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Newsom Administration Increases Efforts to Release More Violent Criminals
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...
ADVISORY: Proposal to Implement State Auditor Recommendations to Fix EDD up in Senate Labor Monday
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...
Senator Jim Nielsen Blasts LA District Attorney George Gascón
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...
Governor’s Wildfire Funding Not Enough
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...
Republicans Push for Forgiveness of Water, Gas, Electricity & Internet Debts with State's $25 billion Bonus
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...
GOP Budget Vice Chair: Open Public Schools Full Time & Fix EDD
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...
Republican Lawmaker: Important to Open Public Schools
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...
Republican Lawmakers Introduce Solutions to Fix Disastrous EDD to Better Serve Californians
February 26, 2021
SACRAMENTO - Riddled with systemic mismanagement, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is failing miserably at its mission to serve the people of California in their most crucial time of need. EDD’s negligence and lack of protection against fraud cost taxpayers billions that could...
Public Deserves More Information on Contracting Process & Funding with Third Party Vaccine Administrators
February 4, 2021
Providing few details, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Blue Shield of California will take over the state’s struggling distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. Kaiser Permanente has agreed to serve in a supporting role. With no contracts available for review, the public is left in the dark with...
Senate Republicans to Governor Newsom: Public Deserves Transparency in Contract with Vaccine Distributor
January 27, 2021
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and Government Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson said Tuesday that the state was evaluating many parties to be the Third Party Administrator to oversee the allocation of vaccines. However, no information regarding a contract or a...
Senate Budget Vice Chair to Governor Newsom: Do Better for Small, Poor Counties with Funding & Vaccine Distribution
January 22, 2021
Following Governor Newsom’s Administration’s discrimination of small counties in its funding to fight the Coronavirus , it is now revealed that his Administration is shortchanging rural counties in the distribution of the life-saving vaccines. Attached is a copy of the letter Senator Jim Nielsen (R...
Budget Priorities: Reopen Schools, Help Small Businesses & Fix EDD to Aid the Unemployed
January 8, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his $ 227.2 billion budget proposal. The state is unexpectedly receiving between $15* billion to $26** billion in additional one-time revenue. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement...
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