Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. on Statewide Payment System Failure

// on Wed, Jan 31 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) issued the following statement about the failures and problems state employees experienced after the Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Applications (SIGMA) rollout, which was built by the same company responsible for botching the launch of… Read More


Sen. Hertel: Deputy Grant Whitaker Memorial Hwy. coming to Ingham County

// on Wed, Dec 6 2017 / Press release

Bill to name a section of M-52 after fallen deputy sheriff signed into law LANSING, Mich. — Late yesterday afternoon, Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) was honored to host the family of Ingham County Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker for a bill signing. Read More


Sen. Hertel invites local residents to “Food for Thought: What It Takes to Make Ends Meet” Town Hall

// on Thu, Nov 9 2017 / Press release

Community conversation will focus on building economic security for families, children LANSING, Mich. — In collaboration with the Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan League for Public Policy, Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday,… Read More


Sen. Hertel Honored with Philip A. Hart Award by Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame

// on Thu, Oct 19 2017 / Press release

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) was honored Wednesday evening with the Philip A. Hart Award by the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, for his work advancing women’s rights and bringing attention to campus sexual assault. Sen. Read More


Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. Reintroduces ‘Yes Means Yes’ Legislation

// on Tue, Oct 10 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing) announced revised legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses by educating young adults about sexual assault, dating violence, bystander invention techniques and affirmative consent. “College-aged women are four times more likely than… Read More


Sen. Hertel, Rep. Brinks Introduce Legislation to Add Breast Cancer to First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund

// on Mon, Oct 9 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Coinciding with the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Rep. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) have introduced legislation to include breast cancer as an eligible condition under the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund — a fund that… Read More


Senate Transportation Committee Approves Sen. Hertel’s Bill Honoring Fallen Deputy Grant Whitaker

// on Thu, Oct 5 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) that will rename a portion of State Highway M-52 as the “Deputy Grant Whitaker Memorial Highway,” in memory of Ingham County Deputy Sheriff Grant William… Read More


Senate Transportation Committee to Take Up Bill Honoring Fallen Deputy

// on Wed, Oct 4 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation Committee will meet to consider a bill introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing)that would memorialize Ingham County Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker. Senate Bill 509 would rename a portion of Highway M-52 in Stockbridge Township… Read More


Senate approves Sen. Hertel resolution declaring neo-Nazi groups as terrorists

// on Wed, Sep 6 2017 / Press release

Proposal denounces radical hate groups, declares them domestic terrorist organizations LANSING, Mich. — Today the Michigan Senate passed a resolution, introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), that denounces radical hate groups, including white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups, and declares them domestic terrorist… Read More


Sen. Hertel Introduces Legislation to Protect Children Riding School Buses

// on Tue, Sep 5 2017 / Press release

Lawmaker seeks to increase fines and penalties for motorists who disregard a school bus displaying flashing lights LANSING – State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 528, which will amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to further protect children who… Read More

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