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Assemblyman Jones Denounces Latest Gas Tax Gimmick

Thursday, October 9, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee), in his latest “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, denounces a recent bill signed by Governor Brown, calling on the California Transportation Commission to study options for imposing a new tax on motorists per each mile traveled. According to the Department of Finance, this study could cost taxpayers up to $20 million. Assemblyman Jones says, “This will have a devastating effect if it goes any further than just a study – people will travel less, contribute to our local economy less, but the taxpayers will pay more. What’s more, people will be forced to move into urban areas, once again disenfranchising California’s rural residents.”

Assemblyman Jones Remembers 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

It is a privilege to remember 9/11 at Arlington National Cemetary. I appreciate the sacrifice of all of America’s heroes and their families that keep our great country secure and safe. God Bless America.

Assemblyman Jones Speaks on Importance of Second Amendment – Opposition to SB 53

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Assemblyman Jones, quoting the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says, “I know there are members on this floor who misunderstand the Second Amendment and I know there are members on this floor who hate the Second Amendment, and you know what – that’s okay – you can misunderstand it, and you can hate it because that’s your First Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution given to us by our Founders.  But what you cannot do – what you do not have the authority to do - is to infringe it.”

California Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Democrats Thinking the Weight of a Plastic Bag will Change a Person’s Behavior,
“Are You Kidding Me?”

SACRAMENTO, CA – On a strict party-line vote, the State Legislature passed a bill to ban single-use plastic bags. In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) questions how replacing one type of plastic bag with another will alter someone’s shopping routine. “Banning an item is not the way to change consumer behavior,” said Assemblyman Jones. “If it looks like a plastic bag, feels like a plastic bag and replaces the current plastic bag, what do you think is going to happen? Don’t be fooled by Sacramento’s absurd thinking.”

Guiding Young Offenders through the Registration Process,
“Are You Kidding Me?”

SACRAMENTO, CA – On a strict party-line vote this week, the State Legislature passed a bill requiring Juvenile Detention Facilities to register young offenders to vote. In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) questions the intent of the bill and instead calls on the Legislature to provide an education system that compels youth to make their own decisions for their future. “Since 2012, eligible citizens of California have been able to register to vote online, making the registration process especially easy,” said Assemblyman Jones. “But this won’t change California’s woefully embarrassing turnout of only 25.1 percent this past June. Let’s be real – this is just another tactic for the liberals to move their progressive agenda forward. There are far better ways to serve our detained youth.”

Assemblyman Jones Denounces Democrats Budget Gimmicks

Thursday, August 21, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) questions why Democrats in the Legislature passed a bill removing local school districts’ ability to save money in case of an economic downturn.  Just today the majority party also blocked a Republican measure, Assembly Bill 146, which would have lifted the cap on school reserves.

“The more a school district can save, the more jobs and programs they can spare during tough financial times,” said Assemblyman Jones.  “School districts who have been able to keep a reserve have not had to strike fear into their teachers by handing out pink slips.  Not to mention, local school districts know far better where money should best be spent – or saved – not Sacramento!”

Assemblyman Jones Questions Democrats for Killing Food Stamp Fraud Protection Bill

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

Assemblyman Jones Stands Up for Employee Flexibility Rights

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

Assemblyman Jones Denounces Democrat Budget Priorities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

Bill Providing Consumer Transparency at the Pump Passes First Legislative Hurdle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

Assemblyman Jones Calls on Legislature to Support Middle-Class Jobs

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

Assemblyman Jones Concerned with Reports of Covered California Hiring Felons

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

Assemblyman Jones Warns Public to Keep Track of Nanny Overtime Hours

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

 

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.”

 

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#ThrowbackThursday @AsmBrianJones

Thursday, February 27, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

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Assemblyman Jones Denounces Realignment’s Latest Failure

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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?”

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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)

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Assemblyman Jones Addresses Governor Brown’s Cap & Trade Fund Shift Proposal

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

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#ThrowbackThursday

Thursday, January 30, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

Continue to follow my Throwback Thursday series by following me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Introducing @asmbrianjones #throwbackthursday

Thursday, January 23, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Are you a social media guru? Have you posted a picture for #throwbackthursday?

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? 

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Jones Responds to Governor Brown’s State of the State Address

Thursday, January 23, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

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Malkin: “Love knows no color”

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

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.

Democrats Kill Public Safety Measure to Add Crimes to the List of “Serious Felonies”

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

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Assemblyman Jones Reflects on Misguided Budget Priorities of 2013

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.”

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Second Amendment Views

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

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.

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