Rep. Cole talks about the link between hunting and fishing license fees and outdoor recreation in Michigan, saying nationwide trends toward fewer numbers of licenses should raise concerns about both environmental preservation and what he says are some of Michigan’s best family activities.
Rep. Cole talks about new laws taking effect in Michigan on Thursday which require boaters to check their vessels for aquatic invasive species and to drain water from live wells and bilges. Another measure prohibits the release of bait into Michigan waters, with the exception of bait caught and then released in the same waterway….
Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on Michigan Supreme Court ruling on minimum wage and paid time off laws
Rep. Cole talks about House passage Wednesday of his House Resolution 5, which calls on the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the action taken by the Legislature last year to adopt and later amend the ballot issues on minimum wage and paid time off. HR 5 passed on a voice vote…
Rep. Cole talks about Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan this Saturday and Sunday and encourages families to get outside. During Free Fishing Weekend, state residents can fish without a license, although the usual limits in terms of numbers and size still apply.
Rep. Cole talks about the array of winter activities available in his northern Michigan district and encourages safety and fun during the coldest part of the year.
Rep. Cole talks about final House passage early Thursday of his HB 5321, which prohibits the Michigan Department of Natural Resources from issuing permits for the sterilization of game animals, a move Rep. Cole says will help provide additional hunting opportunities and financial support for outdoor recreation in Michigan.
Rep. Cole talks about House passage Tuesday evening of his HB 4205, which would prohibit state agencies from adopting standards more stringent than those enforced by the federal government, unless the state agency was able to demonstrate to the Joint Committee on Administrative rules a pressing need for tougher standards.
Looking ahead to firearms deer season in November, Rep. Cole encourages residents in his northern Michigan district and across the state to get young people involved in what he says is one of Michigan’s most important traditions.
Rep. Cole says Wednesday’s announcement about the replacement of Enbridge Line Five with an underwater utility tunnel is good news for the environment and energy reliability, adding it offers the possibility of linking both peninsulas with electric transmission lines as well.
Rep. Cole talks about passage by the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee Wednesday of a package of legislation that increases protections for the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac. The multi-bill package improves reporting requirements for pipeline operators and, under Rep. Cole’s 6199, creates felony penalties of up to five years…
Rep. Cole talks about Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, set for this Saturday and Sunday, reminding people that fishing is a good family activity and encouraging safety on the ice.
House Transportation Committee Chair Triston Cole talks about the State of the State Address Tuesday and its link to transportation and agriculture.