Rep. Calley: Roughly 124,000 across Michigan still in need of unemployment benefits

Select committee holds second hearing discussing issues with state system State Rep. Julie Calley underscored the need for additional efforts to ensure people who have been without paychecks for several weeks are getting them, after seeing their livelihoods halted due to the governor’s executive orders limiting business in the face of COVID-19. “Legislators from across…

Rep. Calley working for accountability, transparency as UIA deals with backlog of claims

Legislator, bipartisan select committee meet with program’s director State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, this week joined her colleagues in asking pivotal questions for concerned out-of-work Michigan residents who have been unable to access unemployment benefits. In an effort to further transparency and accountability, the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic will focus on…

Rep. Calley appointed to serve on COVID-19 emergency oversight committee

Representative pleased governor listened to legislators, loosened stay-home order State Rep. Julie Calley today was named to a bipartisan oversight committee to review and assess the state’s actions during the coronavirus outbreak. Calley, of Portland, will serve on the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. In total, the bipartisan committee will include five legislators…

Rep. Calley supports measure to extend state of emergency until May 1

Michiganders deserve greater transparency in the crisis State Rep. Julie Calley today joined her colleagues in extending Michigan’s state of emergency designation related to the coronavirus pandemic until May 1. Calley, of Portland, said she favored the plan over the 70-day extension proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which would have extended her emergency powers into…

Rep. Calley hosts coronavirus tele-town hall on March 26

State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, hosted a tele-town hall regarding the national coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19. Joining her on the call was Anne Klein Barna, the Planning, Promotion, and Evaluations Manager of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, and Ken Bowen, the Health Officer/Director of Environmental Health of the Ionia County Health Department. During…

Rep. Calley: SOS Benson overstepped by mailing absentee ballot applications

House Elections chair has concerns with SOS acting without authority State Rep. Julie Calley today said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office overstepped when it reportedly mailed absentee ballot applications to registered voters throughout the state earlier this week – especially considering Benson had previously issued guidance giving school districts and communities until today to…

Rep. Calley to host coronavirus update during tele-town hall

State Rep. Julie Calley will host a live tele-town hall update on Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. on the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan and what steps are being taken to combat the virus. Joining her on the call will be Anne Klein Barna, the Planning, Promotion, and Evaluations Manager of the Barry-Eaton District Health…

Rep. Calley urges residents to heed governor’s stay-at-home order

State Rep. Julie Calley urged residents to follow the stay-at-home order issued today by the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. Calley, of Portland, said the order directs residents to stay in their homes unless they’re working a job in a critical service industry, engaging in outdoor activities, or performing tasks…

Rep. Calley votes to provide $125M more for Michigan’s coronavirus response

Rep. Julie Calley tonight voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan adding another $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to coronavirus. The measure brings the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week. The plan will provide $50…

Rep. Calley votes to approve key funding for Portland disaster relief

Plan also restores funding to vital programs for Michigan families Rep. Julie Calley this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to provide disaster relief funding for the city of Portland, invest in workforce training programs and restore support for programs that help some of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Calley said the supplemental…