I was happy to co-host, with State Representative Tom Cochran, a town hall meeting in Mason on Tuesday, July 28th. The topic of this town hall was slant drilling and property owners mineral rights. We were joined by panelists from Michigan State University and the… Read More
Michigan Senate Democrats suggest legislative oversight, payment from attorney general funds LANSING, Michigan, July 27, 2015 — Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) today called for Attorney General Bill Schuette to be fiscally responsible and pay the nearly $2 million in legal fees from the… Read More
In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to strike down state laws restricting gay marriage, Senator Hertel calls on his colleagues in the Senate to expand the protections in Michigan’s Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act. Read More
LANSING—Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and members of the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following statements today in support of the United States Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states: Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint): “This… Read More
Bills would undo law requiring women to buy extra insurance LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Township) have introduced House Bill 4764 and Senate Bill 63, respectively, that would repeal a controversial law that forces… Read More
Prior to the Republican Senate’s approval of House Bills 4188, 4189 & 4190, Senator Hertel explains his No Vote on the Senate floor, arguing against state-sponsored discrimination. Read More
LANSING—Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced new legislation today to crack down on companies that attempt to deceive citizens by selling them copies of public records at enormous profit margins. “Many companies that operate outside of Michigan solicit our citizens for purchasing copies… Read More
Prior to the Republican Senate’s approval of Senate Bills 1, 2 & 3, Senator Hertel explains his No Vote on the Senate floor, encouraging his colleagues to protect the wages of middle-class families in Michigan. Read More
Lawmakers seek update to Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act LANSING – Calling for a Michigan that is welcoming and fair to all of its citizens, members of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses today urged an update of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) that… Read More
Republican tax shift making life harder on Michigan middle class and working families LANSING – Today Michigan Democrats marked Tax Day by taking aim at policies that are making it harder for people in Michigan to get into or stay in the middle class. Democrats… Read More
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