Rep. Calley office hours: A year in review

State Rep. Julie Calley hosted her last office hours of the year in two communities on Monday, Dec. 4. She met with residents at the Page Memorial Building in Lake Odessa and Barry County Courthouse in Hastings. During her first year in office, Rep. Calley has met with over 100 residents at office hours throughout…

Rep. Calley vote calls for system to avoid financial trouble at local level, protect retirees

State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to pass a multi-bill House reform plan aimed at protecting the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan. The plan uses recommendations from a task force assembled by Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this year. The task force explored Michigan’s underfunded local government employee retirement…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours on Dec. 4

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on Monday, Dec. 4. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Afterward, if residents have individual concerns she will take one on one meetings. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Lake Odessa,…

Rep. Calley helps House pass UIA reform legislation

State Rep. Julie Calley joined her House colleagues this week in unanimously approving bipartisan legislation fixing the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The bill package addresses the failures of the UIA based on the findings of a workgroup consisting of legislators and other stakeholders. The legislative package addresses identity theft claims by creating a “watchdog” position…

Rep. Calley votes to end driver responsibility fees, forgive debt

Bipartisan legislation sets October 2018 elimination date   State Rep. Julie Calley today voted for bipartisan legislation to end regressive driver responsibility fees in October 2018 and forgive all outstanding debt. Calley, of Portland, said she voted for the eight-bill package because imposition of the punitive fees did nothing to improve driving skills, yet caused…

Rep. Calley supports bills to help drivers, improve safety on Michigan roads

State Rep. Julie Calley, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today voted to advance two bills that help clarify rules and address safety concerns for Michigan drivers. The first bill provides a 30-day grace period for displaying proof of registration on a license plate. Currently, if an individual orders their registration through…

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

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed 14 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 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,…