By Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge)
From the world’s busiest airport to the fastest growing container port in America, Georgia leads the nation in moving people and goods. That didn’t happen by accident.
On the contrary, for generations, Georgians have invested in the infrastructure necessary to facilitate our forward momentum.
Recently, we have invested in deepening the Port of Savannah with a quarter of a billion dollars in state funding. We have also modernized our funding for roads and bridges through the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HB 170).
We have planned prudently and invested wisely, but we still have more work to do. And, for the first time in many decades, we have an ally in Washington, D.C.Read more
Pictured: Patrick Zoucks, Shawn Jordan, Davis Poole and Buddy Deloach with Rep. Jeff Jones.
Rep. Jeff Jones, meets with members of the McIntosh County delegation this week, to hear their concerns and legislative priorities. "McIntosh County is truly a jewel for the whole State of Georgia and is full of beautiful scenery and historic treasures that are important to our entire state." - Jeff Jones
Learn more about McIntosh County, visit: http://www.mcintoshcountyga.com/
On February 21, 2018, Coach Hidalgo was honored by Georgia House Resolution 920, introduced by Representatives Jeff Jones of the 167th and Don Hogan of the 179th, commending Coach Rocky Hidalgo, the 2017 Georgia High School Class 6A Coach of the Year.
Pictured: Rep. Don Hogan, Glynn County Schools athletic director Steve Waters, Governor Nathan Deal, Glynn Academy HS head football coach Rocky Hidalgo and spouse Kelly Hidalgo with Rep. Jeff Jones.
Pictured: Representative Jeff Jones and "Hairy Dawg" of the Georgia Bulldogs.
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
Pictured: Laura Early of Satilla Riverkeepers, Woody Beck our SouthWings Pilot, Jen Hilburn of Altamaha Riverkeepers and Rep. Jeff Jones.
Thousands 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.
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Pictured: Dave Olender, Major Austin C. Fletcher, USMC and his wife Ella, and Rep. Jeff Jones.Read more
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.