Rep. Cole hosts roundtable discussion regarding Torch Lake sandbar

Lawmaker says dialogue needed to protect public safety   State Rep. Triston Cole today said he will host a roundtable discussion in Elk Rapids on Thursday regarding the Torch Lake sandbar. Due to requests from constituents, Rep. Cole, R-Mancelona, said he is starting a public dialogue among the stakeholders to ensure that public safety is…

Rep. Cole achieves fourth MAEAP environmental farm verification

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, and his family received their fourth verification in farmstead and cropping from the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). MAEAP is a voluntary third party verification system that ensures environmentally sound practices are implemented properly on farms across the state of Michigan. “MAEAP certification is an innovative program that allows…

Rep. Cole: Fixing roads is a priority, raising taxes is not

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, will vote “no” on portions of the Senate sponsored road-funding plan in its current form that if passed and signed into law will increase taxes on Michigan residents in order to fix our state’s roads and bridges. “I believe that I was elected to represent the will of my constituents,…

Coffee with Cole

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

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

    State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, holds up his most recent freshwater catch, a smallmouth bass reeled in from Intermediate River in Bellaire. Rep. Cole announced today that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is sponsoring a free weekend of fishing this weekend. On June 13-14, residents and tourists across the state can…

Funded: A solution to the TCE plume in Antrim County

Bellaire, Michigan, Antrim County – June 9, 2015   Funds to pay for an initial phase of a solution to the largest groundwater plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the country were recently authorized. The funded solution will upgrade the Mancelona Area Water & Sewer Authority’s (MAWSA) network of well fields and water mains so properties in…

Rep. Cole advises residents to be cautious of Avian Flu, how to protect Michigan birds

Lawmaker explains HPAI & how to defend against spread of virus to livestock The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD),with the advice of MDARD State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill, along with the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE), Michigan 4-H, and Michigan Allied Poultry Industry announced this week the cancellation of all statewide…

State Rep. Triston Cole announces June office hours

 Coffee with Cole State Representative Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours this June in order 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…

Rep. Triston Cole instrumental in securing Michigan’s energy future

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, recently introduced legislation to explore Michigan’s energy independence by constructing an electric infrastructure that will connect the upper and lower peninsulas to the same electric grid, creating “One Michigan.” “To accommodate the electrical needs of the UP and increase connectivity between peninsulas, a reliable and efficient integrated electrical system is…

Rep. Triston Cole’s first bill signed into law by governor

Air gun laws revised, “brandish” defined State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, recently sponsored legislation to amend the Michigan Penal Code by revising the definition of a firearm. House Bill 4155 was approved and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder as Public Act 26 of 2015. “I am working to make Michigan laws more user…

Rep. Cole announces May coffee hours

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, will hold coffee hours on May 16 on Beaver Island. On Saturday, May 16, Rep. Cole will be available to meet with residents of the 105th House District at Beaver Island Community Schools, 37895 King’s Highway in Beaver Island, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “I want to get to…

Speaker Cotter names Rep. Cole to National Conference of State Legislatures

Lawmaker will serve on Natural Resources and Infrastructure Task Force State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was recently selected by House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for the 2015-2016 biennium. Speaker Cotter appointed Rep. Cole to the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee, one of the eight…