Senator Hertel on Massaron being named State Budget Director

// on Mon, Dec 21 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) has issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that she has appointed Dave Massaron, Chief Financial Officer of the City of Detroit, to serve as the new director of the State Budget Office: “David… Read More

Senator Hertel Recognizes Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins as Frontline Hero

// on Fri, Dec 4 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Cristo Rey Family Health Center Medical Director Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins was recognized by Sen.Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) as the community’s first Fightin’ 23rd Frontline Hero.“Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins was already a leader in our community, but once COVID-19 hit, her role became… Read More

Senator Hertel Seeks Nominations to Honor Frontline Heroes

// on Tue, Dec 1 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — As a show of support for community members working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) is asking individuals to nominate a frontline hero to be highlighted and thanked with a gift card to a local restaurant.“It’s… Read More

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

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

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

Hertel on Whitmer plan to fix roads

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she proposed bold action to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads:  “Michiganders deserve safe roads to drive on and a break from paying for car repairs, yet for years, hardworking taxpayers have been paying… Read More

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