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…

Rep. Hughes fights for the health of Muskegon County children

State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, voiced her support for continued funding for the “10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms,” a 2016 pilot program which provides healthy eating options for Michigan’s children. The 2017-18 Education budget cuts $250,000 for the program, which is currently running six Muskegon County school districts including Montague,…

Rep. Hughes announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague today announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “Open and honest communication with residents is crucial to having a state government that is accountable,” said Hughes. “I invite all residents to attend one of my local office hours…

Committee approves Rep. Hughes bill to protect Michigan drivers from government overreach

Michigan motorists could leave an unattended vehicle idling in a private driveway under legislation approved today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. State Rep. Holly Hughes introduced the legislation after a Michigan motorist was issued a $128 ticket for leaving his car unattended in a driveway while warming his vehicle. “People across our nation…

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…