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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...
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...