News From Rep. Chirkun

Monday, February 5, 2018

ROSEVILLE — State Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation at his upcoming coffee hours.  Chirkun will hold his next coffee hour on:

  • Monday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.

Residents can also contact him at (517) 373-0854 or send an email to JohnChirkun@house.mi.gov with any questions or concerns. Chirkun also encourages residents to...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

LANSING — Today, construction and skilled trade workers from across Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol in opposition to efforts to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws. In response, state Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) issued the following statement after speaking at the rally:

“When we put in a hard day’s work, we expect to make an honest wage. That’s what our constructions and skilled trade workers expect, and that’s what they receive because...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LANSING — Senate and House Democrats representing Warren spoke out today against Republican sponsored bills that would strip benefits -- including healthcare -- from retired police and firefighters across the state.  In addition, the legislation threatens to send more emergency managers into communities to fund necessary services after years of revenue sharing cuts to local governments. Both the Republican-led House and Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committees heard testimony on the package today and passed them to...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Representative John Chirkun (D-Roseville) issued the following response:

“As a former sergeant in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, I know what police, firefighters and emergency responders face every time they go out on a call. We owe it to them to see that they have good health care...

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