Rep. Hughes named co-legislator of the year by Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

State Rep. Holly Hughes was named co-legislator of the year today by the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. The alliance is a nonprofit organization that exists to be the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote multi-use trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan. Hughes, who chairs the House…

Rep. Hughes announces release of Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide

State Rep. Holly Hughes, chair of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, has announced the release of the Pure Michigan Fall 2018 Travel Guide. The annual Fall Travel Guide highlights fascinating sights to see, intriguing places to go and fun fall activities for visitors and residents alike. “This is a great resource for planning…

Rep. Hughes: Local schools start year with record investment, increased career prep

Muskegon County school districts receive $240 per-student increase Students across Muskegon County head back to school supported by record state funding and a renewed emphasis on preparing for the workforce, Rep. Holly Hughes said today. “We owe it to our kids to give them the keys to a successful future,” said Hughes, of Montague. “Under…

Rep. Hughes: Support local industries during upcoming Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Holly Hughes today encouraged local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set to run from July 28-Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region and is a statistically proven practice that promotes small business growth, creates more…

Rep. Hughes announces seventh annual Veterans Job Fair

State Rep. Holly Hughes invites residents to the seventh annual Veterans Job Fair on Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LC Walker Arena, 955 4th St. in Muskegon. The job fair is open to veterans, family, friends and the general public who are interested in starting a career, changing a…

Hughes: Rebekah Bletsch law will give victims a right to be heard

New law adopted after convicted murderer’s actions during Muskegon County case A new law requires convicted criminals to hear impact statements from victims or their families during sentencing hearings, state Rep. Holly Hughes announced today. The plan was submitted in response to a Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch requested to…

Rep. Hughes’ bill to address substitute teacher shortage becomes law

Legislation helps put experienced teachers back in classroom, helping students State Rep. Holly Hughes’ plan to help students by allowing retired teachers to return as substitute teachers without losing retirement benefits has been signed into law. “This new law will help put talented educators and professionals in front of our students to maximize each instructional…

Senate approves Hughes plan requiring victim impact statements are heard

Legislation is in response to convicted murderer’s actions during Bletsch case The state Senate today unanimously approved Rep. Holly Hughes’ legislation requiring convicted criminals to hear impact statements from victims or their families during a sentencing hearing. The plan was submitted in response to a recent Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah…

‘Kayak Tax’ is up the creek without a paddle

Hughes leads the effort in opposing annual paddle watercraft fees The House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Holly Hughes to oppose the “kayak tax,” proposed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission, which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. Hughes, who…

Hughes bill addressing substitute teacher shortage sent to governor

Plan will return qualified teachers to Michigan classrooms The state Senate and House this week voted to approve Rep. Holly Hughes’ plan to give local districts flexibility and allow retired teachers to continue substitute teaching without losing retirement benefits. “Our students need classrooms with experienced educators and professionals to maximize each instructional day,” Hughes said….

Hughes opposes kayak tax with House resolution

State Rep. Holly Hughes today introduced a resolution to oppose the “kayak tax,” proposed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission, which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. Hughes, who chairs the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism…