News From Rep. Chirkun

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...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Representatives  John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren), Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

LANSING – 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 January coffee hours on:

  • Monday, Jan. 25, 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 Roseville.
  • Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lori’s Cafe, 15188 E. 13
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Friday, December 18, 2015

WARREN — State Representatives John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) toured the Planned Parenthood Warren Health Center today. The legislators visited the clinic to learn about the wide variety of health care and family planning services the clinic provides to women and men. They met with health center manager Amanda Tabor, health center supervisor Sarah Pinch, a patient advocate and Planned Parenthood of Michigan officials. While touring...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

LANSING – With the conclusion of the firearm hunting season, State Representative John Chirkun (D-Roseville) introduced a bill recently that would make it more affordable for Michigan’s senior citizens to hunt. House Bill 5084 would provide seniors with a free base hunting license and cut the cost of deer hunting, wild turkey and fur harvester licenses by 80 percent of the base price. 

“This bill will encourage more people to hunt in the state of...