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Nominate an Exceptional Woman In The Community!

By   /  February 22, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

One of the greatest privileges as your State Senator is recognizing outstanding leaders in the community. Every year, each Senator and Assemblymember selects a “Woman of Year” to recognize in honor of Women’s History Month, which occurs in March this year. I am currently looking for nominees of remarkable women in our community to honor as […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Introduces Cost Of Living Reduction Act

By   /  February 21, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Measure will pull the plug on unfair income-based utility charge Sacramento. CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) announces the introduction of the Cost of Living Reduction Act, Senate Bill 1326, which would repeal the unfair law authorizing an income-based charge on electrical bills. Click here for the bill’s fact sheet and here for the petition in support […]

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Leader Jones Commends Law Enforcement for Major Fentanyl Bust 

By   /  February 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the felony arrest of a fentanyl drug trafficker and seizure of 720,000 fentanyl pills in Alpine, located in Leader Jones’s district. “Today’s seizure of 720,000 fentanyl pills (158.5 pounds!) is a monumental victory for public safety. By removing these lethal substances […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones & Senator Alvarado-Gil Introduce Bipartisan Measure To Protect Communities From Sexually Violent Predators 

By   /  February 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil (D-Jackson) announce the introduction of the bipartisan Senate Bill 1074, called the “Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act” (SAFE Act). Click here for SB 1074 factsheet and here for the petition in support of the bill.  “The SAFE Act is designed to protect our […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Congratulates Senate Pro Tem McGuire, Highlights Bipartisanship 

By   /  February 6, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Thanks Senate Pro Tem Emeritus Atkins for her leadership  Sacramento, CA- Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued this statement following the swearing-in ceremony of Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) as the 52nd Senate President Pro Tempore:  “Mike and I have a long positive history of working together for a better California. While we differ in some viewpoints and […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones, Senator Blakespear And Others Announce Bill: Compassionately Clear Homeless Ecampments

By   /  February 3, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Jones, Senator Blakespear, Influencer Ricci Wynne, and others announce bipartisan bill to compassionately clear homeless encampments. WHO?             WHAT?            Jones is announcing the introduction of the bipartisan Senate Bill 1011, which aims to take the City of San Diego’s “Unsafe Camping Ordinance” statewide.                WHERE?       Press Room in the Swing Space Building – 1021 […]

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Senate Republicans to Governor Newsom: California Needs Fiscal Responsibility

By   /  January 11, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Vice Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Senator Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) offered their reaction to Governor Newsom’s 2024-2025 budget proposal: “Today the governor had his usual surplus of words to weave his way through a deficit of dollars,” said Senator Niello. “I’m glad that […]

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Leader Jones Urges Governor to Save over $4 Billion

By   /  January 11, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

By Freezing Undocumented Immigrant Medi-Cal Expansion in the Midst of a $68 Billion Deficit Sacramento, CA – In response to California’s staggering $68 billion budget deficit, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) is urging Governor Newsom and Democrat lawmakers to enact an 18-month freeze on the expansion of Medi-Cal for undocumented immigrants aged 26-49. This strategic […]

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Progressive Democrats’ Bad Crime Reform Results in Emboldened Criminals, Lawlessness

By   /  December 14, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Leader Jones Nicknames California as ‘CRIMEafornia’ Sacramento, CA – In the face of progressive Democrats’ intransigence in dealing with the problems created by Proposition 47, California Senate Republicans delivered a letter requesting the Little Hoover Commission (LHC) to study the problem of rampant retail theft in California, how Prop. 47 (2014) enables it, and provide recommended solutions. The LHC […]

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More Money Thrown at High-Speed Rail as it Heads Off Track

By   /  December 11, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senate Minority Leader Jones Provides Reaction as Billions More Allocated, Calls to Defund It Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) expressed deep concern and frustration over the continued mismanagement and failure of the high-speed rail project in the state, as federal officials highlight additional funding allocations for it. “The Biden-Harris Administration […]

