Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on Capitol 9/11 commemoration

Rep. Hughes talks about the 9/11 commemoration at the state Capitol Thursday and her guest, Muskegon County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Schmidt.  Rep. Hughes also read a tribute during today’s House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs to Deputy Schmidt, who was named Officer of the Year by the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police following his…

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Whitehall; audio on school bus safety legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about testimony Tuesday in the House Transportation Committee on her HB 4046, that would mandate new school buses have enhanced lighting to help protect students getting on or off the buses.  HB 4046 is also called the “Privacky Law,” named for Bruce and Antonia “Toni” Privacky of Ravenna who were tragically killed…

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on school bus safety legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about her legislation that would  put a warning sign in the back of school busses that would illuminate when stopped, and her work to establish a 10-school district pilot project across the state that puts the signs into practical use.  Rep. Hughes introduced the legislation as a result of the 2011 deaths of Bruce…

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on critical need teachers legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about her critical need teachers legislation (HB 4059) that will be up for a hearing in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.  The measure allows retired teachers to retain their retirement and health benefits while working in a school system identified as having a critical need for teachers.      

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on service dog legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about her House Bill 4313, a bill that will make it unlawful to refuse service to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, closed head injuries and other service-related conditions who use service dogs in their treatment.