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August 30, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats killing his proposal today to fully fund and build Sites Reservoir: “Here they go again. Senate Democrats need to get their heads screwed on straight. For the second time this year, they have killed...
August 29, 2022
By Jim Nielsen | Orange County Register PUBLISHED : August 28, 2022 at 11:56 a.m. | UPDATED: August 28, 2022 at 11:56 a.m. This is my final season in California’s Legislature. My final budget. It’s bittersweet. In mydecades representing the people in the state Assembly and Senate, I’ve seen a...
July 28, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) and Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) have helped secured $75 million in the state budget to modernize agricultural facilities and equipment across four California State University Campuses, including Chico State. “These land-grant...
June 22, 2022
Senator Nielsen joined his Senate Republican colleagues in a letter urging the governor to Veto SB 357, which would repeal existing criminal statutes pertaining to loitering with intent to engage in prostitution, as well as directing or supervising an individual engaged in loitering with intent to...
June 15, 2022
The state budget approved by lawmakers earlier this week failed to include immediate gas price relief for Californians who are paying the highest prices in the nation. Legislative Republicans have been advocating for a gas tax suspension that would save consumers 51 cents per gallon. The Democrats...
June 8, 2022
Today, on California Nonprofits Day , Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, honored Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 582 of Butte County as the “2022 Nonprofit of the Year” for Senate District 4 at the State Capitol. “The services and support VVA 582 provides our Vietnam veterans are vital and...
June 2, 2022
Senate Budget Vice Chair Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, issued the following statement today in response to the Senate and Assembly Democrat budget deal that was negotiated without Republican lawmakers’ input. “California’s Democrat lawmakers have gone off the cliff. They have absolutely...
May 13, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s revised 2022-23 State Budget proposal: “It’s nice we have extra revenue, but we have to be careful with how we spend it. We absolutely should not create new, future funding obligations. Budget...
May 4, 2022
Fresno State has honored Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) with a 2022 Top Dog Alumni Award. The Top Dog awards recognize a select group of accomplished Fresno State alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored Fresno...
April 22, 2022
Senate Concurrent Resolution 87, which Senator authored, recognizes Enrolled Agents (EAs) for their valuable work in California in helping taxpayers comply with the tax code by resolving that April 15 is EA Day. EAs have been at the forefront of effective tax administration working together with...
April 14, 2022
In a joint letter , Senator Nielsen joined members of the Senate and Assembly Republican Caucuses in California urging the withdrawal of pending regulations which would make the expansion of early release credits permanent for felons in the state.
April 7, 2022
The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is pleased to announce that Senate Bill 1363 , sponsored by APAPA and known as the K-12 AAPI History Bill, has passed out of the Senate Education Committee. The K-12 AAPI History Bill has earned bipartisan support and passed out...