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Leader Jones Visits California-Mexico Border on Bipartisan Tour

By   /  December 7, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Jones Calls to Close the Border to New Migrants Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) visited the California-Mexico border amidst a growing crisis that continues to strain San Diego County and the nation. Jones was joined by San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson (Alpine) and the Chief of Staff for Senator Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas). San […]

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Senator Jones California is Burning Under Gavin’s Leadership

By   /  November 30, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

We have crises: High Costs of Living, Homelessness, Crime  Sacramento, CA -As Governor Newsom prepares to take the national stage today, California Senate Republicans take offense that he continues to paint a rosy picture of the Golden State. Under his leadership, California is failing as a result of legislative Democrats’ misguided policies and families are feeling the […]

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California Senate Republicans Continue Fighting Against Utility Income-Based Fixed Charge

By   /  November 28, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Letter invites governor to collaborate on fixing flawed law that will increase utility costs as early as July 2024 Sacramento. CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus delivered an urgent letter to Governor Newsom requesting that he join the caucus and 23 Democrat lawmakers to repeal, or substantially […]

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Governor Newsom Heeds Senate Minority Leader Jones’s Calls for Veto of Bad Bills

By   /  October 19, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – After receiving requests from Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R-San Diego), Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed six bad bills sent to him by California Democrat legislators.  “I urged the governor to veto several bad bills passed by the Legislature this year and I thank him for listening to my requests,” said Leader Jones. “I’m always glad […]

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Senators Jones and Grove Urge Veto of Discriminatory SB 403

By   /  October 6, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Hindu community remains divided with many in opposition to the measure Sacramento.CA -Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) are calling on the governor to veto Senate Bill 403 (Wahab), a discriminatory bill that will not only target and racially profile South Asian Californians, but will put other California residents and businesses at risk and jeopardize […]

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Grand Opening – Senator Brian Jones’s Scripps Ranch Office Wednesday Evening

By   /  October 2, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Open House Celebration with Hundreds Expected to Attend WHO?  Senator Brian Jones (R-San Diego), Local Schools, Restaurants, Non-profits, Community Groups, and Residents of Senate District 40 (North and East San Diego County, and the City of San Diego). WHAT? A grand opening and legislative open house of Senator Jones’s new Scripps Ranch Office. The celebration, hosted by Senator […]

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Leader Jones Requests Veto of Measure That Would Increase SUV and Minivan Fees 

By   /  September 18, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Californians agree that AB 251 is “basically a family tax” Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) sent a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to veto Assembly Bill 251 (Ward, D-San Diego), a measure that aims to increase fees for SUV and mini-van drivers. Click here to read the letter. “AB 251 is another scheme to squeeze money […]

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Leader Jones Urges Gov. Newsom – Veto SB 81 That Would Release More Violent Criminals Earlier

By   /  September 14, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SB 81 Would Put One Senator’s Wishful Thinking Over that of the Parole Board & Governor Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) is calling on the governor to veto Senate Bill 81 (D-Skinner, Berkeley), which would force the courts to review and reverse the parole board’s and governor’s decisions to deny parole unless specific evidentiary conditions […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Urges “Friendly Veto” Of Measure Legalizing Psychedelics

By   /  September 11, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SB 58 would decriminalize wide open use of hallucinogens Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) sent a letter to Governor Newsom urging a “friendly veto” of Senate Bill 58 (Wiener, D-San Francisco). If not vetoed, SB 58 will decriminalize the personal use of specified hallucinogens for people over age 21 starting in January 2025. You can […]

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Leader Jones Requests Update From Pro Tem Atkins on Fentanyl “Workgroup”

By   /  September 1, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – With just two weeks left in the 2023 legislative session, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) delivered a letter to Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) requesting an official update about the supposed fentanyl “workgroup” launched earlier this year. Leader Jones also urges Democrat lawmakers to pass critical legislation that will help combat the […]

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