Rep. Hughes hosts joint meeting of Tourism and Agriculture Committees

State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, chaired a joint committee of the House Tourism and Recreation Committee and Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Hughes, along with Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Tom Barrett, of Potterville, welcomed presenters from various industries related to the cross economic ties between agriculture and tourism, including the Michigan Brewers Guild, Michigan Wine…

Rep. Hughes receives Energy Freedom Award

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague has been awarded the 2017 Energy Freedom Award by Constellation Energy. The Energy Freedom Award was presented to Rep. Hughes for her work on energy bills that were passed last term, which preserves the current electric choice market, protects ratepayers and eliminated proposed fees for customers. “Protecting residents from…

Rep. Hughes’ resolution aims to return veteran assistance to county level

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague introduced a resolution to make the process of applying for emergency veteran assistance more efficient. The Michigan Veterans Trust fund was established to provide assistance to eligible Michigan wartime veterans and their families experiencing economic hardships. Assistance includes hospitalization, medical services, food, clothing or shelter. In 2015, the Legislature…

Rep. Hughes visits Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague, chair of the House Tourism and Recreation Committee (right), is joined by state Rep. Terry Sabo (left) at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex where they participated in a luge run today. Rep. Hughes said this was a great opportunity to promote tourism in Muskegon County and she thanks all…

Rep. Hughes takes a stand against aquatic invasive species

State Rep. Holly Hughes has introduced a House Resolution to encourage environmental leaders to continue work to prevent the introduction of new aquatic invasive species into the Great Lakes and to consider new research and technologies in that regard. Rep. Hughes, who chairs the Michigan House Tourism and Recreation Committee, says people, industries and communities…

Rep. Hughes invites residents to March office hours

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague has scheduled four office hours in March, inviting her fellow Muskegon County residents to meet with her to talk about issues related to state government. “Open and honest communication with residents is crucial to having a state government that is accountable,” said Hughes, of Montague. “Office hours help me…