Rep. Calley, Michigan House approve funding for Barry County recreation projects

Rep. Julie Calley and the Michigan House this week approved funding for two Barry County recreation projects – helping extend the Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail and adding a shooting range to the Barry State Game Area. The projects are included in recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature,…

Rep. Calley supports plan to end governor’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. Julie Calley today supported a plan to rectify the governor’s fatal error that may have contributed to the COVID-related deaths of at least some of the nearly 2,000 nursing home residents who have died in Michigan. Calley, of Portland, said the mandate to put COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents…

Rep. Calley invites residents to outdoor local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to attend outdoor office hours in two communities on Monday, July 27. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following times and locations: • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Thompson Field, 601 Canal St. in Portland; and• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bob King Park Pavilion, 100…

Rep. Calley deeply concerned by governor’s veto of whistleblower protections

State Rep. Julie Calley today expressed deep disappointment in the governor’s decision to veto a plan designed to improve the accountability and integrity of state government. Calley, of Portland, said she strongly supports Senate Bill 686, which would have prohibited state agencies from punishing employees for communicating with legislators. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed the legislation…

Rep. Calley: Long-overdue car insurance rate relief has arrived for Michigan drivers

Rollout of state’s new insurance reforms a major milestone State Rep. Julie Calley said Michigan drivers will finally begin to see the benefits of the state’s car insurance reforms after the new law takes effect today. The new law guarantees lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging…

Rep. Calley: UIA’s lack of ingenuity during emergency has led to rampant inefficiencies

State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, today welcomed state Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray to a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, while calling into question the agency’s communication and strategy as Michigan residents remain without needed unemployment benefits. “If I was to relay the voices of people I’ve been…

Rep. Calley: New law allows communities to more efficiently count absentee ballots

Governor signs Calley’s plan to help clerks process influx of mail-in ballots State Rep. Julie Calley’s plan giving local communities a new option to streamline the processing of absentee ballots has been signed into law. Calley, of Portland, said city and township clerks throughout Michigan are expecting a significant increase in the number of absentee…

Rep. Calley calls to end governor’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policy

Reckless policy endangers lives of state’s most vulnerable residents State Rep. Julie Calley stood up on behalf of the many vulnerable people in Michigan nursing homes whose lives have been endangered because of a COVID-19 policy put in place by the governor. Calley, of Portland, helped sponsor a resolution approved by the Michigan House calling…

Rep. Calley announces outdoor local office hours to be held June 26

State Rep. Julie Calley has set in-person office hours on Friday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bob King Park Pavilion, 100 E. Woodlawn Ave. in Hastings. “As our state continues to reopen, I plan to resume my in-district office hours in a safe and sensible fashion,” Calley said. “We have…

Rep. Calley calls on governor to reopen unemployment offices for appointments

State Rep. Julie Calley today called on the governor to reopen regional unemployment offices for appointments to better serve Michigan residents who are out of work due to COVID-19. Calley, of Portland, said the Unemployment Insurance Agency continues to be a source of fury and frustration for tens of thousands of people who are still…