Rep. Cole: fight to lower auto insurance rates isn’t over

State Rep. Triston Cole said he would continue the fight to lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. Cole voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered personal…

Rep. Cole: It’s time to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator votes for elimination by October 2018   State Rep. Triston Cole today said he is proud to have voted on sweeping bipartisan legislation to end driver responsibility fees in October 2018. Cole, of Mancelona, said the fees – which were contrived by a previous administration in desperation to fill a budget hole – served…

House approves Rep. Cole bill to revise semi-trailer axle length requirements

Legislation increases safety for Michigan drivers The Michigan House this week unanimously approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole revising semi-trailer axle length requirements to increase safety for Michigan drivers. The change allows drivers flexibility to adjust the rear axle and tandem assembly safely and legally within existing weight limits. The bill eliminates the…

Committee approves Rep. Cole bill to increase safety for Michigan drivers

Bill revises semi-trailer axle length requirements The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Triston Cole to revise semi-trailer axle length requirements increasing safety for Michigan drivers. The bill eliminates the limited maximum length of 41 feet between the sliding tandem rear axles and the connection point on a semi-tractor….

Rep. Cole recognizes budget efforts made at Vanderbilt schools

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, honored the efforts Vanderbilt Area Schools to help the district nearly erase its budget deficit over the past two years. “Vanderbilt now has the smallest budget shortfall of the 10 Michigan school districts to reduce their deficit within 24 months, that’s something to be proud of,” said Cole. “To…

Rep. Cole joined by Ag Committee chair for local farm tour

Farmers discuss concerns about proposed bicycle path State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona recently welcomed state Rep. Tom Barrett, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, to northern Michigan for a tour of local farms. The representatives toured farms along M-31 between Acme and Elk Rapids, where farmers have expressed apprehension about a proposed bicycle trail….

Rep. Cole: Ban on local food taxes benefits families, farmers

Legislator votes for bill prohibiting taxation   State Rep. Triston Cole today voted for legislation to prohibit local governments from imposing taxes on the manufacture and sale of food and beverages. Cole, of Mancelona, said he is fully behind the measure prohibiting municipal governments from adding a tax on food. The Michigan Food Access and…

Rep. Cole bill allows private marriages between minors to be made public

Local couple celebrating 50th anniversary wants to see their marriage on public record The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Triston Cole to allow private marriages between minors to be made public after both parties are at least 18. Under current law, only persons at least 18 years…

Rep. Cole delays vote that would promote Detroit Lions

In light of some NFL players refusing to stand for the national anthem and the public response by multiple team owners, state Rep. Triston Cole on Tuesday decided to remove a bill from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee agenda that would help promote the team on Michigan license plates. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee…

Rep. Cole supports reform to lower Michigan auto insurance rates

State Rep. Triston Cole announced Tuesday he is part of a bipartisan coalition to reform Michigan’s broken auto no-fault insurance system and dramatically cut costs for drivers. Cole supports House Bill 5013Rep. that will lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan – which now has the highest rates in the nation – by offering…

Rep. Cole announces informational meeting on auto insurance reform

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, invites residents to attend an informational meeting and conversation on the need for auto insurance reform with special guest state Rep. Lana Theis, chair of the House Insurance Committee. Rep. Theis, of Brighton, has been working with Rep. Cole to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance and lower the cost…