'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

Hertel Nominated as Appropriations Vice-Chair

// on Thu, Nov 8 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Minority Leader Senator Jim Ananich (D–Flint) announced Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. “Budgets are a reflection of priorities, and the voters clearly said they are ready to take our state… Read More

Senate Dems to Gov. Snyder: Put Union Road Workers Back on the Job

// on Wed, Sep 26 2018 / Press release

Sen. Hertel Jr. introduces resolution to end involuntary layoffs LANSING, Mich. — Senate Democrats today called on Gov. Snyder to intervene in the road construction lockout across the state. Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced a resolution demanding that the governor continue to… Read More

Senator Hertel Legislation Honors Fallen State Trooper

// on Thu, Sep 6 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 6, 2018 — Legislation introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) to rename a portion of US Highway 127 as the “Trooper Craig Scott Memorial Highway” received a unanimous vote of support from the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee this morning. Read More

Senate Democrats on Republicans’ Repeal of Prevailing Wage

// on Wed, Jun 6 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., June 6, 2018 — Members of the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following statements today after Senate Republicans voted to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law: Democratic Floor Leader Morris Hood III (D–Detroit) “We are elected to serve the people and… Read More

Senate Democrats Condemn Republicans’ Budget of Missed Opportunities

// on Thu, May 3 2018 / Press release

Bills do little for state’s middle-class families, environment, education and roads LANSING, Mich., May 3, 2018 — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Michigan Senate Democrats, who offered several amendments to fix the budget, today condemned the Republicans’ proposed state spending as a… Read More

Senator Hertel, Jr. to Unveil Deputy Grant Whitaker Memorial Highway

// on Thu, Apr 26 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., April 26, 2018 — Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) will host a ceremony to unveil a traffic sign that renames a portion of Highway M-52 in Stockbridge Township as “Deputy Grant Whitaker Memorial Highway.” The ceremony will take place on Friday,… Read More

Senator Hertel, Jr. to Host Survivor & Ally Empowerment Day at the Capitol

// on Wed, Apr 25 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., April 25, 2018 — Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) will host a Survivor & Ally Empowerment Day with Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R–Lawton) on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The day of advocacy and empowerment… Read More

Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. on Gov. Snyder’s Insufficient School Safety Proposal

// on Tue, Apr 17 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., April 17, 2018 — Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) has issued the following statement in response to Gov. Snyder’s school safety proposal. The governor’s plan comes after Michigan had 83 school violence threats in just 30 days — the third-highest in… Read More

Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. on University Sexual Assault Reports

// on Fri, Apr 13 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., April 11, 2018 — Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) issued the following statement on his amendment requiring public universities to provide a written report of all Title IX complaints relating to cases of sexual misconduct to university presidents and board members:… Read More

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