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

// on Wed, Jan 18 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced his first bills of the new legislative session. Senate Bills 59 and 60 would provide a tax credit for families and incentivize our young people to stay here in Michigan after they graduate from… Read More


Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. Thanks First Responders For Their Hard Work

// on Tue, Dec 6 2016 / Press release


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

// on Thu, Oct 6 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and State Representative Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) have introduced legislation that would amend Public Act 515 of 2014 to include breast cancer as an eligible condition under the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund. Read More


New legislation would help parents receive educational support for children with special needs

// on Tue, Sep 20 2016 / Press release

LANSING — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Rep. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) introduced legislation that would create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) ombudsman within the Michigan Department of Education. “Parents shouldn’t have to fight tooth and nail when it comes to the… Read More


Sen. Hertel Jr. on Medical Marijuana Regulation Bills 

// on Thu, Sep 8 2016 / Press release

LANSING — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of legislation today creating a regulatory framework for medical marijuana: “I was proud to support medical marijuana legislation that will give local government more control over… Read More


Sen. Hertel Jr. on Senate Judiciary committee passing Senate Bill 1027, banning sex offenders from working in crisis centers

// on Wed, Jul 13 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 1027, introduced by Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing), which would ban registered sex offenders from working in organizations that directly serve survivors of sexual assault. The committee voted 4-0 in… Read More


New legislation would prevent sex offenders from serving children, survivors of sexual assault

// on Thu, Jun 9 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced Senate Bill 1027, which would ban registered sex offenders from working in organizations that directly serve survivors of sexual assault. Under current law, sex offenders can legally volunteer at crisis intervention and… Read More


Rep. Schor, Sen. Hertel Push Back Against Civil Servant Hits

// on Thu, May 19 2016 / Press release

House Republicans introduce bills to gut civil service protections LANSING — State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and state Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Township) are criticizing a package of bills to lessen the protections of civil service employees. These bills, introduced… Read More


Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. Responds to Predicted Revenue Shortfall

// on Tue, May 17 2016 / Press release

LANSING — Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Township) issued the following statement in response to the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference’s revenue shortfall announcement: “For many years, Republican budgets have been built on a fantasy. We continue to over promise and under deliver for the… Read More


Sen. Hertel Introduces Legislation to Fund First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund

// on Thu, Mar 3 2016 / Press release

Bill would direct state money to help fire fighters pay for cancer treatments LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) has introduced Senate Bill 840, legislation that would direct $3 million to the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund. Although the… Read More

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