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 …

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