Category Archives: Dewey McClain

A Win-win!

Fight For $15

One of my Republican colleagues, Rep Clay Cox, has announced that he will introduce legislation next year to give employers a tax credit for providing health coverage to employees who are eligible for Medicaid.

I want to tell you that I will oppose this bill when it comes up for a vote.  I feel it is better if we increase the minimum wage to $15 so these workers can afford their company plans, instead of subsidizing businesses who don’t want to pay a living wage.  HB 315, which I introduced last year, does just that.

With Mr. Cox’s plan, we will still be subsidizing businesses who refuse to pay a decent wage in addition to their paying fewer taxes.  The state receives less revenue and everybody else has a choice to receive fewer services or accept a tax hike in some form or another.

This is lose-lose all the way around.  I encourage everybody to contact other legislators and ask them to support HB 315 which raises the minimum wage in Georgia.  Now, THAT is a win-win!

Senior Safety Night

I was honored to host the Senior Safety Event at the Bethesda Senior Center on May 11th. We had a fantastic time and gained valuable insight from two fantastic speakers from The Gwinnett County Police Department, and Gwinnett County Fire and Safety Services.

Senior Safety Event

MAY 11, 2017

Keep Yourself and Your Property Safe

Learn techniques and tips you can use to create a safe environment in and around the perimeter of your home. This event will also explore the types of crimes criminals often engage in when targeting seniors. You will learn how to spot and protect yourself against the following: Telemarketing fraud, Sweepstakes scams, Financial fraud, Internet scams, Elder abuse and Property break-ins.

Protect Yourself and Your Home from Fire

Learn how to identify the fire hazards in your home. This event will teach you how to establish an escape plan you can deploy in the event there is a fire in your home. You will also learn how to prepare your home for the four seasons.  In addition, you will learn about the types of fire safety equipment you should have in your home, and how to maintain it.

Join us from 10:00am-12:00 pm
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, or to RSVP call:
678-861-3994

 

Event Location: Bethesda Senior Center 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

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Presentation by a representative of the Gwinnett Co. Police Dept.
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Presentation by a representative of the Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services
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Question and Answer Session
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Update from Representative  Dewey McClain

SPONSORED BY:
REP. DEWEY MCCLAIN
GA HOUSE DISTRICT 100

You are invited

Join us for a fundraising reception Honoring our ”Chief Steward” in the Georgia House of Representatives HD 100

Dewey McClain

State Representative McClain has served the state of Georgia and its people as a beloved member of the Atlanta Falcons, the President of the Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council, as an Atlanta city employee with the Parks and Recreation Department for 19 years, and as the esteemed Representative from the 100th District in the Georgia Statehouse.

State Representative McClain is a tireless champion for Georgia and its citizens.

WHERE: Bullpen Rib House 735 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta
WHEN: Friday April 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30-8 pm

Call (404) 472-0028 for more information

Please make checks payable to: “Friends of Dewey McClain”

P.O. Box 1621
Lilburn, GA 30048

 

Minimum Wage

I am happy to report that I have introduced the $15 an hour minimum wage bill this week; House Bill 315.

This is good news for all working Georgians. Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 an hour but many of the state employers pay the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. In many instances workers earning these wages cannot afford the basic necessities of life and end up receiving food stamps so they can eat. This amounts to an indirect government subsidy of the firms which employ these people, is a burden on the workers and is not fair to the tax paying public.

I am always fighting for my constituents in District 100. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions. Here is my contact page from my website.

Always 100,

Rep Dewey McClain
Georgia House District 100