Rep. Calley invites residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities in August. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following dates: Friday, Aug. 23 at Revival Café and Market, 75 N. Bridge St., Saranac, individual meetings from 11 to 11:30 a.m. then a legislative update 11:30 a.m. to noon; and Monday, Aug….

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours in July

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, July 29 with a new format. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: ·  Portland City Hall, 259 Kent St. in Portland. Individual meetings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a legislative update from 11 to 11:30…

Landmark auto insurance overhaul the pathway forward for all Michigan drivers

By state Rep. Julie Calley of Portland In the last several years, many improvements have been made to enhance opportunities for Michiganders, but one glaring exception lingered.  Michigan drivers have been asking for car insurance reform for decades.  It’s consistently been the number one concern that I have heard about from community members. When I…

Calley plan brings transparency, clarity to Michigan’s campaign finance laws

The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to simplify and improve transparency in Michigan’s campaign finance laws. Calley, of Portland, said her legislation will help people understand the campaign finance process by eliminating inconsistencies and providing precise rules, especially regarding prizes and gifts associated with fundraising. “Our campaign finance regulations do not…

Rep. Calley: House budget plan repairs roads, improves schools without tax hike

Savings, efficiencies hold state government accountable State Rep. Julie Calley this week voted to support a House budget plan that includes record funding for road repairs and schools without a massive tax hike. “This spending plan addresses the most important issues facing families in Ionia and Barry counties without asking them for more money,” said…

Rep. Calley announces summer reading contest for area kids

State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, announced today she is teaming with several libraries in the district on a summer reading contest for children first through fifth grade in Barry and Ionia counties. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. Students or their parents should record the titles of…

Rep. Calley, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates

State Rep. Julie Calley today joined her colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours on June 3

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, June 3. 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 spearheads plan requiring financial transparency from elected officials

Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interest State Rep. Julie Calley today announced a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan. Calley, of Portland, said the plan will reveal potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative, executive and judicial branches to…

Rep. Calley votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to approve a landmark plan to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for drivers all across the state. Calley said the plan offers drivers personal injury coverage options, reins in medical costs and fights fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state…

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…