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
Press Release: Sen. William Ligon and Rep.-Elect Jeff Jones Announce McIntosh County Town-Hall Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 12, 2015
Sherena Arrington 912-242-2434
Senate and House District Legislators to Host McIntosh County Town-Hall Meeting
Senator William Ligon and Representative-Elect Jeff Jones invite McIntosh citizens to join them at a town-hall meeting on Monday, January 5th, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the McIntosh Chamber of Commerce meeting room 205 at the Preferred Outlets in Darien located at Exit 49 off I-95.
"We look forward to hearing the concerns of McIntosh County citizens," stated Senator Ligon. “Their voices can make a huge difference in state policies. We also will inform them of some of the issues that will likely come up this session. For example, Coastal Georgians have much at stake as we take up the issue of water storage in our aquifer, in other words, infusion of surface water into our pristine Floridan Aquifer. That issue, among many others, will need the active participation of citizens throughout the session."
Senator Ligon will begin his third term in the Georgia Senate and has been elected by his colleagues as the Majority Caucus Chairman. Representative-Elect Jones is serving his first term in the Georgia House of Representatives and will take his oath of office when the 2015 Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 12, under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
"I am both humbled and honored to co-host this Town Hall with the Honorable Senator William Ligon. It will be a very special opportunity for us to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming legislative session with the people we serve," stated Representative-Elect Jeff Jones.
The Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce meeting location for the Town Hall is 1111 Magnolia Bluff Way, NW, Suite 205, next to the Morning Star Thrift Store. For further information, call the Chamber at 912-437-6684.