News From Rep. Jones

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) issued the following statement:

“The governor spoke tonight about his accomplishments and the progress Michigan has made. However, too many people are still struggling to make ends meet and not enjoying the quality of life they deserve. I hope that this year, we will pursue policies that support more and better jobs, helping to...

State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) attended tonight’s State of the State address with his guest, Army National Guard 2nd Lt. George Croom, primary intelligence officer for the 210th Military Police Battalion, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.
Monday, January 22, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) announced his support for a resolution aiming to bring awareness to human trafficking in Michigan. The resolution, which names January 2018 Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the state of Michigan was recently adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives. The adoption of the resolution coincides with stepped up efforts to combat human trafficking in the Metro Detroit area during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) voted in favor of legislation that preserves retired police and firefighter health care while helping local governments deal with their financial obligations. House Democrats stood united with first responders, forcing House leadership to abandon a proposal that threatened drastic cuts to first responders’ retirement benefits.

“As a member of the Inkster Auxiliary Police Department, I have an understanding of the difficulties and dangers our first responders face every...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Civil Service Commission adopted new rules that severely limit Michigan civil service workers’ ability to negotiate job protections such as seniority, recall rights and the ability to negotiate grievances. In response, state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) issued the following statement:

“I am extremely disappointed in the Civil Service Commission’s action today to strip state employees of the right to bargain over such issues as overtime, seniority and more. An efficient...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) urged his constituents and fellow community members to continue standing in solidarity with the city of Charlottesville, Va., after the white supremacist rally and counter-protest that left one person dead and several others injured.

“While it is important to condemn the hateful and violent actions that took place over the weekend — and I’m glad to see members of both parties doing just that — we must also...