Rep. Calley’s resolution names January as Mentoring Month

State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland introduced a resolution on Thursday to name January as Mentoring Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives. “I am confident that all of us in this room had the advantage of a mentor,” Rep. Calley said addressing her colleagues on…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours on Jan. 22

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Jan. 22. Rep. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one on one meetings. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Middleville, 100…

Rep. Calley provides end of year legislative update

State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, reviewed the progress she and her colleagues have made this legislative term on issues that matter most to the people of Barry and Ionia counties. “I’ve listened to what people have to say. They want support for our local communities, they want our roads fixed, more career training opportunities…

Rep. Calley posts perfect voting record in 2017

State Rep. Julie Calley did not miss any votes during the 2017 legislative session. According to MichiganVotes.org, Calley cast all 511 record roll-call votes, joining 84 of her colleagues with perfect attendance this year. “The people I serve are hardworking and dedicated and my record should reflect that,” said Calley, of Portland. “I am pleased…

Rep. Calley announces Ionia County recreational grant recommendation

Plans made to expand River Valley Rail Trail   State Rep. Julie Calley today announced a recreational development in Ionia County has been recommended for funding by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. Calley, of Portland, said the $290,000 project will involve construction of 14.5 miles of non-motorized trail. Funding for the project is…

Rep. Calley supports bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Rep. Julie Calley recently voted for a bipartisan five-bill package to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan’s public schools. “This legislation gives more opportunity to Michigan children,” said Calley, of Portland. “Our local school districts will have more course flexibility, better access to experienced instructors, and be able to work closely with local business…

Rep. Calley office hours: A year in review

State Rep. Julie Calley hosted her last office hours of the year in two communities on Monday, Dec. 4. She met with residents at the Page Memorial Building in Lake Odessa and Barry County Courthouse in Hastings. During her first year in office, Rep. Calley has met with over 100 residents at office hours throughout…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours on Dec. 4

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on Monday, Dec. 4. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Afterward, if residents have individual concerns she will take one on one meetings. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Lake Odessa,…

Rep. Calley helps House pass UIA reform legislation

State Rep. Julie Calley joined her House colleagues this week in unanimously approving bipartisan legislation fixing the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The bill package addresses the failures of the UIA based on the findings of a workgroup consisting of legislators and other stakeholders. The legislative package addresses identity theft claims by creating a “watchdog” position…

Rep. Calley votes to end driver responsibility fees, forgive debt

Bipartisan legislation sets October 2018 elimination date   State Rep. Julie Calley today voted for bipartisan legislation to end regressive driver responsibility fees in October 2018 and forgive all outstanding debt. Calley, of Portland, said she voted for the eight-bill package because imposition of the punitive fees did nothing to improve driving skills, yet caused…

Rep. Calley supports bills to help drivers, improve safety on Michigan roads

State Rep. Julie Calley, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today voted to advance two bills that help clarify rules and address safety concerns for Michigan drivers. The first bill provides a 30-day grace period for displaying proof of registration on a license plate. Currently, if an individual orders their registration through…

Rep. Calley welcomes winners of summer reading contest to state Capitol

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed 14 students and their families to the Capitol to be junior representatives for a day and experience the life of a Michigan state representative. Local students entered the contest by reading books over the summer, filling out a bookmark with their name and the list of books that they read,…

Rep. Calley to host local office hours on Oct. 23

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to join her in two communities on Monday, Oct. 23. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one on one meetings. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Middleville, 100 East Main…