State Rep. David Martin of Davison gives a speech at the state Capitol Wednesday, urging support for his resolution standing up for the children and families of Flint who are affected by the Flint water crisis and pushing back against the exorbitant amount requested as attorney fees in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit brought by residents. Of the proposed $641.25 million settlement, attorneys have requested $202 million in legal fees, 31 percent of the total settlement amount. Martin is joined by fellow Genesee County representatives Cynthia Neeley, Tim Sneller and John Cherry. Reps. Mike Mueller and Ben Frederick also co-sponsored House Resolution 56, which was adopted by the House on Wednesday following Martin’s speech.
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.