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Lt. Brian Calley proposes new part-time legislature

Michigan Business Beat
June 9, 2017 2:00 PM

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Lt. Brian Calley talks with Chris Holman about the great experience and opportunity that the Mackinac Policy Conference brings to policy makers and business professionals. Lt. Brian Calley announces a new part time legislature which allows for a more condensed sessions that would be a more efficient and affordable system resulting in fewer laws.   

The Mackinac Policy Conference is an annual conference that brings together people from business, education, and politics to address some of Michigan’s toughest issues. This platform also allows for crucial networking opportunities as well as providing an excellent resource of insights and news.

While up on the island Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Announced Clean MI Government Constitutional Amendment.

Calley: “State legislators should be paid no more than our school teachers”

Visit www.CleanMIGovt.org to watch Brian Calley's Clean MI Government ad and learn more about the Clean MI Government ballot initiative. Mackinac Island, MI

May 30th Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley announced the Clean MI Government ballot initiative, an effort to amend the Michigan state constitution to switch from a full-time to a part-time state legislature and slash the pay and benefits of legislators to make certain they don’t earn more than teachers.

He released the following statement: “Michigan is one of a handful of states with a full-time legislature. It is time to amend the Michigan state constitution to switch from a full-time to a part-time state legislature.

Michigan politicians are the fourth highest paid in the United States. It's time to slash their salaries and ensure cuts to their benefits. We will save tax dollars by paying them the same as teachers and give them more time to live and work back home under the laws they pass.

State legislators should be paid no more than our school teachers.”

The proposal would amend Article IV, section 12 and Article IV, section 13 of the state constitution to require a part-time legislature that can meet no more than 90 consecutive calendar days each year, unless an emergency session is called by the Governor. It would also require legislators to be paid commensurate with public school teachers, and permanently eliminate their pensions and health insurance after their term of office in the part-time legislature.

Visit www.CleanMiGovt.org to watch Brian Calley’s Clean MI Government ad, sign the petition, and view the full text of the proposed constitutional amendment.

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