A couple of future customers/voters watching cars go through the car wash @ Rep Jones' Express Lube & Car Wash business in Brunswick, GA.
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Aspen Dental dentists and teams are pleased to bring free dental care to veterans nationwide once again on June 25. Nearly 400 Aspen Dental offices in 33 states will open their doors to serve veterans in their local communities as part of the Healthy Mouth Movement, a community giving initiative.
Interested veterans should call 1-844-ASPEN-HMM to find a participating Aspen Dental office and schedule an appointment in advance. During appointments on June 25, volunteer dentists and teams will focus on treating the most urgent need of each veteran by providing free services – including fillings, extractions and basic denture repair – to help get them out of dental pain.
In 2015, nearly 300 Aspen Dental practices were honored to treated more than 3,500 veterans in one single day of care in June, resulting in nearly $2 million in donated dentistry.
Feel free to check out this article and hear directly from a patient during the 2015 Aspen Dental-wide Day of Service for veterans.
Dear Friends --
Many men and women have given their lives over the years in defense of the freedoms and way of life we, as proud Americans, enjoy today. The families of these brave people have also sacrificed a great deal; the loss of a loved one is a hurt that touches the depths of our very being.
This Memorial Day we once again stop, pause and give our deepest and most sincere "Thank you" for your sacrifice, and to ask for God's blessing to be upon those we have lost and those who remain behind.
Follows is a commentary by Benita Dodd "Memorial Day Thanks For Better Days After Battle Scars" of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation that is worth taking a few minutes to read.
May God continue to bless America this Memorial Day.
Representative Jeff Jones
Pictured: Rep. Jeff Jones with Georgia House Pages; Christopher and Anna, and the Honorable Speaker David Ralston.Read more
An Overview of “Free Exercise Protection Act” HB 757
HB 757 is a reaction to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, and many may reasonably believe it presents a public relations issue for the state and its business community in terms of holding and attracting economic development, but in drilling down into the bill, very little is actually changed by it in Georgia in terms of the present rights of citizens.Read more
The House reconvened on Monday, March 14 for day 36 of the 2016 legislative session and an extremely busy week, as sine die (the 40th and final day of the 2016 session) is just days away. We had a busy legislative agenda this week, both on the House floor and in committee meetings as we continued to review, study and vote on legislation. With day 40 right around the corner, many more House and Senate bills received final passage this week and are now on their way to Governor Deal’s desk for consideration.Read more
Why I Voted ‘Yes’ to Campus Carry
By State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick)
Without a doubt, this is a troubling time in America. Mass shootings have been happening with seemingly greater intensity. HB 859, the “campus carry” bill, sponsored by Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), would permit 21 year old, licensed concealed carry permit holders to carry a concealed weapon on Georgia’s publicly funded college campuses, but not in dorms or at athletic events. The following is my publicly stated position on this very difficult issue.
First, let me share some eye-opening statistics about deaths occurring as a result of mass shootings in America from the FBI:
- 14.3 = number of deaths, on average, in mass shootings when everyone in the victim group is unarmed.
- 2.3 = number of deaths, on average, in mass shootings when at least one person in the victim group is armed.
By Pamela Permar-Shierling - The Islander
Rep. Tom Taylor (R-79), who represents Dunwoody, and parts of Chamblee and Doraville in North DeKalb County has agreed to introduce a bill to incorporate the City of St. Simons Island during the regular 2016 session of the Georgia legislature. Taylor was elected to the legislature in 2010.
The legal notice placed by Taylor ran in The Brunswick News on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Taylor is picking up sponsorship of the controversial bill despite the objections of the Glynn County delegation.
In a statement issued Feb. 16 local Representative Jeff Jones said, “After a careful and thorough review of the city charter bill prepared by the Citizens for Saint Simons and Sea Island, Inc. (C4SSI/SI/SI), it is abundantly clear that the legislation is so onerous and has so many problems that I have withdrawn my support for the legislation at this time.”
“While I strongly believe the citizens of St. Simons deserve the right of self-determination and a vote on controlling development on the island, this bill is not the answer to that effort.”
“The bill includes statutes and provisions that are over-reaching and create a concentration of almost unlimited power and authority to the Mayor and City Council.”Read more
By Representative Jeff Jones
This past Friday, February 19 marked the end of week 6, day 24, of the 40 day 2016 legislative session. With “Crossover Day” (day 30) rapidly approaching, the pace of activity has picked up dramatically. Crossover Day is the deadline for all general bills to have been voted on and passed by either the House or Senate to “crossover” to the other body for consideration. When bills crossover, they are subject to the same process – testimony at committee hearings – to then be considered to be place on the Rules Calendar for a vote by either the House or Senate. A number of bills passed out to the House this week, the single most important being the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) state budget, House Bill 751.
St. Simons Island City-Hood – Press Release Issued February 16, 2016
I have inserted a copy (Click Here) of the Press Release I issued explaining my decision to step away from the incorporation legislation draft I was provided by the Citizens for St. Simons Island & Sea Island. I remain committed to finding a solution to the challenges of managing St. Simons continued growth without creation of a burdensome bureaucracy or extensive tax increases, which none of us want to see. My website (www.votejeffjones.com) contains links to a number of newspaper articles, and other materials explaining my position on this subject. This issue is far from over.
Ed. Note: please also see this thoughtful opinion editorial by Reg Murphy. Brunswick News - Glynn County has avoided a very bad idea — for now, at least 2/20/2016Read more
By Representative Jeff Jones
This week completed week five, and the 20th day of the session. With “cross-over day”, the 30th legislative day looming and only 20 session days remaining until adjournment, the pace of committee hearings and legislative activity increased dramatically.
Spencer Pass Law - HB 767 (I voted YES): - The House voted to add utility service vehicles and workers in the fields of electric, natural gas, water, waste-water, cable, telephone, or telecommunication services to the list of those covered under Georgia’s Spencer Pass Law, also known as the “Move Over Law.”