Brunswick News Editorial: Delegations right about minimum wage
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:00 am
Members of the state delegations of Glynn and Camden counties say they are disinclined to support any movement in Atlanta during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly to raise the minimum wage. Their arguments for not doing so are sound.
"It was my honor to attend this event today along with Senator William Ligon, and Steve Swan, executive director of the JWSC." ~Rep. Jeff Jones
“We are excited about our new home and hope that our customers will be too. This building is made with them in mind,” said Steve Swan, executive director of the JWSC.
Learn more about the new JWSC facilities here: http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/jwsc-new-building-tour/article_9142ec64-6e23-5a91-bb43-0498f8514ca1.html
Pictured: Charles H "Chet" Tisdale, Ret. Partner at King & Spaulding Law, Rep. Jeff Jones, Richard E. Glaze, Jr, Partner at Balch & Bingham Law.Read more
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Docu-drama warns of the endangerment of America’s religious liberties
The Glory Worship Center, an official EchoLight Cinemas partner location, will present a public screening of the award-winning film “One Generation Away” on Saturday, August 1. Winner of 5 Dove Awards and awarded Best Documentary in the 2015 Christian Worldview Film Festival, this timely movie reveals how quickly religious freedoms can disappear if Americans do not remain vigilant to defend them. The event starts at 6:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM, including a question and answer session with Director Ken Carpenter and Rep. Jeff Jones.Read more
Susette Kelo was minding her own business when the city of New London, Conn., set its sights on her home. The city wanted to take the property and demolish the home, along with her neighbors’ homes, to make way for private economic development.
Kelo decided to fight back. The Institute for Justice led her fight, joined by think tanks around the country, including the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
Remember the shocked property owners around the nation when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 10, 2005, that the city could take Kelo’s home and land against her will?Read more
(Pictured: Rep. Jeff Jones and John "Jay" Neely III, Vice President, Law & Public Affairs, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation).Read more
Glynn County’s delegation to the General Assembly will be three of 83 legislators to be recognized as Clean Water Champions by the Georgia Water Coalition.
The coalition is honoring them for their work on bills like SB 101, which reinstated a 25-foot buffer around state wetlands and creeks, a release from the coalition said. State Sen. Williams Ligon, R-St. Simons Island, Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, and Rep. Alex Atwood, R-St. Simons Island, are all to be recognized.
As you may recall, I voted NO on HB170 - Transportation Funding Act of 2015.
The Georgia Department of Revenue has posted the following document pertaining to Motor Vehicle changes related to the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which will become effective July 1, 2015. The bulletin can be found here.
Representative Jeff Jones
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Rep. Jeff Jones Recognized by Golden Isles Association of Realtors
ATLANTA – State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) was recently recognized by the Golden Isles Association of Realtors (GIAR) for his work and support of realtor-related issues during the 2015 legislative session.
“I am honored to be recognized by this group of professionals who are so important to our Glynn County economy,” said Rep. Jones.
During the 2015 legislative session, Rep. Jones sponsored the “Pool Bill,” House Bill 219, which sought to add “condominiums” to the existing list of private pools for which the county and state health departments currently have no jurisdiction, thus exempting those pools from inspection and licensing requirements.Read more
This siting of this jellyfish processing factory on the Sapelo River in 2014 shows the changes that could come if loopholes aren't closed in the current marsh buffer bill, environmentalists say. Photocourtesy Megan Desrosiers/ One Hundred Miles.
By Mary Landers
Worried that the current marsh buffer bill is too weak, Rep. Jeff Jones of Brunswick is gathering support for a substitute that would close its major loopholes.
On Friday, Jones emailed his fellow state representatives with his substitute for S.B. 101, the buffer bill introduced by Savannah Republican state Sen. Ben Watson.
“Many of us believe that S.B. 101, as presented, has too many broad exceptions and significantly hampers the Environmental Protection Division of the DNR’s ability to effectively and properly manage and protect Georgia’s coastal marshes,” Jones wrote to house members. “I’ve been working with (Rules Committee) Chairman (John) Meadows, other representatives and members of the environmental community, to craft a substitute bill that tightens up the broad exception language in the original S.B. 101 and effectively returns control and oversight of handling marsh buffer exceptions to the EPD.”
Coastal lawmaker tries to salvage marsh protections
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 11:22pm | Updated: March 23, 2015 - 8:39am