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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...
April 5, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff), who served as chair of the California Board of Parole Hearings for nine years, issued the following statement in reaction to a news report that the second person arrested in the deadly K Street shooting should still be in prison. “The alleged gunman should still...
March 23, 2022
Legislation that would help prevent catastrophic wildfires by limiting open fires in state park campgrounds during the fire season was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. Senate Bill 1012, by state Sens. Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) and Jim Nielsen...
March 17, 2022
Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency formally invited the Sites Project Authority to apply for a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program loan. “This is good news, especially after Senate Democrats recently killed my legislation – Senate Bill 890 – that...
March 8, 2022
As California’s precious water continues to be flushed out to sea, Democrats today killed Senate Bill 890, a measure Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) authored to secure funding to build and repair critical water infrastructure. “Another historic drought, billions in extra funding and legislative...
March 1, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) announced today that he has chosen Butte County Fire Safe Council (BCFSC) Executive Director Calli-Jane West as Senate District 4’s “2022 Woman of the Year.” “Heartfelt thanks to Calli-Jane for her passionate commitment to wildfire safety education and protection...
February 17, 2022
Senator Nielsen joined a bipartisan group of legislators in a letter urging support for Assembly Bill 1249 . AB 1249 would clarify California’s tax code to exclude certain wildfire victims from paying state taxes on compensation for damages received out of PG&E’s “Fire Victim Trust.”
February 10, 2022
After nearly two years, California remains under Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency. At a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol, Senator Nielsen joined Senate and Assembly Republicans urging the end of the emergency.