LANSING—Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced new legislation today to crack down on companies that attempt to deceive citizens by selling them copies of public records at enormous profit margins. “Many companies that operate outside of Michigan solicit our citizens for purchasing copies… Read More
Prior to the Republican Senate’s approval of Senate Bills 1, 2 & 3, Senator Hertel explains his No Vote on the Senate floor, encouraging his colleagues to protect the wages of middle-class families in Michigan. Read More
Lawmakers seek update to Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act LANSING – Calling for a Michigan that is welcoming and fair to all of its citizens, members of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses today urged an update of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) that… Read More
Republican tax shift making life harder on Michigan middle class and working families LANSING – Today Michigan Democrats marked Tax Day by taking aim at policies that are making it harder for people in Michigan to get into or stay in the middle class. Democrats… Read More
Recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough underscore need for greater awareness LANSING – Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D – East Lansing) introduced legislation today that will require schools and state licensed daycares to post their immunization rates either online or in their building. Read More
Bipartisan package of bills focuses on addressing the barriers domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors often face LANSING, MICHIGAN – Today members of the House and Senate introduced a bipartisan plan to empower and support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as… Read More
Bills aim to make Michigan 38th state to recognize same-sex marriage LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator… Read More
LANSING – State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Lansing) have introduced legislation to repeal the dangerous “rape insurance” law, and to mandate that all health insurance companies that offer group and individual health care coverage must provide the option… Read More
A proposal to amend the state constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the school aid fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel… Read More
GRAND RAPIDS–Legislative Democrats called for support of bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last week that would give small businesses a tax credit when they hire an unemployed veteran. The Hire MI Heroes Act, sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) in the Senate and Rep. Charles Smiley… Read More
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