Calley calls for part-time Legislature
The job of state lawmaker would be part-time under a ballot campaign launched Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley.
The lieutenant governor gathered a small crowd as he used a business and politics conference on Mackinac Island as the backdrop to his new campaign to make the job of state legislator a part-time gig.
“I’m looking to make the Michigan government much more effective and efficient…”
Calley says he’s long supported a part-time Legislature.
“First of all, it saves a lot of money. Second of all, you get fewer laws proposed, which is a win for taxpayers in my book. But then, you also make the system more attainable and service more attainable for more people.”
Calley says the Legislature’s year-round schedule results in a lot of wasted time and effort.
“It makes it so that you have so many more, literally, thousands of laws that are introduced, and that creates a lot of work, a lot of busy work, but it’s not work t that results in any benefit to the taxpayer.”
The proposal would also cut legislators’ pay.