News From Rep. Chirkun

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING — State Representative John Chirkun (D-Roseville) today fought to use state funding to send Michigan State Troopers into certain Michigan communities for local police departments for their use instead. Chirkun’s amendment to the Michigan State Police budget to allow this was defeated by House Republicans.

“While sending state troopers to Muskegon Heights, Harper Woods, Inkster, Highland Park, Benton Harbor and Hamtramck is well-intentioned, I believe it would be a better use of our taxpayers’...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ROSEVILLE - State Representative 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:

  • Friday, April 22, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lori’s Café, 15188 E. 13 Mile Road in Warren.
  • Monday, May 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 26740 Gratiot in Roseville.

Residents can also contact the representative at (517) 373-0854 or...

Monday, March 7, 2016

            LANSING — State Representative John Chirkun (D-Roseville) invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation at his upcoming coffee hour. Chirkun’s special guest will be state Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores).

     Chirkun will hold his March coffee hour on:

  • Monday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe Recreation Authority Center, 18185 Sycamore St. (north of I-696, off of Gratiot) in
  • ...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

LANSING – State Representative John Chirkun (D-Roseville) introduced legislation today to make it easier to charge people who have committed vulnerable adult abuse. Chirkun’s bill, House Bill 5422, is a reintroduction of HB 4550, which was introduced by former state Representative Derek Miller.

“Elder abuse can take many forms, including the failure of a caregiver to provide basic needs or to protect an elder from harm,” said Chirkun. “While bruises from physical abuse may be...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LANSING – State Representative John Chirkun (D-Roseville) introduced legislation today to tighten Michigan’s fireworks law and allow local officials more say on when residents can use fireworks. Michigan’s 2011 fireworks law allows residents to buy bigger fireworks and shoot them off with almost no local regulations. Since then, many Michiganders have complained about the noise, danger and lack of any law enforcement to enforce the restrictions that do exist in the law.

“Like many of...

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