Governor signs Rep. Calley’s plan to clarify Michigan’s campaign finance rules

State Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to simplify and improve transparency in Michigan’s campaign finance laws has been signed into law. Calley, of Portland, said her legislation will help people understand the campaign finance process by eliminating inconsistencies and providing precise rules, especially regarding prizes and gifts associated with fundraising. “This is a common practice that…

Rep. Calley: Governor rejects critical funding for roads, K-12 schools

Whitmer makes 147 line-item vetoes, targets funding for rural areas Rep. Julie Calley today said she is troubled by Gov. Whitmer’s decision to veto parts of the Legislature’s budget, including $375 million in additional funding for road repairs and $128 million in additional funding for Michigan students. “Everyone – including our governor – says they…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in three communities in October. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following dates: • Monday, Oct. 7 at the Village of Middleville, 100 E. Main St. in Middleville. Individual meetings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a legislative update from 11 to 11:30…

Rep. Calley: State budget invests more in Michigan roads, essential services

Rep. Julie Calley today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety and other essential services – without raising taxes. Calley’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on a new state budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Last week, Calley…

Rep. Calley votes to make record investment in Michigan students

School budget gets bipartisan support in House, headed to governor State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to approve the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase…

House panel advances plan to require transparency from elected officials

Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interest A bipartisan plan sponsored in-part by state Reps. Julie Calley and David LaGrand to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials was approved today by the House Elections and Ethics Committee. Calley, who chairs the committee, said the plan would reveal potential conflicts of interest…

COLUMN: Families should be aware of the dangers of vaping

It’s a busy time of the year for many. Students head back to school, families are gearing up for fall sports, and parents are checking off the items on their kids’ back-to-school lists. Unfortunately, it now also means parents must prepare for a growing health and safety concern circulating within our middle and high schools:…

Rep. Calley invites residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities in August. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following dates: Friday, Aug. 23 at Revival Café and Market, 75 N. Bridge St., Saranac, individual meetings from 11 to 11:30 a.m. then a legislative update 11:30 a.m. to noon; and Monday, Aug….

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours in July

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, July 29 with a new format. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: ·  Portland City Hall, 259 Kent St. in Portland. Individual meetings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a legislative update from 11 to 11:30…

Landmark auto insurance overhaul the pathway forward for all Michigan drivers

By state Rep. Julie Calley of Portland In the last several years, many improvements have been made to enhance opportunities for Michiganders, but one glaring exception lingered.  Michigan drivers have been asking for car insurance reform for decades.  It’s consistently been the number one concern that I have heard about from community members. When I…

Calley plan brings transparency, clarity to Michigan’s campaign finance laws

The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Julie Calley’s plan to simplify and improve transparency in Michigan’s campaign finance laws. Calley, of Portland, said her legislation will help people understand the campaign finance process by eliminating inconsistencies and providing precise rules, especially regarding prizes and gifts associated with fundraising. “Our campaign finance regulations do not…

Rep. Calley: House budget plan repairs roads, improves schools without tax hike

Savings, efficiencies hold state government accountable State Rep. Julie Calley this week voted to support a House budget plan that includes record funding for road repairs and schools without a massive tax hike. “This spending plan addresses the most important issues facing families in Ionia and Barry counties without asking them for more money,” said…