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…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours on June 19

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, June 19. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one-on-one meetings for 10 minutes each. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: Middleville Village Hall, 100 East…

Rep. Calley announces winners of district photo contest

State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland today welcomed Troy Bailey to Lansing to unveil his winning photo submission in a photo contest, the winner’s photo will hang in Rep. Calley’s state office.  Bailey, of Freeport, was presented with a tribute in recognition of his talent. Rep. Calley also chose photos from six runners up to…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours in May

State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, May 22. Rep. Calley will give attendees a legislative update before taking individual meetings of ten minutes each. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building, 839 Fourth Ave.,…

Fiscally responsible budget approved by full House

State Rep. Julie Calley on Tuesday voted for passage of the House version of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Calley, of Portland, voted to approve the budget for the coming fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s…

Rep. Calley spends March reading to local students

  State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland has spent the month of March making visits to several local elementary schools as students throughout Michigan observe March is Reading Month. Rep. Calley says she hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to students will foster a love of books that will stay with them for the rest…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours in April

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to office hours in two communities during April. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees then if residents have individual concerns, she will take one on one meetings for ten minutes each. Calley will meet with constituents on the following dates: Monday, April 17 from 12…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours in March

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to office hours in two communities during March. Calley, of Portland, will meet with constituents on the following dates: Friday, March 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Barry County Cabinet Building, 121 S. Church St., Hastings Monday, March 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Village…

Calley applauds House Republican Action Plan

Michigan House Republicans released their Action Plan for the 2017-2018 session today, entitled “The Best Way Forward: Common-sense Leadership for the People of Michigan.” It highlighted key areas of focus for this legislative term. “Our state has made tremendous strides in recent years, and I look forward to continued progress,” said Rep. Julie Calley of…

Rep. Calley joins effort to increase state government accountability

State Rep. Julie Calley joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling for changes to make Michigan’s state government more open and accountable. Calley, of Portland, stood with many of her colleagues for the announcement of a proposal to increase transparency for Michigan’s executive and legislative branches. The proposal includes the creation of the Legislative Open…

Rep. Calley receives key committee assignments

State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, today was appointed vice chair of the Michigan House’s Elections and Ethics Committee by Speaker Tom Leonard. Calley also will be a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as the Health Policy Committee and the Agriculture Committee. “I’m excited to be in a leadership role…