A Message From Jan

Fulton County State Reps File Suit Against Fulton County Commission for Property Tax Rate Increase

Fulton County State Reps File Suit Against Fulton County Commission for Property Tax Rate Increase

ATLANTA— Six Fulton County state representatives and one former state representative  announced... READ MORE >>

AJC Opinion Piece by Jan Jones regarding ObamaCare

Georgians can be proud of their generosity towards the vulnerable and needy of our state.  Individuals, churches, non-profits and governments dig deep to give relief to the less fortunate.

In... READ MORE >>

Rep. Jan Jones Authors House Bill 990

Below are remarks Rep. Jones prepared to present HB 990 on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives and to respond to questions. 

Governor Deal signed HB 990 on April... READ MORE >>

Largest Budget Categories

I prepared a one-page snapshot of the Georgia budget to give you perspective on how your tax dollars are spent.

http://www.janjonesforgeorgia.com/downloads/Largest_State_Budget_Categories.pdf

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Fulton County – 2013 Legislation

Fulton County – 2013 Legislation
 
By Representative Jan Jones
Speaker Pro Tem

The message to Fulton County residents is clear: Our county needs reform.

In response,... READ MORE >>

Dear Fulton: Cut Your Waste

Fulton County – 2013 Legislation
 
By Representative Jan Jones
Speaker Pro Tem

The message to Fulton County residents is clear: Our county needs reform.

In response,... READ MORE >>

Dear Fulton: Cut Your Waste

Dear Fulton: Cut Your Waste
 By Jan Jones
Speaker Pro Tem
Georgia House of Representatives

Note: An abbreviated version of the following editorial appeared in the Friday, 3/22... READ MORE >>

Great Budget and Legislative Year for Public Schools by Brooks Coleman

Great Budget and Legislative Year for Public Schools

by Rep.... READ MORE >>

2013 Legislative Blog Update 3/6/13

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2013 Legislative Blog Update 2/28/13

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2013 Legislative Blog Update 2/5/13

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HB 264: MARTA Legislative Reform

HB 264: MARTA Legislative Reform

 Section... READ MORE >>

Chief Justice Carol Hunstein's remarks for State of the Judiciary

2013 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS  THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE  CAROL HUNSTEIN

SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA
February 7, 2013, 11 a.m.
House Chambers, State Capitol


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2013 Legislative Preview

.Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for the privilege to represent your interests in the Georgia General Assembly. It is a tremendous responsibility that I take seriously.

I was... READ MORE >>

Governor Deal's State of the State Remarks

Deal: Focus on foundations that strengthen Georgia

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, Members of the General Assembly,... READ MORE >>

Governor Deal's Remarks as prepared for Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Deal: 'Free' health care will cause a crunch

Members of the Georgia Chamber, Lieutenant Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, state legislators, elected officials, judges, justices,... READ MORE >>

Proposed New Fulton County Delegation Rules

PROPOSED NEW RULES OF THE FULTON COUNTY HOUSE DELEGATION
   
ARTICLE I

ORGANIZATION

Section 1: Membership.  The membership... READ MORE >>

Speaker Pro Tem Acceptance Comments

PRO TEM ELECTION ACCEPTANCE COMMENTS

Thank you for allowing me to serve you as Speaker Pro Tem of the People’s House.  I value your support, friendship and commitment to... READ MORE >>

Georgia Snapshot: Ten years ago and now.

Click here to download the Georgia Snapshot Spreadsheet.
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Charter Schools Give Students Opportunities

Charter Schools Give Students Opportunities
By Jan Jones
As a mother of four children currently enrolled in or graduates of Fulton County Schools, I care deeply about public education in my... READ MORE >>

Early Voting Begins

 
Early Voting Begins
 
Statewide early voting begins today. Locations for North Fulton are listed below. Remember to vote early!

GA... READ MORE >>

What are the facts about the charter school referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot?

Georgia Charter School Referendum Information
August 2012

- The constitutional amendment on the November ballot would provide Georgia with the same ability to authorize state charter... READ MORE >>

How are state-authorized public charter schools funded?

The proposed constitutional amendment ensures state charter schools will not take local tax dollars from existing, traditional public school systems either directly or indirectly. The total funding for... READ MORE >>

May/June Results from Constituent Newsletter Reply Card

Thank you to the many constituents that filled out a Reply Card from my May newsletter and mailed it back with answers to questions of interest to House District 46.

House District 46 covers... READ MORE >>

Q & A on HB 797 and HR 1162

House Resolution 1162 and House Bill 797
Q & A

Why does Georgia need a constitutional amendment on public education this year?


A divided 4-3 Georgia Supreme Court... READ MORE >>

The Rest of the Story on School Systems Cuts

Here is an evaluation performed following AJC articles regarding proposed teacher and teacher salary reductions and class size increases by Gwinnett and Atlanta Public Schools.  It demonstrates that even... READ MORE >>

News Summaries on School Board Scandals

News Summaries on School Board Scandals

1. “Leasing ends up costing millions” – Gwinnett County, AJC on June 12, 2011

    In June of 2011, the AJC continued their reports on Gwinnett... READ MORE >>

House Bill 797 gains final passage

Legislation passed today, HB 797, spelling out how state charter schools will be authorized and funded if a constitutional amendment, HR 1162, is approved in November.

