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…

Rep. Hughes’ bill would allow vehicles to idle in driveways

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague has submitted legislation to allow state residents to have an unattended vehicle idling in a private driveway without being issued a citation. Hughes emphasized that having a vehicle “warm up” is a common practice. “We have to take into account that we live in Michigan and it is cold…

Rep. Hughes’ bill removes protection of sex offenders

State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, has submitted legislation to remove the statue of limitations’ protection for sex offenders in Michigan. Hughes’ bill follows a Muskegon County case where multiple victims, who are now adults, came forward to report sexual abuse that happened when they were children. Unfortunately, the offenses took place before 2001 legislation…

Rep. Hughes sponsors Go Red Day resolution

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague was the main sponsor of a resolution to bring awareness to women’s health issues related to heart disease and stroke on Thursday. The Go Red For Women measure was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives, encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 3. Hughes (center) was…

Rep. Hughes co-sponsors transparency package

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague co-sponsored an 11-bill package which expands government transparency throughout the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, state House and Senate. “This bipartisan legislation is proof that we’re not only hearing our state’s residents, we’re acting on it,” Hughes said. “We must be accountable to the people of Michigan and…

Rep. Hughes named chair of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

State Rep. Holly Hughes has been named chair of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee for the current 2017-18 House session. “Michigan is known for its natural resources, so I’m very appreciative of being selected to help make us a better destination for our residents and guests over the next two years,” said Hughes,…

Rep. Hughes announces February office hours for Muskegon County

State Rep. Holly Hughes has scheduled three office hours for Monday, Feb. 6, and Monday, Feb. 13, inviting her fellow Muskegon County residents to meet with her to talk about any concerns pertaining to state government. “Open and honest communication with residents is crucial to having state government that is accountable,” said Hughes, of Montague….

Rep. Hughes, local business owner appreciate emphasis on jobs training during State speech

State Rep. Holly Hughes joined her State of the State speech guest Bill Seyferth, co-owner of Muskegon-based Eagle Group, in applauding Gov. Rick Snyder’s emphasis on improving workforce and vocational training during his speech at the Capitol on Tuesday. “Improved jobs training is what we need in Muskegon County,” said Rep. Hughes, R-Montague. “Until everyone…

Rep. Hughes renews commitment to Muskegon County region

With her family by her side, state Rep. Holly Hughes took her oath of office Tuesday to represent the families and businesses of the Muskegon County. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the oath while Rep. Hughes’ husband Rick, daughter Morgan and nephew Chandler Breit joined her for the Capitol ceremony. “This is…

Rep. Hughes announces January office hours for Muskegon County

State Rep. Holly Hughes has scheduled three office hours for Friday, Jan. 20, inviting fellow 91st District residents to meet with her to talk about the state government for the next two-year term. “I am excited that I get another opportunity to serve the wonderful people of Muskegon County,” said Rep. Hughes, R-Montague. “I look…

Rep. Hughes’ bill to help ensure better veterans care signed into law

The state Legislature will receive quarterly updates pertaining to veterans’ care at state facilities under legislation introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes and signed into law today. “The signing of my bill ensures the Senate and House have the most up-to-date information about the health and safety of our hero veterans,” said Rep. Hughes, vice chair…