News From Rep. Chirkun

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...

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...