News From Rep. Hertel

Thursday, September 14, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) introduced House Bill 4975 today, which would require schools to adopt a policy on how to handle disclosures of sexual abuse from students.

“Children who have suffered sexual abuse have been through enough,” said Hertel. “We all have a responsibility to listen to young people and respond after they tell an adult what has happened to them. Schools should be helping their educators learn to do...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) announced today that his House Resolution supporting the reinstatement of a real-time water quality monitoring network between Lake Huron and Lake Erie and establishing similar networks across the state will be formally introduced and read in when the House meets for session on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The Huron-to-Erie network once protected drinking water quality for more than 4 million people living in Southeast Michigan.

“The Huron-to-Erie...

Friday, August 11, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats called today’s decision by the state of Michigan’s to refund nearly $21 million to people wrongly accused of unemployment insurance fraud in more than 44,000 cases between October 1, 2013, and August 7, 2015, a small step forward. The decision to issue refunds follows a concerted effort by House Democrats to call attention to the problem, including a plan unveiled in February to fully restore funds to families hurt by...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) responded to today’s Michigan Court of Appeals ruling against plaintiffs who had been falsely accused of unemployment fraud calling the decision wrong and unfair. The Court of Appeals chose to dismiss the class-action lawsuit against the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency citing that the complaint was filed outside the six-month statute of limitations. A previous ruling from the Michigan Court of Claims allowed the case to proceed...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats voted to support and amend the supplemental budget bill, House Bill 4329, rejecting the Senate’s $5 million loan and instead again approving a $3 million grant for Macomb County to deal with repairs because of the December 2016 sinkhole.

Yesterday, the state Senate changed the original $3 million grant approved by the House to a $5 million loan in spite of objections by Republican and Democratic Macomb legislators. The bill passed...

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