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


Sen. Hertel Introduces Bill to Memorialize Fallen Deputy

// on Fri, Jul 14 2017 / Press release

Bill would rename a section of M-52 ‘Deputy Grant Whitaker Memorial Highway’ LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) has introduced a bill to rename a portion of State Highway M-52 in memory of Ingham County Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker, who… Read More


Democrats, Labor Leaders Push Trump on NAFTA

// on Fri, Jun 16 2017 / Press release

Trade agreement has failed Michigan workers, businesses LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Henry Yanez (D–Sterling Heights) and Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) have introduced resolutions that urge President Donald Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with stronger provisions on jobs and… Read More


Sen. Hertel and Rep. Singh Introduce Bills for Suicide Prevention Education

// on Thu, Jun 15 2017 / Press release

Bills would require suicide prevention education for teachers and age-appropriate information for students LANSING, Mich. – State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) and State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced bills today in both chambers of the Legislature to require that teachers are… Read More


Senator Hertel Introduces Legislation to Protect the Legality of Fantasy Sports in Michigan

// on Wed, Jun 14 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) has introduced a package of bills that will protect the millions of Michiganders who participate in fantasy sports games. These bills will clarify the legality of fantasy sports in Michigan and institute consumer protections to… Read More


Progressive Women’s Caucus Offers Bills Ensuring Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

// on Wed, Jun 14 2017 / Press release

Legislators target restrictive abortion laws LANSING —Several Democratic members of the House and Senate in conjunction with the Progressive Women’s Caucus today introduced a package of bills that would reinstate and protect a woman’s right to reproductive health care. The legislation — sponsored by… Read More


Sen. Hertel Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Stop Elected Officials from Increasing Their Own Pay without Voter Approval

// on Tue, May 30 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced a resolution to amend the state constitution and halt pay raises for elected officials until an election for that office has been held. Currently, lawmakers and elected officials could approve a pay raise… Read More


Rep. Moss, Sen. Hertel Propose Penalties for Deceptive Petitioning

// on Mon, May 22 2017 / Press release

Bill would prohibit petition circulators from misrepresenting contents LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced legislation today that would amend Michigan Election Law to prohibit a petition circulator from lying or misrepresenting the contents… Read More

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