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


Senator Hertel introduces legislation to protect children riding school buses

// on Tue, Sep 8 2015 / Press release

Lawmaker seeks to increase fines, penalties for motorists who disregard flashing lights LANSING, Michigan – State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.) will introduce legislation Wednesday that will amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to further protect children who ride a school bus. “The safety… Read More


Mineral Rights Townhall Presentation

// on Thu, Jul 30 2015 / Press release

I was happy to co-host, with State Representative Tom Cochran, a town hall meeting in Mason on Tuesday, July 28th. The topic of this town hall was slant drilling and property owners mineral rights. We were joined by panelists from Michigan State University and the… Read More


Attorney General’s bad bet on marriage equality could cost the state an additional $2M

// on Mon, Jul 27 2015 / Press release

Michigan Senate Democrats suggest legislative oversight, payment from attorney general funds LANSING, Michigan, July 27, 2015 — Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) today called for Attorney General Bill Schuette to be fiscally responsible and pay the nearly $2 million in legal fees from the… Read More


Video: Calling for ELCRA reform

// on Tue, Jun 30 2015 / Press release

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to strike down state laws restricting gay marriage, Senator Hertel calls on his colleagues in the Senate to expand the protections in Michigan’s Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act. Read More


Michigan Senate Democrats Champion Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Marriage Equality Nationwide

// on Fri, Jun 26 2015 / Press release

LANSING—Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and members of the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following statements today in support of the United States Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states: Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint): “This… Read More


Legislation to Repeal Controversial Abortion Law Reintroduced

// on Fri, Jun 19 2015 / Press release

Bills would undo law requiring women to buy extra insurance LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Township) have introduced House Bill 4764 and Senate Bill 63, respectively, that would repeal a controversial law that forces… Read More


Video: Arguing against discrimination

// on Wed, Jun 10 2015 / Press release

Prior to the Republican Senate’s approval of House Bills 4188, 4189 & 4190, Senator Hertel explains his No Vote on the Senate floor, arguing against state-sponsored discrimination. Read More

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