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

Bipartisan Bills Hold Child Abusers Accountable

// on Fri, Mar 17 2017 / Press release

“Wyatt’s Law” would give parents access to critical information  LANSING — State Reps. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), and Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township), alongside State Sens. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing), Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), and Tonya Schuitmaker… Read More

Senators Hopgood, Ananich, Hertel and Johnson introduce bills to expand child care programs, reduce costs

// on Thu, Mar 9 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) and Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), along with Senators Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Bert Johnson (D–Highland Park), introduced a five-bill legislative package, SB 229-233, that would improve and expand child care programs,… Read More

1,000 Days of Unsafe Water: Ananich and Hertel Continue Push for Stricter Lead Rules

// on Thu, Jan 19 2017 / Press release

Lowering lead action levels remains at top of agenda LANSING, Mich. — Today, on the 1,000th day since Flint residents started to receive untreated water, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) along with Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) have proposed… Read More

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