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SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) questions why Democrats in the Legislature killed a bill to stop abuses in California’s food stamp program, a taxpayer-funded benefit. Investigators have found 2600 examples abusing their benefits – some sold their EBT cards for cash. Assembly Bill 2354 authored by Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) would have required EBT cards to have a photo ID, which would ensure that the card is being used by the right person. Assemblyman Jones said, “You’d think it would be in the taxpayer’s best interest to protect the [food stamp] program, which would help families that need assistance the most. I think your money is worth protecting – it’s about time we work to get rid of government waste.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) criticizes Legislative Democrats for killing a measure to give all Californians more flexibility in the workplace. Assembly Bill 2448 would have permitted an individual employee to request an alternative workweek schedule providing for workdays up to 10 hours within a 40-hour workweek.
Assemblyman Jones said, “This law is already in place for union workers. Apparently the Democrats believe what’s good for a union worker just isn’t good for everyone else. We can’t let this inequality exist between union and non-union workers.”
CalTrans Overstaffed by 3,500 Positions Coupled with No Funded Projects,
“Are You Kidding Me?”
SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) denounces the latest budget gimmicks put into play by Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats which overstaffs the Department of Transportation by 3,500 positions. According to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, being overstaffed by about 3,500 full-time positions will cost the state more than $500 million beginning in 2014-15. “What’s an even bigger slap in the face is that the legislative budget committee recently approved cutting 195 positions, but then added back almost that exact number of positions to develop projects over time,” said Assemblyman Jones. “But where the money to fund these projects will come from is unknown. Maybe instead we should defund California’s high-speed rail plan that has yet to materialize.”
An Extra $10 Billion Slapped on California’s Businesses,
“Are You Kidding Me?”
SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) calls on Governor Brown and the majority party to solve the looming $10 billion tax bill slapped on the backs of California’s businesses. During the recession beginning in 2008, California and most other states borrowed heavily from the federal government to ensure unemployment benefits to those who had lost their job. California alone borrowed more than $10 billion of the federal debt.
Measure to Disclose Cost of Cap and Trade “Fuels Under the Cap”
Regulation to Consumers Gets Bi-Partisan Support
SACRAMENTO– Assemblyman Brian Jones’ (R-Santee) legislation requiring fuel dispensers in California to contain a disclosure notice to consumers of the cost per gallon of California’s greenhouse gas emission law passed the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection committee with bi-partisan support this week. Assembly Bill 2656 will require that all wholesale fuel invoices contain a disclosure of the estimated cost of this regulation as a separate line item. Additionally the measure would require fuel dispensers in the state to contain a similar disclosure notice.
SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) calls on the Legislature to support middle-class jobs by opposing the latest move to boost California’s minimum wage. Just last year, Assembly Bill 10 raised California’s minimum wage to no less than $9 per hour beginning in 2014, and $10 per hour in 2016. A new proposal on the table will increase wages to $12 per hour by 2016 and $13 per hour by 2017.
Assemblyman Jones says, “Small businesses and non-profits are coming to me left and right saying they cannot afford this wage increase for their employees. This doesn’t just hurt business owners – it’s hurting everyone.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) says concern is still warranted about Covered California hiring convicted felons. Investigative reports from January 2014 uncovered felons convicted of financial crimes were hired by California’s Healthcare Exchange, Covered California. Some of the employees were convicted of crimes such as welfare fraud, forgery, shoplifting and burglary.
Assemblyman Jones said, “Of course, people who have served their debt to society deserve a second chance, but in this day of rampant identity theft, giving someone convicted of financial crimes access to private information is like giving a burglar the keys to your home.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today warns the public about a law that went into effect January 1st that requires homecare workers and nannies to be paid overtime. Jones said, “Homecare workers and nannies are deeply passionate and caring people that work one on one with your children – your parents. Now California Democrats have opened these families up to money hungry litigants and trial attorneys. This policy will turn a family’s ability to affordable care for their loved ones on its head.”
Proposition 13, which was passed by the voters on June 6, 1978, has kept the government from taxing homeowners right of out of their homes and has created long-term stability. 36 years later, it continues …to protect us from being at the mercy of a government that has a spending problem.
Prop 13 means that there will be no wild fluctuation in property taxes, which gives each family the opportunity to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. It is estimated that Prop 13 has saved homeowners an estimated $528 billion in property taxes.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) points to the latest headlines relating to California’s failed prison “realignment”, implemented by Governor Brown and the Democrat majority in 2011. This law shifted lower level offenders from state prisons to county jails, but failed to provide the county probation offices with the means to manage the influx of new inmates. In Los Angeles County alone, nearly 2,000 criminals slipped through the cracks after not complying with their probation obligations. Jones said, “Instead of minimizing crimes and letting prisoners go free, why not work to maintain the law abiding citizen’s safety?”
SACRAMENTO, CA— Today Assemblyman Jones released a statement regarding the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in which they struck down a requirement by San Diego County that residents show “good cause” to carry a concealed firearm. Before concluding its decision, the Ninth Circuit observed:
“We are well aware that, in the judgment of many governments, the safest sort of firearm-carrying regime is one which restricts the privilege to law enforcement with only narrow exceptions. Nonetheless, “the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. . . . Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court [or ours] to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.”(McDonald v. Chicago)
SACRAMENTO – Amidst growing backlash for California’s High-Speed Rail program, Governor Brown has suggested using Cap & Trade funds to cover the failing project. Assemblyman Jones says, “Using money from the ‘cap and trade’ program that has taken millions from California companies to fund high-speed rail, are you kidding me? We’re dumping money into a high-speed rail plan that has yet to materialize. Not to mention, taking money from the cap and trade program once again to fund the state’s out-of-control spending addiction.”
