Representatives Debate Calley’s Part-time Legislature Plan
Representatives debate Calley’s part-time legislature plan
GAYLORD — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley wants the state legislature to be part-time, but Northern Michigan representatives want residents to consider some points first.
Calley’s proposal would limit the legislature’s lawmaking session to about three months a year, cut representatives’ pay and disallow pensions and retiree health care for lawmakers, according to www.cleanmigovt.org, a website for the proposal. The lawmaking session would end on April 15.
“It’s a change that’s long overdue,” Calley said in a meeting with reporters at the Gaylord Herald Times Wednesday.
If the legislature were part-time, it would force lawmakers to …