Legislators in Glynn and Camden counties say they are opposed to raising the minimum wage in Georgia.
State Reps. Alex Atwood, Jeff Jones and Jason Spencer and Sen. William Ligon feel what employers pay their employees should be determined by the market, not elected officials.
None favors increasing the minimum wage at this time.
Rep. Jones, R-St. Simons Island, agrees with Ligon. As the owner of Express Lube & Car Wash on Community Road, he knows what increasing the minimum would mean to employees, the business and the consumers.Read more
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