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May 27, 2021
The Democrat majority of the Senate passed a measure requiring the courts to dismiss sentence enhancements, thereby, resulting in shorter jail or prison time for convicted criminals. Senate Bill 81 (Skinner) further removes the discretion of judges and provides them no guidance when evaluating...
May 14, 2021
The state has an eye-popping cash windfall of $76 billion. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his May Revision Budget to the Legislature. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement: “To fend off his critics and make headlines, the...
April 30, 2021
On a late Friday afternoon news dump, the Newsom Administration announced they are automatically giving “good time credit” to violent offenders and second and third strikers in an effort to release them early. These polices will go into effect within hours of the announcement – Saturday, May 1...
April 24, 2021
Over a year into the pandemic, and more than a million Californians are still waiting for their benefits from the California Employment Development Department. In October of 2020, 1.6 million Californians were on a backlog. The nonpartisan state auditor’s investigation found “poor planning and...
April 22, 2021
The Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón “ fundamentally change the way the largest prosecutor’s office in the nation handles gang crime .” By reducing a top-notch prosecution team from 40 to 26 prosecutors, Gascón is seriously jeopardizing the safety...
April 13, 2021
Paradise State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) issued the following statement as the Governor held a press conference to tout his wildfire plan: “This is only a drop in the bucket to fight wildfire – simply a band aid on an open wound. “While it is encouraging that Fire Safe Councils will receive...
March 9, 2021
SACRAMENTO – The State of California is expected to receive an additional $25 billion, and Republicans want to use that surplus money to pay the billions of unpaid water, utility and internet bills. They also asked for assistance for pharmacies that are critical in the delivery of hands-on patient...
March 9, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address in Los Angeles Tuesday evening. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement: “It is unfortunate that more isn’t being done to open public schools full time – five days a week...
March 2, 2021
The Senate Budget Committee unanimously passed Assembly Bill 86, a measure to provide $6.6 billion to schools to open in-person instructions. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statements: “The divide between the haves...