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…

Rep. Cole: Feds overstepped the line with alcohol ban

State Rep. Triston Cole today pushed back on a new federal rule banning the use of alcohol on three popular Michigan rivers. Cole said the ban on alcohol oversteps federal authority and can only have negative consequences for Michiganders and tourists who enjoy the state’s rivers. “The State of Michigan has a plethora of laws…

Rep. Cole: Feds overstepped the line with alcohol ban

State Rep. Triston Cole today pushed back on a new federal rule banning the use of alcohol on three popular Michigan rivers. Cole said the ban on alcohol oversteps federal authority and can only have negative consequences for Michiganders and tourists who enjoy the state’s rivers. “The State of Michigan has a plethora of laws…

Rep. Cole announces significant investments to improve district infrastructure

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona announced today that East Jordan and Gaylord will receive over $3 million to enhance infrastructure. A total of 11 cities, towns, and villages statewide were granted funds from the Community Development Block Grant Program. “Many communities in Northern Michigan have been suffered from crippling weather conditions that has taken…

Rep. Cole to serve on two key House committees

State Rep. Triston Cole has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as vice chair of the House Government Operations Committee and as a member of the House Transportation Committee. The Government Operations Committee will be one of just four main committees with the authority to advance legislation to the House floor during the…

Rep. Cole’s conservation efforts signed into law

Two proposals led by state Rep. Triston Cole to increase conservation efforts in Michigan were signed into law by the governor. Cole said he hopes the new laws will allow more Michigan families to appreciate the state’s natural resources and learn good environmental stewardship skills. One of the two proposals signed into law is expansion…

Rep. Cole’s plan expanding youth access to hunting heads to the governor’s desk

A proposal led by state Rep. Triston Cole to expand hunting opportunities for Michigan’s youth was sent to the governor’s desk today for his signature. “This plan enhances the Mentored Youth Hunt program’s effort to give more Michigan kids the opportunity to learn a rewarding skill by allowing them to hunt on public land,” Cole,…