Rep. Cole plan ensures property owners facing foreclosure have key information

A plan introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole would ensure Michigan families facing foreclosure have access to important details about the process. The Michigan House overwhelmingly approved the plan today, sending it to the Senate for consideration. Cole, of Mancelona, said his solution ensures foreclosure notices include details needed to better protect residents facing foreclosure,…

Rep. Cole continues fight to reduce car insurance rates in Michigan

State Rep. Triston Cole today continued his battle to bring lower car insurance prices to Michigan families, working with House colleagues voting to approve a plan reforming Michigan’s broken no-fault system. The plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, who now pay the highest average car insurance premiums in the nation – twice…

Rep. Cole plan keeps Michigan roads safe from distracted drivers

Bipartisan bill package approved by House Transportation Committee The Michigan House Transportation Committee today approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole to reduce distracted driving by restricting the use of social media behind the wheel. Cole’s plan adds reading an email or sending a message via cell phone social media apps to the…

Rep. Cole applauds President’s promise to fund Great Lakes protection program

President Trump pledges $300 million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative State Rep. Triston Cole today praised President Donald Trump’s support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “This critical project will protect our precious Great Lakes from invasive species, clean up toxic contaminants and help restore natural habitats,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “The Great Lakes are…

Rep. Cole: ‘Flimsy’ AG opinion on Line 5 hurts Northern Michigan

Rep. Cole today released the following statement regarding the Michigan attorney general’s recent opinion declaring the newly created Line 5 Tunnel Authority unconstitutional: “This is an opinion that hits rural Northern Michigan families the hardest. Construction of a $500 million multi-use utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac meant good-paying jobs for Northern Michigan workers….

Rep. Cole votes to expand recreational opportunities across Michigan

Proposal includes acquisition of land on Garden Island State Rep. Triston Cole voted today for a plan to support outdoor recreation and natural resource protection projects across Michigan. The legislation includes $240,000 to acquire 58 acres of land on Garden Island in northern Lake Michigan. “Garden Island is one of our state’s many precious natural…

Rep. Cole issues statement on governor’s road plan proposal.

State Rep. Triston Cole, former chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and current House Majority Floor Leader, today issued the following statement regarding the governor’s proposal to fix Michigan roads: “After two years of nonstop talk about fixing the roads, it’s ludicrous but not entirely unexpected that the governor would essentially punt and…

Rep. Cole welcomes grant for brownfield redevelopment

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona announced today the 105th district has received two grants from the Brownfield Redevelopment Program. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved applications for two brownfield sites in Northern Michigan, awarding over $150,000 for expenditures relating to the project. “I am excited to see investments assisting environmental cleanup projects provided…

Rep. Cole seeks Michigan Supreme Court opinion on minimum wage, paid time off laws

Representative: Opinion needed to end political gamesmanship State Rep. Triston Cole today called on the Michigan Supreme Court to weigh in regarding the constitutionality of two laws enacted in December 2018. Cole, of Mancelona, said the action taken by the Legislature last year to adopt and later amend the ballot issues on minimum wage and…

Rep. Cole on State of the State: Governor’s proposals lack details

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona tonight issued the following statement after the governor’s State of the State address: “The governor spent 12 years in the Legislature and ran for governor implying that she had a plan for roads. Frustratingly, we still have yet to hear anything that includes details. It’s hard to make much…