Rep. Cole: Michigan’s car insurance reforms are working

State Rep. Triston Cole today said a fee reduction announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is a positive indication that drivers in Northern Michigan will save money through the state’s recent car insurance reforms. The MCCA announced it will charge a $100 per vehicle assessment for the year-long period beginning July 2, 2020. That…

Governor’s vetoes hit people in rural Northern Michigan the hardest

Last week, Gov. Whitmer used her veto power to cut roughly $1 billion in essential programs from the budget plan approved by the Legislature. Our governor admitted to reporters that she targeted her political opponents with these cuts in an attempt to get her gas tax increase approved. Bringing this attitude to the table is…

Rep. Cole supports record funding for Northern Michigan students

School budget gets bipartisan support in House, headed to governor State Rep. Triston Cole today voted to approve the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase…

Open letter to DNR Director Eichinger

Dear Director Eichinger, I as a lifelong hunter and conservationist. I, alongside thousands of Michigan hunters, care about and work diligently to conserve, enhance and protect the environment. But as hunting season approaches, the pall of the Natural Resource Commission’s (NRC) overreaching baiting ban hangs heavy over our heads. Thousands weighed into a recent poll…

Rep. Cole issues statement on budget negotiations

Michigan House Majority Leader Triston Cole released the following statement on the progress of budget negotiations: “Gov. Whitmer has made clear she doesn’t want to spend any new money on roads in the budget, and that’s farcical. In 48 hours she swung from reaching into taxpayers’ wallets for $2.5 billion in new taxes to saying…

Rep. Cole announces new MDOT online process for vehicle permit

Drivers have option to obtain annual oversized vehicle transport permit State Rep. Triston Cole today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation has updated select vehicle permits online to help Michigan truck drivers and construction workers. Michigan drivers now have a new online option to obtain an annual single permit for the movement of select overwidth,…