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…

Rep. Hughes bill increases safety measures to school buses

State Rep. Holly Hughes testified Tuesday in the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of her bill to improve public safety by allowing flashing advisory signs to be installed on newly manufactured school buses. “This bill was brought to my attention because I want to prevent tragedies like the deaths of Bruce Privacky…

Rep. Hughes welcomes PBS’s Under the Radar to Tourism Committee

State Rep. Holly Hughes, chair of the House Tourism and Recreation Committee, welcomed Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman from “Under the Radar,” the PBS television show that features the people, places and things that make Michigan special on Wednesay. “There’s a power in talking to the people of Michigan,” said Edelman, “Under the Radar” producer….

Rep. Hughes’ bills to address substitute teacher shortage approved by state House

Two bills by state Rep. Holly Hughes, giving local districts added flexibility in finding qualified substitute teachers to work in Michigan classrooms, was approved by the state House of Representatives today. “We need to remove the barriers that would otherwise allow qualified individuals in our classrooms,” said Hughes, of Montague. “To hear in committee testimony…