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,…

Rep. Cole: Bureaucracy must get out of the way of job creation

Michigan House approves lawmaker’s plan improving state’s competitiveness The Michigan House of Representatives today gave final legislative approval to a plan authored by state Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, limiting the ability of state departments from adopting rules that are more stringent than federal government regulations without showing a clear and convincing need. Cole’s measure…

Rep. Cole: Liable commercial carriers, not taxpayers, should pay for bridge repairs

Committee unanimously approves measure to help repair infrastructure The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole to allow the state to recover up to $5 million if a commercial carrier strikes and damages a road or bridge. Under current law the state can only recover up to…