The bill, that I authored, and an explanation that I wrote are posted below.
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House Bill 797 gains final passage - explanation of bill

HB 797 – Charter Schools

HB 797 spells out how HR 1162 would be implemented if Georgia voters approve the constitutional amendment in November.

HB 797 carefully... READ MORE >>

Important legislation for residents of new north Fulton cities

House Bill 990 received final passage yesterday and is headed to Governor Deal's desk.  I authored the legislation to wrap up... READ MORE >>

Gwinnett Tech Satellite Campus in North Fulton approved in FY 2013 budget

 

Project:  North Fulton Satellite Campus

Project Type:  Renovation

Total Square Footage:  259,136

Number of Student Served:  10,000 to 12,000 individuals annually... READ MORE >>

HR 1162 Q & A

House Resolution 1162
Q & A


Why does Georgia need a constitutional amendment on public education this year?

A 4-3 Georgia Supreme... READ MORE >>

Consitutional Amendment for Charter Schools and the Georgia Supreme Court Decision

I introduced HR 1162 last week, a constitutional amendment to allow state or local authorization of charter schools and provide for adequate funding. Parental influence and a classroom teacher are the... READ MORE >>

Making Georgia More Attractive for Businesses Editorial- 4-26-2011

Making Georgia more attractive for businesses to expand jobs or locate here dominated the state legislature's agenda during the recently concluded session.

We walked into the Capital each... READ MORE >>

Registration for Golf Tournament - 4-22-2011

REGISTRATION FORM
Speaker Pro Tem Golf Tournament
Monday, May 23 – Atlanta National Golf Club
350 Tournament Players Drive
Milton, Georgia 30004

Registration table open:... READ MORE >>

Jan Jones Golf Tournament - 4-22-11

You are invited to join

Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones

for a Golf Tournament at

Atlanta National Golf Club
750 Tournament Players Drive Milton, Georgia 30004 READ MORE >>

Madam Speaker Pro Tem: Jan Jones moving up state GOP ladder

Madam Speaker Pro Tem: Jan Jones moving up state GOP ladder
Intelligence, drive, purpose fuel Jones’ rise to top echelon

by Hatcher Hurd

January 24, 2011

MILTON –... READ MORE >>

Freedom is not free

Freedom is not free.  I occasionally have to remind myself, even as the daughter of a career solider. Our young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan are living proof that our precious freedom is not... READ MORE >>

Comments on Fiscal Year 2012 budget

Dear Constituents:

Here is information for context on the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which the House voted on last Friday.  The budget will continue to undergo medication before it is finalized. ... READ MORE >>

What Tax Reform legislation means - and doesn't mean

Dear Constituents:

I want to clarify what led to the introduction of House Bill 385, what it means and what it does not mean.

In 2010, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 1405,... READ MORE >>

Commentary by Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Commentary – Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Tax Reform Council Delivers a Promising Package

By E. Frank Stephenson

When Georgia’s Special Council on Tax Reform and... READ MORE >>

My Remarks on the Immigration Bill, House Bill 87

I rise today in support of House Bill 87.

We are a generous country and state.  The U.S. has welcomed more legal immigrants for each of the last 30 years than the rest of the entire world combined.... READ MORE >>

Teach for America

George F. Will

Teach for America: Letting the cream rise


"I knew college students would do it - I had just been a college student." What... READ MORE >>

Hope Is Here to Stay

                                      HOPE IS HERE TO STAY

As a parent of four children, two who received HOPE in college and two currently in high school, I’ve seen firsthand... READ MORE >>

House Resolution and Senate Resolution to Re-Create Milton County

House Resolutions 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35 were introduced in the House today and signed by Rep. Harry Geisinger, Rep. Jan Jones, Rep. Chuck Martin, Rep. Tom Rice, Rep. Lynne Riley, Rep. Joe Wilkinson... READ MORE >>

The Facts on Re-Creating Milton County

- The advocates to re-create Milton County want smaller, more responsive government, closer to the people.  More than leaving Fulton County, they want to eliminate a government that is too expensive,... READ MORE >>

First Day of Session

I am deeply humbled to be re-elected Speaker Pro Tem of the Georgia House by a vote of 142-7.

It was an honor to be a part... READ MORE >>

Govt should keep promises. Remove the toll booths.

December 17, 2010

Mr. Rudy Bowen, Chairman
State Transportation Board
Georgia Department of Transportation
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA... READ MORE >>

Letter regarding repeal of Georgia 400 Tolls

December 17, 2010

Mr. Rudy Bowen, Chairman
State Transportation Board
Georgia Department of Transportation
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA... READ MORE >>

What I Learned at the Education Barricades - from WSJ this weekend.

What I Learned at the Education Barricades
By:  Joel Klein

Over the past eight years, I've been privileged to serve as chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the nation's... READ MORE >>