates

// on Mon, Mar 25 2019 / Article

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

Sen. Hertel Introduces Tax Credit Bills to Help Reduce Child Care Costs, Student Loan Debt

// on Tue, Feb 5 2019 / Article

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 Hertel Honored by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission

// on Wed, Jan 23 2019 / Article

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. Hertel, Jr. sets clear agenda for Senate Democrats

// on Thu, Jan 10 2019 / Article

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

'Wyatt's Law' passes state Senate

// on Wed, Dec 19 2018 / Article

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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