Carl and Darrell — How about a tour?

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Carl and Darrell, Since both of you have officially entered the race for Congress, I wanted to offer to show you around a little bit. How about a tour? The communities of 50th Congressional District represent much more than just an opportunity to run for Congress! Ours are hard working, God fearing families who love the outdoors and don’t mind getting …

Jones announces campaign for Congress

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State Senator pledges to provide “Trusted, Conservative Leadership” Press Release State Senator Brian Jones announced that he will seek election to the US House of Representatives in California’s 50th District, the seat currently represented by Duncan D. Hunter. “I am entering the race for Congress to provide a trusted, conservative voice for the people of this district. “I am the …

Mandating electronic purchase receipts ignores privacy and digital deserts (East County Californian)

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Democrats claim to respect our right to privacy, but with his bill to mandate “electronic purchase receipts,” the Assemblymember from San Francisco is trying to force every Californian to give up yet another very large chunk of our digital privacy. Assembly Bill 161 was introduced at a press conference with a truly disrespectful visual of a staff person wearing a …

DMV in need of major repairs (Poway News Chieftain)

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This op-ed was originally published in Poway News Chieftain on Apr. 18, 2019: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/opinion/story/2019-04-12/jones-dmv-in-need-of-major-repairs As a parting gift to Gov. Gavin Newsom, outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown asked the California Department of Finance, Office of State Audits and Evaluations to “Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Department of Motor Vehicles’ current operations and make recommendations to improve its practices and enhance …

Jones and other Senate Republicans author measure condemning Newson’s hypocrisy on the death penalty

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Senators Brian Jones (R-Santee), Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County), Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 38, which condemns Governor Gavin Newsom for giving a blanket reprieve to all 737 inmates on death row. “Governor Newsom’s actions are hypocritical and unconstitutional,” said Jones. “He made multiple commitments during his campaign that …

Pointing fingers will not reform bad policies; changing priorities will (Fallbrook and Bonsall Village News)

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This op-ed was originally published in the Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News on Mar. 28, 2019: https://www.villagenews.com/story/2019/03/28/opinion/pointing-fingers-will-not-reform-bad-policies-changing-priorities-will/55746.html Sen. Brian W. Jones Another horrific story from the Sanctuary State of California is yet another reason for Senate Bill 54 supporters to understand the fatal flaw in this ill-advised law imposed on California by majority Democrats. According to local law enforcement, Carlos …

Are You Kidding Me? – DMV

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In light of ongoing discoveries of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)’s problems, Senator Brian Jones released the latest “Are You Kidding Me?” video, which highlights the Secretary of State’s failure to pause the launch of the new Motor Voter program that started last year. Jones points out that with 800,000 new registrations, the DMV has made 105,000 voter registration …

Senator Jones Releases Next “Are You Kidding Me?” Video to Fight Text Tax

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To protect Californians from future attempts to tax text messages, Senator Brian Jones released the latest video in his popular “Are You Kidding Me?” series which highlights Assemblymember Kevin Kiley’s AB 162 that Jones has co-authored. This bill would prohibit the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from collecting any revenue on communications classified as an information service by the Federal …

Don’t investigate mystery charge, investigate gas taxes instead (La Mesa Courier)

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This op-ed was originally published in La Mesa Courier:https://lamesacourier.com/dont-investigate-mystery-charge-investigate-gas-taxes-instead/ By Sen. Brian Jones I’ll keep this simple: Why are California’s gas prices almost a dollar more than almost anywhere else in the country? Because of all the laws, regulations and taxes that the Democratic majority have added onto the price of fuel. Recently, 19 Democrat legislators sent a letter to …

Senator Jones Responds to Governor Newsom’s First State of the State Address

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State Capitol – Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) on Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address: “On the Border – The Governor rightly claimed that illegal border crossings are at a historic low. But instead of simply saying thank you to our federal government, he ratchets up the political rhetoric making a show of recalling our California National Guard and …

Opinion: Democrat Bill Thwarts Prop. 57, Lets Budding Psychopaths Off Easy (Times of San Diego)

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This op-ed was originally published on Times of San Diego, https://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/2019/02/11/democratic-bill-thwarts-prop-57-lets-budding-psychopaths-off-easy/. By Sen. Brian Jones Californians passed Proposition 57 in 2016. Among other things, it established that juvenile criminals, no matter their crime, would only be tried as adults by order of a judge after a fitness hearing. The prosecutor must petition the court and a judge to provide a hearing during …

Brian Jones’ 2016 Ballot Recommendations

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Mason — With tomorrow being Election Day, I’ve received many questions regarding who I was supporting for various local offices and whether I was supporting or opposing certain local and state ballot initiatives. Should you have any questions about these decisions, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Candidates President of the United States – Donald Trump US Senate – …

Assemblyman Jones Re-Appointed Republican Caucus Chair

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Incoming Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes announced that he has appointed Assemblyman Brian Jones to serve as Assembly Republican Caucus Chair, a position Jones previously held from 2012-13. “Assemblyman Jones has the experience, vision, and leadership ability that will serve our caucus well,” said Mayes. “Brian is well-respected for his relationships both inside and outside the capitol, his previous leadership …

Assemblyman Jones Discredits California’s Environmental Agenda

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today released an “Are You Kidding Me?” segment discrediting the Democrat’s environmental agenda. In light of recent news that Governor Brown will sign SB 350, which will require California to get 50 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2030, Assemblyman Jones is disappointed that small scale solar will not count towards the …

Measure to Support “Made in America” Labeling Signed by Governor Brown

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation to allow manufacturers to label their products “Made in America” if no more than 10% of the final product is made outside of the United States was signed into law by Governor Brown.  Senate Bill 633, authored by Senator Hill (D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties) and Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee), changes California’s 100% “Made in America” labeling standard …

Assemblyman Jones Discusses Low Voter Turnout

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SACRAMENTO, CA – In this week’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) discusses California’s low voter turnout and the importance of every vote. According to a recent Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) survey, 67 percent of those polled had little to no trust in the state government. “Many voters feel that their vote simply doesn’t matter anymore,” …

Assemblyman Jones Supports Repeal of “Last-In, First-Out” Approach to California’s Teachers

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Firing Great Teachers, “Are You Kidding Me?” SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today released an “Are You Kidding Me?” segment in support of Assembly Bill 1044 (Baker) that would repeal the “last-in, first-out” method for hiring teachers in California schools. Under California’s “last-in, first out” policy, school administrators are forced to lay off their most recent hiring when faced …

Assemblyman Jones Reflects on Freedom as America Celebrates Independence Day

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today released an “Are You Kidding Me?” segment reflecting on the freedoms we have as Americans as Independence Day approaches. According to the First in Freedom Index, based on state fiscal policy, education, regulations, and health care, California ranks 48th, making it one of the least free states in the country. Assemblyman Jones says, …

Assemblyman Jones Calls on Democrats to Fast Track Water Projects

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Democrats Forcing Californians to Reduce Shower Times, “Are You Kidding Me?” SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today released an “Are You Kidding Me?” segment highlighting the misplaced priorities of Legislative Democrats regarding the water crisis. In November 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, the water bond, which allocated $7.5 billion to various water projects throughout the state including $2.7 …