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…

Calley votes to invest in county veteran services

           House passes bill providing counties grants for veteran services State Rep. Julie Calley today joined the Michigan House of Representatives in approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the legislation that Calley co-sponsors, each county with a veteran service…

Rep. Calley legislation seeks to improve online voter registration

Committee hears testimony in support from Secretary of State State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, today testified before the House Elections and Ethics Committee in support of her legislation to improve the state’s online voter registration standards. Her bill requires the Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) to develop and maintain an internet-based voter registration interface….

Rep. Calley’s resolution to name March as Reading Month adopted

State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland introduced a resolution on Wednesday to name March as Reading Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives. “Reading opens doors in many ways,” Rep. Calley said. “It is a cornerstone of education, leads to lifelong learning, and is crucial to…

Calley supports legislation protecting children involved in abuse investigations

Bipartisan bill package requires the recording of forensic interviews State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, voted in favor of legislation aimed at bringing additional clarity to legal matters involving allegations of child abuse and neglect. The legislation was approved this week in the Michigan House with overwhelming support. The bipartisan three-bill package requires all forensic…

Rep. Calley approves more money for road repairs

Plan includes money specifically for Barry and Ionia counties Roads in Barry and Ionia counties would benefit from legislation approved today by Rep. Julie Calley and the Michigan House. The $175 million bill provides additional money for road preservation and construction across Michigan as early as this summer. “Our drivers need safe, dependable roads, and…

Rep. Calley welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed Senior Pastor Steve Smail from the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Plainwell to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them…