News From Rep. Chirkun

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...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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 December coffee hours on:

  • Friday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Tim Horton’s, 26807 Hoover Road (south of I-696) in Warren.
  • Monday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 26740 Gratiot (south of I-696) in Roseville.

Residents can also contact the representative...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING – Macomb County Democratic Representatives voted no today on House Bill 4822, which would mandate that students be retained in third grade if they do not read at a third-grade level. The legislators disagreed with the bill because of the mandatory retention without parental consent, and because the bill takes away local control and fails to provide enough resources to districts.

“Studies have shown that holding students back a grade doesn’t really help them...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“I am glad that the Michigan House of Representatives overwhelming passed a bill that would allow local units of government the flexibility to schedule a local millage election on the day of the Republican presidential primary, March 8, 2016. House Bill 4904 would clarify the intent of the original presidential primary election bill to allow locals to piggyback on an already scheduled election and save taxpayer funds in the process.” 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Derek Miller (D-Warren), John Chirkun (D-Roseville) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) today introduced three bills that would make voter registration automatic when a resident receives a driver’s license or a Michigan state identification card, if that person meets the necessary qualifications to vote in Michigan.

“Our plan would make voter registration simple and secure through an existing process through the Michigan Secretary of State (SOS),” said Miller. “Too many people don’t...