Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation Designed to Limit Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

// on Tue, Mar 1 2016 / Press release

Bills to provide positive policy reforms for quality, inclusive education LANSING, Mich. — Senators Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) and Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) will soon introduce legislation designed to limit seclusion and restraint in schools. The bills would outline when seclusion and restraint may… Read More


Sen. Hertel speaks out against eliminating straight-ticket voting

// on Wed, Feb 17 2016 / Press release


Sen. Hertel proposes renaming stretch of US-127 in honor of fallen trooper

// on Tue, Feb 9 2016 / Press release

Bill would amend Michigan Memorial Highway Act, memorialize Trooper Craig Scott LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) today introduced Senate Bill 775, a bill that would allow for a portion of U.S. Highway 127 to be renamed the “Trooper… Read More


Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. on GOP Vote Against WIC Expansion to Help Flint Children

// on Thu, Feb 4 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Township) issued the following statement after Republicans voted down his amendment today, in which he requested $3.5M to expand Women, Infants and Children (WIC) access to children under age 10, to help those being affected by the… Read More


Lawmakers Issue Resolution to Eliminate Referendum Proofing

// on Tue, Dec 15 2015 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–Meridian Township) and State Representative Jim Townsend (D–Royal Oak) have introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution that would effectively ban the Legislature’s ability to make bills “referendum proof.” According to the Michigan… Read More


Sen. Hertel and Rep. Hoadley Issue Resolution to Memorialize Victims of Gun Violence

// on Thu, Dec 10 2015 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–Meridian Township) and State Representative Jon Hoadley (D–Kalamazoo) have introduced a resolution that would mark Dec. 9 through Dec. 16, 2015, as a week to remember those killed or injured by gun violence. The resolution highlights… Read More


VIDEO: Sen. Hertel Floor Speech on SB592

// on Wed, Dec 9 2015 / Press release


Fraudulent proposal signatures spark calls for investigation, reforms

// on Mon, Nov 9 2015 / Press release

Lawmaker wants rules protecting election integrity upheld in proposal drives LANSING, Mich. — Today State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–Meridian Twp.) highlighted Protecting Michigan Taxpayers’ (PMT) botched petition drive to repeal prevailing wage as a prime example of why voter protections are necessary. “Our… Read More


VIDEO: Senator Hertel Floor Speech on Road Funding

// on Tue, Nov 3 2015 / Press release

The hardest vote any of us take in this chamber should be a vote to raise taxes. Going to people who are already hurting and putting our hands out for money isn’t supposed to be easy. I was ready to make that vote with a… Read More


Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr., Rep. Tom Cochran Unveil ‘Yes Means Yes’ Legislation

// on Tue, Sep 15 2015 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–Meridian Twp.) and State Representative Tom Cochran (D–Mason) today announced new legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses by educating young adults about affirmative consent. “College-aged women are four times more likely than any… Read More

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