Rep. Calley: ‘Raise the Age’ reforms approved by House committee

The House Judiciary Committee recently approved state Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Calley, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of her colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults. She said eliminating…

Calley spends March reading to local students

Lawmaker shared love for reading with children State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland spent the month of March visiting several local elementary schools as students throughout Michigan observed March is Reading Month. While visiting with the classrooms, Calley talked to the students about the importance of reading. She hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to…

Rep. Calley invites residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in four communities in April. 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 on the following dates: Friday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to noon at…

Rep. Calley: People deserve transparency from state government

State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Calley, of Portland, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Right now, Michigan is dead last compared to other states on transparency,” Calley said. “Removing these exemptions is the first step we…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours in March

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on March 26. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one if they have individual concerns at the following locations: The Village of Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building, 839 Fourth Ave. in Lake…

Rep. Calley hosts local photo contest

State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland announced today she will host her second photography contest for constituents in Barry and Ionia counties. The theme for the photo contest is the four seasons. There will be one winner chosen for each season. The winning photos will be displayed in Rep. Calley’s Lansing office and the photographers…

Rep. Calley, House leadership unveil priorities for 2019-20

Calley points to car insurance, road repairs as top priorities State Rep. Julie Calley recently announced priorities for the 2019-20 legislative term, including efforts to reduce car insurance rates, continue infrastructure improvements, improve opportunities for students and increase government transparency. Calley, of Portland, joined House Republican colleagues to unveil an action plan called “Leading the…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours on Feb. 25

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Feb. 25. Rep. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. 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 Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building,…

Rep. Calley to chair House Elections and Ethics Committee

State Rep. Julie Calley today was appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee. Calley, of Portland, previously served as vice chair of the committee, which is responsible for considering legislation pertaining to elections and campaign finance laws. “The integrity and security of our elections continue to…

Rep. Calley: New Michigan law helps troubled kids address mental health needs

Plan establishes juvenile mental health courts State Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to create specialized juvenile mental health courts in Michigan has been signed into law. Calley, of Portland, said Michigan’s current mental health courts successfully help struggling adults overcome their challenges through court-based treatment programs, reducing recidivism across the state. Her plan expands the opportunity…

Rep. Calley’s plan to help troubled Michigan youth approved by House

Legislation establishes juvenile mental health courts State Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to create specialized juvenile mental health courts in Michigan was approved unanimously today in the state House. Calley, of Portland, said Michigan’s current mental health courts successfully help struggling adults overcome their challenges through court-based treatment programs, reducing recidivism across the state. “Treatment courts…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her local office hours in two communities on Monday, Nov. 26. 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: Nashville Village Offices, 203…

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

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed four 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 backs plan to support job creators in rural communities

Measure boosting job creation in small towns passes House A plan co-sponsored by state Rep. Julie Calley to help small businesses invest in rural areas was approved last week by the Michigan House with bipartisan support. Calley, of Portland, said the Rural Jobs Act aims to give small job creators in counties with populations of…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours Oct. 22

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on Oct. 22. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one-on-one if they have individual concerns at the following locations and times: Campbell Township Hall, 331 S. Main St. in Clarksville, from 10 to 11…