Rep. Cole hosts transportation town hall for northern Michigan residents

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona invites residents of northern Michigan to attend a Feb. 27 local town hall meeting in Elk Rapids on transportation issues. Cole will provide information on the May ballot proposal for road funding with special guest state Rep. Ray Franz of Onekama. “I have been getting a lot of questions…

Rep. Muxlow: Port Huron could receive state funding for Lakeside Park

State Rep. Paul Muxlow of Brown City voted to approve House Bill 4078 on Thursday, which will authorize the city of Port Huron to receive a potential $295,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to redevelop Lakeside Park. “The MNTRF projects help safeguard our pristine Michigan lakes, land, forests and wildlife for generations…

Rep. Jacobsen applies common-sense solutions to ‘Action Plan’

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, joined the House Republican caucus on Thursday for a Capitol news conference announcing House Republican Action Plan, a framework for implementing key policy initiatives during the 2015-2016 legislative session. Rep. Jacobsen was selected to help chart the course for the plan on the caucus’ Policy Development Workgroup. “Identifying budget priorities,…

Rep. Cole’s rural roots play vital role in House GOP ‘Action Plan’

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona participated in a Capitol news conference this week announcing the release of House Republican Action Plan. The Action Plan provides an in-depth list of several key policy initiatives that will strengthen Michigan’s economy and provide tremendous opportunities for job creation. “The Action Plan presents an all-encompassing framework that forms…

‘Coffee with Cole’ keeps residents informed

State Rep. Triston Cole will keep in touch with 105th House District residents during local monthly office hours served up as “Coffee with Cole.” “I’m excited to get to work for the people of the 105th District and Northern Michigan,” said Cole, R-Mancelona. “Listening to residents’ thoughts and concerns about state government will help me…

Franz bill honoring Trooper Butterfield signed into law by Gov. Snyder

State Rep. Ray Franz honored State Trooper Paul K. Butterfield at a recent bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder that named a portion of M-116 in Mason County after the fallen trooper. “Paul’s death is a terrible tragedy. He risked his life every day for the people of this community and now Trooper Butterfield’s life…

Rep. Muxlow announces February office hours

State Rep. Paul Muxlow of Brown City announced House District 83 office hours for the month of February for residents of Sanilac County, Burtchville Township, Fort Gratiot Township and the city of Port Huron. Muxlow is hosting two meet-and-greet sessions next week: Feb. 9 in Port Huron and Feb. 13 in Port Sanilac. On Monday,…

Michigan House Agriculture Committee officially begins new legislative session

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, presided over the legislative session’s first House Agriculture Committee hearing this week, which included an introduction of committee members and a Michigan Farm Bureau presentation on agriculture in the state. “Advancing Michigan’s agriculture policy and increasing the industry’s economic contribution are top priorities for the committee,” Lauwers said. “As…