State Senator Burt Jones says Milledgeville, Baldwin unification ‘up to the people’

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Milledgeville city council members want to make sure they’re represented when state lawmakers meet next week. 

Leaders ate lunch with state Senator Burt Jones (R-District 25) to talk transportation, what will happen to Central State Hospital, and the likelihood of the city and Baldwin County merging. 

Jones says a vote on unification should be up to the people. 

“I’m not for or against it because I don’t have a vote in it when it gets on a ballot. So letting the people decide on the future of their community is something that I think they’re the same ones who put you in office, so you better trust their judgment,” Jones said. 

If a unification bill is introduced this year, Jones says he and State Representative Rusty Kidd will carry it. The lawmakers adds it’s their responsibility to see it through. 

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