Calley spearheads plan allowing communities to pool resources and count absentee ballots

House approves proposal to help local clerks process influx of AV ballots State Rep. Julie Calley’s plan giving communities new options to streamline the processing of absentee ballots was approved today by the Michigan House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Calley, of Portland, said city and township clerks throughout the state are expecting a significant increase…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to attend office hours in two communities in February. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents on the following dates: Friday, Feb. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Revival Café, 75 North Bridge St. in Saranac for an informal group conversation; and Monday, Feb. 24 at the Barry County…

Rep. Calley sets local office hours for Jan. 27

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Jan. 27 at the following times and locations: The Village of Lake Odessa Page Memorial Building, 839 4th in Lake Odessa, from 10 to 11 a.m.; and The Barry County Courthouse Commissioners’ Chambers, 220 W. State St. in Hastings, where Rep….

Rep. Calley: Plan finalized to end budget impasse, reverse governor’s cuts

State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to reverse the governor’s cuts to initiatives helping the state’s most vulnerable residents – ending a budget impasse. Calley, of Portland, joined the Legislature in restoring funding to public safety, education, veterans’ services and several other programs. A measure sponsored by Calley – restoring more than $1 million for…

Rep. Calley is looking out for patients with eye drop prescriptions

State Rep. Julie Calley’s legislation requiring insurers to cover early prescription eye drop refills was signed into law this week. Calley said that more than two-thirds of people, especially seniors and young children, have trouble administering prescription eye drops, which causes them to run out of the prescribed medication sooner. Because prescription eye drops are…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Dec. 16. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: 10 to 11 a.m. at Portland City Hall, 259 Kent St. in Portland; and Individual meetings from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a legislative update from 2 to…

OPINION: Protecting Going PRO as Michigan goes into the future

By state Rep. Julie Calley of Portland Continuing Michigan’s economic comeback is vital for our future. We need sound policy measures that help our state become a better place to live, work and raise a family – like the Going PRO initiative. Established in 2014 as the Skilled Trades Training Fund, Going PRO has been…

Rep. Calley: Michigan’s car insurance reforms are working

MCCA rate reduction first sign of savings from new law State Rep. Julie Calley today said a fee reduction announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is a positive indication that Michigan drivers will save money through the state’s recent car insurance reforms. The MCCA announced it will charge a $100 per vehicle assessment for…

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

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed seven 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,…