In Point: Senator Curtis Hertel on 2022 Spending, Lansing Relations


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Sen. Curtis Hertel, D-East Lansing, believes that when it comes to spending billions of federal government dollars next year, the state needs to put politics in the spotlight. difference.

“At the end of the day, most people don’t care whether Republicans or Democrats win in Lansing, it’s not an interesting thing for them,” Hertel said.

He thinks the Michiganders care more about what directly affects them and their families than what happens as a whole.

“What matters is their own family. You know, if their child is having problems, is there a place to go and help them? Can they find the training for the next job they want? Can they put food on their table? Is their children’s school the best place it can be? This is what they really care about. Are their routes to work fixed? All these things. We have the money to solve all of these problems, ”Hertel said.

Additionally, he shares his take on the state of relations in Lansing after nearly two years of fighting over the COVID-19 response and new legislation that could be music to gamers ears on this episode. “To The Point” for the weekend of December 18.

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