Rep. Cole issues statement on MNRTF local grant funding

Following the announcement of nearly $6 million in grant funding being directed to the 105th House District, State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, issued the following statement:  “On behalf of the 105th House District, I would like to thank the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board for awarding nearly 6 million dollars for environmentally strategic land…

Rep. Cole’s dog collar bill heads to governor

Legislation prohibits the removal of collars from hunting dogs The Michigan Senate approved yesterday state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to prohibit the removal of collars from hunting dogs. “I am proud to sponsor House Bill 5215 with support from both chambers in the Legislature that will outlaw the removal of collars from hunting dogs,” said…

Rep. Cole and local guests join governor for ceremonial bill signing

Lawmaker welcomes residents to Capitol for ORV legislation LANSING, MI – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, welcomed local residents to the Capitol today for a bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder in recognition of legislation recently enacted into law that will open forest roads to ORV use. In late September, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into…

Rep. Cole elected to House Republican assistant majority floor leader

LANSING – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was elected House Republican assistant majority floor leader today for the 2017-2018 session in the 99th Michigan Legislature. “It is truly a privilege to have the honor of serving in the Michigan House of Representatives and being elected to a leadership position during Michigan’s comeback era is just…

Governor signs Rep. Cole’s ORV bill

Law will open forest roads to ORV use unless marked closed   Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation requiring the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to allow motorized use on forest roads unless otherwise marked closed. House Bill 5275, now Public Act 288 of 2016, will open forest roads…

Rep. Cole invites local residents to attend ‘Coffee with Cole’ this fall

State Representative Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours this fall to discuss important state and local issues of interest. “I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th District…

Rep. Cole announces Forestry Town Hall in Gaylord on Sept. 26

State Rep. Triston Cole is hosting a Forestry Town Hall in Gaylord on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Alpine Center. The town hall will discuss Michigan’s forestry management program, with special guest Steve Milford, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Eastern Lower Peninsula District supervisor, providing insight and answering questions. “I invite local…

Rep. Cole visits Flint water distribution center

State Rep. Triston Cole on Tuesday traveled to Flint to take an unannounced tour of the 135,000-square-foot space the state of Michigan has leased to receive shipments of bottled water and distribute to Flint residents. “As a northern Michigan representative, I wanted a clearer understanding of what system was in place to provide the water resources,” said Rep. Cole,…

Rep. Cole’s catch-of-the-day: Free Fishing Weekend in Pure Michigan

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, announced today that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is sponsoring a free weekend of fishing this Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. “This weekend is ideal for educating the youngsters about the importance of learning great outdoor skills,” said Rep. Cole. “Teaching our next generation the value of…

Rep. Cole’s ‘no greater than the feds’ legislation clears House

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to limit the state government’s ability to adopt a rule that is more stringent than the federal government’s regulations. House Bill 5613 will further solidify the fact Michigan is open for business. “This legislation does not prohibit greater rules from ultimately being implemented,…

House passes Rep. Cole’s bill prohibiting the removal of collars from hunting dogs

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to prohibit the removal of collars from hunting dogs for reprehensible reasons. “Some animal rights organizations have used extreme measures to disrupt legal hunting and this bill will help protect hunting dogs and give their owners peace-of-mind during hunting season,” said Rep. Cole,…