Cole resolution declares July 2019 ‘Wildlife Conservation Month’

State Rep. Triston Cole sponsored a plan to declare this July “Wildlife Conservation Month” in Michigan. “As an avid and passionate outdoorsman, I value sharing our state’s wildlife and recreational opportunities with friends and family, and I want to encourage all Michiganders in the month of July to go out and enjoy our state’s natural…

Cole to U.S. Forest Service: Caring for our waters and riverways is crucial

State Rep. Triston Cole today praised the decision of the U.S. Forest Service to implement new plans to educate the public on river stewardship and safety, rather than move forward with a proposed ban on alcohol on three Michigan waterways. “Taking care of our waters and riverways is crucial to good conservation and I appreciate…

Rep. Cole announces essay contest for local students

State Rep. Triston Cole is hosting an essay contest for students in grades 6-12. The topic of the essay contest is ‘What is your favorite outdoor activity in Michigan during the summer and why?’ The winner will be able to spend the day shadowing Rep. Cole at the Capitol in Lansing. “As a lifelong resident…

Rep. Cole, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates

Michigan House Majority Floor Leader Triston Cole today made the motion to take up Senate Bill 1 and helped lead his colleagues in approving legislation to significantly lower car insurance rates for drivers across the state. The House voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection…

Rep. Cole reminds constituents of Youth Conservation Council

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona announced today the Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s Youth Conservation Council. Young people from ages 14 to 18 with a passion for protecting and improving Michigan’s vast natural areas and building leadership skills are encouraged to apply. Those chosen will engage…

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…