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September 11, 2021
Senator Nielsen commemorates the 20 th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack in the Senate Chambers.
September 8, 2021
Today we remember the 16 lives lost in the North Complex Fire that raged through the communities of Berry Creek and Feather Falls in Butte County.
August 27, 2021
Seven months after the state auditor recommended an overhaul of California’s unemployment benefits system, a bill to speed up action on the changes by the state Employment Development Department fizzled Thursday when it was sidelined by lawmakers in a partisan dispute. The measure by state Sen. Jim...
August 26, 2021
Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, issued the following statement after Democrat lawmakers effectively killed his Senate Bill 232, which would have helped fix the gross mismanagement of the Employment Development Department (EDD): “Governor Newsom and the Democrat-controlled Legislature don’t have...
August 26, 2021
Congratulations to the following State Parks’ Boating and Waterways Division grant and loan recipients in Senate District 4! The nearly $3 million in funding will help enhance boating access, improve boater education and safety, reduce boating impacts on the environment and prevent the spread of...
August 19, 2021
Sen. Nielsen issued the following statement regarding the indefinite postponement of a joint legislative hearing on the mismanagement of the Employment Development Department (EDD) scheduled for Aug. 24: “There are hundreds of thousands of Californians struggling to put food on the table and keep a...
August 5, 2021
When it comes to spending on water infrastructure to enhance water supply, protect farmers’ livelihoods and provide safe and affordable drinking water to California’s nearly 40 million residents, this state has flubbed it repeatedly. Californians desperately need Gov. Gavin Newsom to step up and be...
July 23, 2021
Senate Republicans believe in a #SaferCA. When Democrat Senate Bill 300 was being considered in the Capitol that would reduce sentences for murderers, my Senate Republican colleagues and I stood up for families and crime victims.
June 30, 2021
Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, today announced his Senate Bill 79 was signed into law, enabling Colusa and Glenn Counties to continue receiving monthly Highway User Tax Account (HUTA) money to fund the maintenance and preservation of their county roads. SB 79 brings much-needed relief to Colusa...