State Lawmakers Look To Address Mental Health Treatment This Year

At the onset of 2018, Michigan lawmakers have a growing to-do list. It’s led by talk of cutting taxes, getting rid of Driver Responsibility Fees, and improving mental health services. State Representative Julie Calley, a Republican from Portland, spoke with Michigan News Network about the year ahead.

“Last year, the House assembled a task force to travel the state and learn more about challenges in the mental health system,” Calley said. “This is an issue that I am particularly passionate about. We do know that there are not enough inpatient beds available. However, I don’t believe adding a particular number of beds will fix the problem.”

Representative Calley is the wife of Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. The legislative session resumed last week. Governor Rick Snyder will soon outline his agenda in his annual State of the State address and budget proposal.