Rep. Calley votes for balanced, responsible budget

Plan focuses on education, skilled trades and roads   State Rep. Julie Calley today voted for a fiscally responsible state budget that puts emphasis on education and fixing Michigan’s roads. Rep. Calley, of Portland, said one of her key priorities for the spending blueprint was more funding for schools that will go directly into the…

Rep. Calley joins colleagues in impactful occupational licensing plan

Legislator: Common-sense measures are employee and employer friendly Legislation from state Rep. Julie Calley diminishing the burden on businesses, their employees and consumers today was advanced in a vote by the House Local Government Committee. Within the multi-bill plan Calley has sponsored, local governments in Michigan will not be allowed to impose licenses on occupations…

Rep. Calley invites residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to attend her office hours in three communities in June. Rep. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one if they have individual concerns on the following dates: Monday, June 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Local Grind, 117…

Rep. Julie Calley: Michigan House school safety plan emphasizes ‘teamwork and unity’

A plan approved by the Michigan House this week would establish a system to help all schools in the state become safer and more secure, state Rep. Julie Calley said. Calley, of Portland, supported the legislation establishing a statewide commission to help review and audit security procedures in school buildings. Grants to improve security would…

Gov. Snyder signs Rep. Calley’s bill to safeguard election integrity

Legislation ensures qualified voter file is kept up to date Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Julie Calley to protect the integrity of elections in Michigan was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder today. Calley’s legislation, Public Act 126 of 2018, requires the Secretary of State to keep the list of people who are registered…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours in May

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to office hours in two communities in May. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one regarding their concerns on the following dates: Monday, May 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Barry County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Chambers, 220 W. State…

Rep. Calley joins Michigan House in approving stillborn tax exemption

State Rep. Julie Calley this week helped the Michigan House approve a plan to assist parents of a stillborn baby through a state income tax exemption. Calley, of Portland, co-sponsors the measure that received unanimous bipartisan support. There are roughly 550 to 650 stillbirths in Michigan each year, according to recent statistics. Families dealing with…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours in April

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in three communities during April. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one regarding their concerns on the following dates: Monday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Village of Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building, 839…

Rep. Calley visits local schools to celebrate March is Reading Month

  State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland spent the month of March visiting several local elementary schools throughout mid-Michigan in celebration of March is Reading Month. While visiting with the classrooms, Calley talked to students about the importance of reading. She hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to students will foster a love of books…

Rep. Calley welcomes Delton Kellogg High School Marching Band to state Capitol

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed 50 students and their families to the Capitol to celebrate their recent trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, where they marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on Dec. 7, 2017. The Delton Kellogg High School Marching Band was selected after receiving recommendations from various state and local music educators to perform…

Rep. Calley: Drone use around correctional facilities is a pressing issue

The Michigan House today voted to advance a multi-bill package co-sponsored by state Rep. Julie Calley establishing needed state laws for drones. Within the plan, Calley highlighted House Bill 5495, which lists facilities where use of unmanned aircraft systems will be prohibited under state law. The language refers to knowingly and intentionally interfering with “key…

Michigan House approves Rep. Calley bill safeguarding election integrity

Legislation ensures qualified voter file is kept up to date Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Julie Calley to protect the integrity of elections in Michigan was overwhelmingly approved today in the Michigan House. Calley’s legislation, House Bill 5646, requires the Secretary of State to keep the list of people who are registered and qualified to…