Rep. Cole supports record funding for Northern Michigan students

School budget gets bipartisan support in House, headed to governor State Rep. Triston Cole today voted to approve the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase…

Open letter to DNR Director Eichinger

Dear Director Eichinger, I as a lifelong hunter and conservationist. I, alongside thousands of Michigan hunters, care about and work diligently to conserve, enhance and protect the environment. But as hunting season approaches, the pall of the Natural Resource Commission’s (NRC) overreaching baiting ban hangs heavy over our heads. Thousands weighed into a recent poll…

Rep. Cole issues statement on budget negotiations

Michigan House Majority Leader Triston Cole released the following statement on the progress of budget negotiations: “Gov. Whitmer has made clear she doesn’t want to spend any new money on roads in the budget, and that’s farcical. In 48 hours she swung from reaching into taxpayers’ wallets for $2.5 billion in new taxes to saying…

Rep. Cole: Working to reach a budget deal without the governor’s 45-cent gas tax hike

Rep. Triston Cole released a statement today stating that the Michigan House is prepared and working to address roads and infrastructure, along with the entire state budget, with real solutions including far better options than Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax hike. “I have been part of the Republican leadership team working…

Rep. Cole announces new MDOT online process for vehicle permit

Drivers have option to obtain annual oversized vehicle transport permit State Rep. Triston Cole today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation has updated select vehicle permits online to help Michigan truck drivers and construction workers. Michigan drivers now have a new online option to obtain an annual single permit for the movement of select overwidth,…

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…