News From Rep. Chirkun

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...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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 hours on:

Monday, Nov. 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lori’s Cafe, 15188 E. 13 Mile Road (corner of Hayes) in Warren.

Monday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.
Residents can also...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) issued the following statement: 

“I voted no on House Bill 5013 because my constituents need real rate relief on their auto insurance, and this bill won’t give it to them. This bill only offers lower costs if drivers agree to reduced coverage and a cap...