Rep. Calley’s plan to help troubled Michigan youth approved by House

Legislation establishes juvenile mental health courts State Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to create specialized juvenile mental health courts in Michigan was approved unanimously today in the state House. Calley, of Portland, said Michigan’s current mental health courts successfully help struggling adults overcome their challenges through court-based treatment programs, reducing recidivism across the state. “Treatment courts…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her local office hours in two communities on Monday, Nov. 26. Rep. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one-on-one meetings. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: Nashville Village Offices, 203…

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

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed four 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 backs plan to support job creators in rural communities

Measure boosting job creation in small towns passes House A plan co-sponsored by state Rep. Julie Calley to help small businesses invest in rural areas was approved last week by the Michigan House with bipartisan support. Calley, of Portland, said the Rural Jobs Act aims to give small job creators in counties with populations of…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours Oct. 22

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on Oct. 22. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one-on-one if they have individual concerns at the following locations and times: Campbell Township Hall, 331 S. Main St. in Clarksville, from 10 to 11…

Rep. Calley’s plan to establish online voter registration gains House approval

State Rep. Julie Calley’s legislation modernizing Michigan’s voter registration system by giving qualified voters the option to register online was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House. “In this day and age, there’s no reason registering to vote shouldn’t be just as easy as hopping online to shop or pay bills,” said Calley, of Portland….

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours on Sept. 24

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on Sept. 24. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one if they have individual concerns at the following locations: The Village of Middleville, 100 East Main St., Middleville, from 11 a.m. to…

Rep. Julie Calley hosts corrections officers for Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremony

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland today hosted two Michigan corrections officers, Brian Gibson (left) and Sean Conley (right), for the House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. The observance at the state Capitol memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty in the past year. ###

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours in August

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in three communities in August. 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, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Village of Lake…

Rep. Calley proposal eliminating obsolete reference is signed

Clean-up needed in election protocol with no positions present in state A bill introduced by state Rep. Julie Calley of Portland updating Michigan election statutes has been signed into law. The bill was part of a package that eliminated references to a local office no longer being utilized. There are currently no elected boards of…

Rep. Calley hosts summer reading contest for area kids

State Rep. Julie Calley announced today she is sponsoring a summer reading contest for children first through fifth grade in Barry and Ionia counties. Rep. Calley, of Portland, has teamed up with several libraries in the area for the contest. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. The titles…