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…

Rep. Calley votes for measure to prohibit local food taxes

Lawmaker says levy would be extra burden on families   State Rep. Julie Calley today voted for legislation that will ban local governments from imposing taxes on the manufacture, distribution and sale of all food and beverages. Calley, of Portland, said she cosponsored the bill, which gained House approval today, because it proactively prevents municipalities…

Rep. Calley announces winners of summer reading contest

State Rep. Julie Calley will welcome the winning students on Oct. 16 to the Capitol to be a Rep. 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 bookmarks with their name and the list of books that they…

Rep. Calley welcomes State Fair Scholarship winners to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Calley greeted Bryant Janetzke of Saranac and Riley Leonard of Portland as her guests on the House floor. The students were awarded a scholarship at the Michigan State Fair, which celebrates the positive aspects of rural and urban agriculture, business and industry in Michigan.

Rep. Calley invites residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Sept. 25. 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: Village of Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building,…

Rep. Calley joined by first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, today hosted Barry County Central Dispatch Director Phyllis Fuller and Clarksville Fire Chief Robert “Bob” Cronk as her special guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. “I invited Director Fuller and Chief Cronk in order to highlight the extraordinary importance of…

Calley honors World War II veterans at state Capitol

State Rep. Julie Calley honored Roscoe Hires and Donald Eckman, two World War II veterans, at the state Capitol on Thursday. “As Americans, we have an obligation to revere and elevate those who have defended the freedoms we so often take for granted,” said Calley, of Portland. “These two veterans not only showed tremendous courage…

Rep. Calley congratulates two local organizations at Governor’s Service Awards

Two local organizations were recently honored with a Governor’s Service Award. The Ionia County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and IM Kids 3rd Meal won the Education Service Leader and Outstanding Volunteer Program, respectively. The Governor’s Service Award winners are selfless individuals and organizations that mentor and tutor children, serve the hungry and homeless, assist the elderly,…

Rep. Calley tours autonomous vehicle facility at Mcity in Ann Arbor

State Rep. Julie Calley today toured the autonomous vehicle facility at Mcity in Ann Arbor with the Michigan House and Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, following a joint committee meeting. Huei Peng and Carrie Morton of Mcity discussed research and outlined the vision of how autonomous vehicles will revolutionize transportation. Mcity has created a public-private…

Reps. Barrett, Calley among sponsors for military member license legislation

State Reps. Tom Barrett and Julie Calley sponsored legislation introduced by Rep. Daire Rendon on last week requiring the Secretary of State to create a sticker for active duty military members to place on their driver’s licenses. When active military members are deployed overseas for long periods of time, their driver’s licenses expire. The sticker…

Rep. Calley joins House colleagues in voting for budget

Spending plan boosts funding for education, road projects State Rep. Julie Calley today voted for an effective and efficient state budget that increases spending on education and transportation system repairs while at the same time reducing the size of government. Calley, of Portland, said the budget is a fiscally responsible blueprint for Michigan. “This budget…

Rep. Calley applauds funding for local park, trail projects

House approves bill providing money for developments State Rep. Julie Calley today announced three area recreational areas will receive funding for improvements after the House passed legislation for Natural Resources Trust Fund projects. Calley, of Portland, said $2.06 million in state and matching money will be used to fund the projects, which include: The Jordan…