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News from Progress Michigan
May 30, 2017
Brian Calley Should Return One-Third of Pay for Skipping Work
MACKINAC ISLAND — In the wake of a proposal launch for a part-time legislature, government watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to return some of the public paycheck he took in 2013 and 2014, when he was secretly skipping work to attend classes out of state.
“Brian Calley has proposed a part-time legislature, something he clearly has experience in considering he didn’t show up for work for a third of session days for two years while he was leaving the state to attend Harvard on the taxpayers’ time,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Since Calley is so keen on cutting pay along with hours for elected officials, we’re calling on Calley to do the right thing for once and return one-third of the paycheck he took from the public while he was skipping work. Additionally, a part-time legislature is a terrible idea.”
According to the Detroit Free Press, by October of 2014, Calley had skipped out on 38 of 104 session days in 2013 and 24 of 73 in 2014.