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April 12, 2016
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) proposes to restore coverage of one pair of eyeglasses provided every two years to adults who failed the DMV’s vision...
March 31, 2016
Despite warnings of a looming recession, the Legislature today passed Senate Bill 3, a measure that will raise the minimum wage in California to $15 from the current rate of $10 by 2022. The measure received bipartisan opposition.
February 16, 2016
Senate Republican lawmakers today called for a public review of the Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS), a program designed to collect guns from convicted felons and those with mental illness.
January 27, 2016
Governor Brown today announced his “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” to relax California’s prison sentencing laws. Citing rising crime rates, Senator Jim Nielsen, former Chairman of the Board of Prison Terms, criticized the Governor’s less than realistic outlook for these convicted prisoners.
January 21, 2016
Governor Brown today delivered his State of the State address to lawmakers. Senate Budget Vice Chair - Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) – issued the following statement:
December 10, 2015
Families, healthcare providers and supporters marched to the State Capitol Thursday to highlight the lack of state funding for California’s most...
October 7, 2015
Compensation for citizens who have been wrongly accused and incarcerated of a crime will now be increased from $100 to $140 a day; a welcome piece of...
October 7, 2015
The Governor today signed Senate Bill 350 (de León) into law. Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-...
September 15, 2015
State officials gathered today at the El Soldado (“The Soldier”) Memorial in the State Capitol Park to honor the sacrifices and contributions of...
September 11, 2015
Thousands of Sacramentans lined Capitol Mall Friday to honor three local childhood friends – Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone – who...