To The Point: Sen. Hertel Jr., Rep. Iden, no-fault


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — There are multiple priorities on the agenda for Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives.

No-fault auto insurance reform has been a big issue recently in  Lansing, but it has been difficult for legislators to come to a  consensus on the matter.

Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, is working on legislation aimed at cutting down sexual assaults on college campuses.

“Yes Means Yes is an incredibly important bill to me.You know we have  an epidemic of sexual assault on our college campuses,” he said. “You  know, when you send your daughter to school you should have to worry  about how much their books are or what their grades are going to be.  But, unfortunately we have to worry about their safety and the numbers  that have come out show that one in four women on our college campuses  are being sexually assaulted and I think it’s a cultural problem.”

Republican Rep. Brandt Iden is proposing a bill that would aim to keep first responders safe.

“This is what we’re seeing unfortunately across the country. These  first responders are really being targeted,” Iden said. “In some cases,  we heard stories in committee where individuals would set up perhaps a  detonating type device to detonate after the crowds has already left the  building knowing full well that the first responders are going to come  in with the intent to attack these people and do harm to them and I  believe the state of Michigan needs to show our first responders that  we’ve got your back.”

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