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 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


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


Sen. Hertel, Reps. Lightner and Witwer to lead Capitol Caucus

// on Mon, Feb 11 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — The Capitol Caucus has selected Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) as Chair, and Reps. Angela Witwer (D–Delta Twp.) and Sarah Lightner (R–Springport) as Vice Chairs for its 2019-2020 leadership positions. “Mid-Michigan is a unique region, with diverse businesses, a major university, a strong agricultural industry, home of… 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


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

// on Tue, Feb 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — 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. “Education… 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


Senator Hertel Honored by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission

// on Tue, Jan 22 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — 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. The “Keeper of the Dream” Award is presented each year to an individual who… Read More

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