Rep. Martin talks about House approval Thursday of his House Resolution 90, declaring May 2021 as Veteran Suicide Awareness Month in Michigan. Michigan veterans had a suicide rate of 33.8 per 100,000 in 2018, well above the overall state suicide rate of 18.8, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Among veterans age 18 to 34, the rate was 65.1 per 100,000; with rates at 40.9 per 100,000 for those age 35 to 54.
State Rep. David Martin of Davison (back row, third from right) and other House legislators stand on the state Capitol steps on Thursday, May 13 in support of Michigan workers whose jobs are supported by Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this week attempted to revoke the pipeline’s easement through the Straits of Mackinac, putting good Michigan jobs — including many skilled trades jobs — at risk.
State Rep. David Martin and the Michigan House this week approved a measure to help make sure Michigan high school graduates have an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their friends, families and teachers this year.