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Assemblyman Jones: Putting a Stop to Independent Mausoleums Protects North Country Families, Taxpayers

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that his legislation to place a moratorium on independent mausoleums and columbariums passed the Assembly (A.5784-B). “Mausoleums can be a beautiful way to lay a loved one to rest,” Jones said. “But...

Assemblyman Jones: Eliminating Wage Tip Credit Only Hurts North Country Economy

For the last 20 years, Jenilee Gillespie has enjoyed making people smile and providing them with good service and she takes pride in being a restaurant server. Jenilee is currently a server at Michigan’s Plus, a well-established restaurant in the city...

Assemblyman Jones Urges Schneiderman to Donate Campaign Funds to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

“I urge former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to donate his millions in unspent campaign contributions to organizations spearheading the fight against domestic violence. Given the allegations of abuse and assault that have come to light, these funds...

Assemblyman Jones Invites Teens and Their Families to Take Arrive Alive Pledge

With prom season approaching, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) is encouraging parents and teens to take the Arrive Alive pledge together to ensure teens can get to and from their destinations safely on prom night. The pledge asks teens to promise...

Assemblyman Jones: Legislation Returns Control of Teacher Evaluations to North Country School Districts

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to improve teacher evaluations by uncoupling them from standardized testing and returning control to local school districts passed the Assembly A.10475. The measure recognizes...

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