Legislators Announce Bills to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors

// on Wed, Oct 23 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) and Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt), along with members of the state’s Progressive Women’s Caucus, today announced legislation that would help support domestic violence survivors as they try to flee abusive relationships and rebuild their lives.  “Michigan can be a… Read More

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 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 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 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

Senator Hertel Partners with Sheriff Wriggelsworth to Combat State’s Mental Health Crisis

// on Thu, Mar 21 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth are working together to address Michigan’s ongoing need for increased mental health resources. Wriggelsworth testified before the Senate Appropriations Community Health/Human Services Subcommittee Thursday to highlight the impact the lack of resources has… Read More

Hertel Praises Whitmer’s Investment in Local Government

// on Tue, Mar 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget, which includes a 3 percent increase on revenue sharing for local communities. “Creating a healthy, thriving Michigan starts with funding local municipalities. I’m happy… Read More

Sen. Hertel on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – State 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 spoke about fixing the state’s crumbling infrastructure. “For too long, Michigan has thrown pennies at our potholes and… Read More

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