Georgia issues same drivers license to illegal aliens as legal immigrants

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Georgia driver’s license issued to illegal immigrants with “deferred action on deportation” and to legal immigrants and guest workers. Photo: GA DDS.

Georgia issues same drivers license to illegal aliens with deferred deportation as legal immigrants: DDS policy should be changed in 2018 Georgia legislative session.  #SupportHB484

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Golden Isles Grits-n-Issues Breakfast

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Photo: Debbie Banks/Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
Rep Jeff Jones, joined Congressman Buddy Carter, State Senator Ligon and State Representative Don Hogan at the annual Golden Isles Grits-n-Issues breakfast before a record crowd on Friday, December 15, 2017 to discuss legislative issues facing our country and state.
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Rep. Jones Participates In Coal Ash Pond Inspection Flights

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Pictured: Laura Early of Satilla Riverkeepers, Woody Beck our SouthWings Pilot, Jen Hilburn of Altamaha Riverkeepers and Rep. Jeff Jones.

 

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Spread the word about Aspen Dental’s National Day of Service on Saturday, June 24th

images.duckduckgo.com.jpgThousands of veterans can receive free dental care on Saturday, June 24th, when doctors and their teams from nearly 450 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 36 states open their doors for Aspen Dental’s National Day of Service – an event that is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans in 2017.

Like millions of other Americans, veterans can struggle to find dental care when they need it. That’s why Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement, a community-giving initiative launched in 2014, focuses on helping veterans get that care.

Here is how you can help:

  • Please spread the word in your community! Interested veterans should call 1-844-AspenHMM (1-844-277-3646) to find a local participating practice and schedule an appointment. Space is limited and appointments are filling up fast!
  • Be sure to use #HealthyMouthMovement and tag Aspen Dental when posting on social media.

Thank you!

Rep. Jeff Jones

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Rep. Jeff Jones delivers remarks on Memorial Day

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Pictured: Dave Olender, Major Austin C. Fletcher, USMC and his wife Ella, and Rep. Jeff Jones.

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Cross Over Day

Crossover Day: The 28th day of the 40-day legislative 2017 session is the last day for bills to move from one chamber to the other — that is, to cross over — and still have a path of possibly becoming law in the current year’s session. Crossover Day is created by a Senate rule. In years past, Crossover Day has been day 30 of the session, so from session to session the actual date for Crossover Day can change.

For a bill to make crossover day means the bill was favorably passed out of one body’s committee, and was then voted favorably, or passed out of the full legislative body.

While parliamentary maneuvering can possibly keep a bill alive past Crossover Day, making it from one side of the Capitol (House to Senate, or vice versa) to the other by the end of Crossover Day makes final passage in the current session much more likely.

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Public Library Day at the Capitol

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On February 8, Brunswick-Glynn County Library Manager Lori Hull visited the State Capitol in Atlanta to represent our libraries at an event affectionately known as "Hot Dog Day." Public library staff from across Georgia serve our legislators Varsity hot dogs as we remind them about the important roles that libraries play in our communities. Pictured above, left to right, are State Librarian Julie Walker, State Representative Jeff Jones, and Lori Hull.

Rep. Jones is a strong supporter of Georgia Public Libraries and in particular the Glynn County Public Library.

"Unfortunately Rep. Hogan and I were unsuccessful in obtaining $2 million in state funding from the House Appropriations Committee that would have been used for a much needed $4 million renovation project for our local library," explained Rep. Jones.  "There is a possibility that the Senate may still appropriate the funds. And I want to give a big `Thank you` to the Glynn County Board of Commissioners for appropriating $1.5 million towards the project. We are fortunate that we have a vibrant, busy library in Glynn County."

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FLASH - House Overwhelming Passes HB146

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HB146 provides for insurance for job-related cancer-related conditions for our state's many brave firefighters. Great job Rep. Micah Gravely and your never-quit attitude, looking out for GA's firefighters.

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Read More>> http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/HB/146

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Rep. Jeff Jones Is Strong Supporter of Golden Isles Tourism

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A Celebration of Georgia Tourism was held on January 23, 2017 at the Atlanta History Center. A sneak preview of the 2017 Georgia Travel Guide cover was unveiled by Kevin Langston. The Year of Georgia Film is the theme for 2017. Atlanta Movie Tours featured costumed characters to take festive photos with guests.

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Rep. Jeff Jones Proposes Coal Ash Legislation

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Rep. Jeff Jones pledges to work to protect Georgia from potential coal ash disposal problems by sponsoring three pieces of coal-ash related legislation, to be introduced to the Georgia House of Representatives this session:

1. Water discharged from coal ash ponds must be at least as clean as water discharged from sewer treatment plants
2. Should a private water well be determined to be contaminated by coal ash pond storage, then responsible party shall be required to provide an alternate fresh water drinking source (not bottled water).
3. Codifying into GA code EPD's rules regarding coal ash with the addition that should a licensed municipal land fill agree to start accepting coal ash, and should such decision increase their acceptance of coal-ash by greater than 5%, then Major Modification rules kick in which among other things requires public hearings and formal notification to the impacted community.
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To read more, download the One Hundred Miles Coal Ash Fact Sheet and share with your friends.
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