Once a month I will be highlighting my version of Throwback Thursday: California’s policies of the past, be it for better or worse.
This week, let’s take a look at a bill signed by Governor Brown last year that bans all lead ammunition in California. This will place a de facto ban on hunting, because the federal government is on the brink of banning all non-lead ammunition.
Let’s call this new law what it really is – an attempt to kill California’s sportsman heritage.
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Once a month I will be highlighting my version of Throwback Thursday: California’s policies of the past, be it for better or worse.
This week, let’s take a look at Governor Brown’s failed realignment plan, which shifted thousands of lower level criminals from state prison to county jails. With the burden on local governments and additional pressure on the courts, has this really saved the state any money?
SACRAMENTO— Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee), today responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014 State of the State address, saying the Governor preached about a stimulated economy and surpluses, but forgot to mention our already high tax rates, our terrible ranking in education, and only briefly covered our ongoing list of liabilities.
“I’m surprised at the extended praise Governor Brown gave the Legislature for work accomplished in the past few years,” Jones said. “In spite of continuous attempts by Republicans over the years to pay down our wall of debt and create a rainy day fund, Democrats continued to take money from the people and spend every single dollar, and then some.”
Michelle Malkin’s latest, Tamera Mowry is not alone, is very worth the read. Check out this excerpt…
“Oriental Auntie-Tom,” “yellow woman doing the white man’s job,” “white man’s puppet,” “Manila whore” and “Subic Bay bar girl” are just a few of the printable slurs I’ve amassed over the past quarter-century. You wouldn’t believe how many Neanderthals still think they can break you by sneering “me love you long time” or “holla for a dolla.” My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, productivity, sincerity, maiden name and integrity have all been ridiculed or questioned because I happen to be a minority conservative woman happily married to a white man and the mother of two interracial children who see Mom and Dad — not Brown Mom and White Dad.
SACRAMENTO, CA— On a strict party-line vote, Democrat legislators killed legislation by Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) today that would add human trafficking, solicitation to commit murder and felony child abuse to the list of “serious crimes” in the Penal Code. Assembly Bill (AB) 1321 was defeated in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
“I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I’m not,” said Assemblyman Jones. “The Democrats are more fearful about prison overcrowding than they are of dangerous felons roaming the streets.”
SACRAMENTO – As the Legislature returns for the 2014 Session, Assemblyman Jones reflects on the misguided budget priorities of 2013 in his latest “Are You Kidding Me?” segment.
“My hope in the New Year is that our budget priorities are not centered on pet projects such as hydrogen fueling stations for only 227 cars but rather on keeping our streets safe and protecting our private property rights,” Jones said. “Later this week Governor Brown will unveil his budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year, and my hope is that more of your hard-earned dollars are saved for a rainy day rather than spent on new programs we just can’t afford.”
An open letter to my constituents about my views on the Second Amendment, as published in the Ramona Sentinel:
Dear Ramona Sentinel Readers:
In recent weeks several constituents have contacted my office informing me they are offended about comments I’ve made regarding the Second Amendment. This is an open letter to all of my constituents to share the background of my views on the Second Amendment.
SACRAMENTO – As the first year of the 2013-14 Legislative Session comes to a close, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) reflects on the necessity of Proposition 13, and condemns the Democrats for trying to chip away at this. “Proposition 13 created stability for homeowners and continues to protect them from being at the mercy of a government that has a spending problem,” Jones said. “This is worth fighting for, so join with me to make sure the Legislature upholds Proposition 13.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) responds to Governor Brown signing Assembly Bill 154, legislation that will permit nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwife or physician assistants to perform abortions.
“Permitting nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwife or physician assistants to perform abortions is dangerous for women and has nothing to do with ‘women’s health’. It’s truly disheartening and disingenuous that Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats created a law to lower the standard of care for the women under the guise of creating ‘access’.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) responds to Governor Brown signing Assembly Bill 60, legislation that will create a separate driver’s license for illegal immigrants, and mandate that businesses provide full and equal accommodations to holders of illegal immigrant licenses.
“This legislation is a piecemeal approach by California when Congress should be leading the way on this federal issue,” Jones said. “As Americans, we need to find compassionate, caring solutions to this immigration challenge. The first challenge is to secure our borders; the second challenge is to find a way for people to have legal status.”
ALPINE, CA – Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) hosted his 3rd Annual 2nd Amendment Awareness Event where a sold out group of 200 people came to support and celebrate Constitution Week. Sam Paredes, Executive Director for Gun Owners of California, also spoke about the anti-gun legislation passed by the Legislature, now awaiting signature or veto on Governor Brown’s desk.
Jones, speaking about the importance of the United States Constitution said, “The framers of the U.S. Constitution were very deliberate in crafting every word, including the 2nd Amendment. They knew that to preserve a free society, citizens like you and me would need the power to overthrow the government if that government became corrupt.”
As seen in the SD Union-Tribune:
Changes to health coverage are set to take full effect next year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Open enrollment in California starts Oct. 1 and the state agency overseeing the health-insurance exchange has been gearing up to help the uninsured learn about available options. While proponents say the overhaul is a fair, affordable way to improve health coverage, critics say the costs are too high and the plan will serve to kill jobs. Below, we hear from the con side.
To view the whole poster, please visit: http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/AD71/pdf/431-71_Jones_Poster_5396.pdf
SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) distributed a response titled “A Closer Look” at the gun deaths in California since the Newtown shooting recently cited by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles). He made a request to his colleagues to post the names of “individuals who have fallen victim to guns” on their door in memory of those who have died. Assemblyman Jones says it is time to take a “closer look” at the facts.