Rep. Hughes bill protects rights of law-abiding gun owners

Legal gun ownership shouldn’t count against prospective foster parents State Rep. Holly Hughes today introduced legislation protecting the fundamental rights of legal gun owners who apply to become foster parents in Michigan. Hughes, of Montague, said she started working on the bill after learning about a couple who filed suit against the Michigan Department of…

Hughes’ e-bike legislation rolls through committee

Bill sponsor gears up for floor vote Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, to provide a regulatory framework for electric bicycle (e-bike) use was approved today by the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. E-bikes differ from regular bikes in that they utilize an electrically powered motor for propulsion. They must be…

Rep. Hughes memorializes fallen police officer during ceremony

State Rep. Holly Hughes today during a Sept. 11 ceremony in the Capitol honored a fallen Norton Shores police officer who died in the line of duty. Hughes, of Montague, read the name of Norton Shores Police Officer Jonathan Ginka, who died May 10 in a vehicle accident. “Officer Ginka served his community well, first…

Rep. Hughes recognizes and congratulates Humanitarian Award winner Larry Hines

State Rep. Holly Hughes accompanied Muskegon resident, Larry Hines to the Detroit Opera House Monday night to receive the Governor’s Lifetime Humanitarian Award. Hines received the nomination from Rep. Hughes in recognition of his years of civic and charitable activities within the Muskegon community.             Without the generosity of Larry Hines, many of the projects…

Rep. Hughes issues statement on charges resulting from GRHV investigation

State Rep. Holly Hughes today issued a statement regarding the criminal charges resulting from Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into alleged mistreatment of patients at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (GRHV). Eleven former caregivers associated with the GRHV were charged today by Schuette for intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading…

Rep. Hughes hosts e-bike tour on Hart Montague Trailway

State Rep. Holly Hughes hosted a 22-mile round-trip electric bike excursion Friday on the Hart Montague Trailway to increase awareness for her recently introduced e-bike legislation. The legislation would officially allow the use of e-bikes on Michigan trails and creates a regulatory framework for their use. Electric bikes differ from regular bikes in that they…

Rep. Hughes invites residents to her July/August office hours

State Rep. Holly Hughes welcomes residents to join her for in-district office hours. “One of the most exciting aspects of my job as a legislator is meeting with people in my hometown on a regular basis,” Hughes said. “I enjoy the opportunity to sit down with people and get a feel for what really matters…