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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...
Shutdown Furthers Economic and Education Disparities among Californians
December 3, 2020
Today, without data Governor Gavin Newsom ordered another shutdown picking winners and losers. Unfortunately, it appears that the losers will be children in public schools and the working class. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement: “Shutting down the state again will only...
Governor Must Direct EDD to Pay Hard Working Californians, NOT Murders, Rapists, Child Molesters
November 24, 2020
According to The Los Angeles Times , California prison inmates, including murderers on death row like Scott Peterson, have received $140 million in unemployment benefits while a huge backlog of legitimate claims remain unprocessed. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), former Chair of the Board of Prison...
Governor: Curfew for All except some Bay Area Counties
November 19, 2020
Today, Californians living in “Purple Tier” counties were told to comply with a draconian curfew from 10pm to 5am. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement: “It concerns me that the Governor has an ever-changing policy that attempts to dictate our way of life and commerce. It...
Senate Budget Vice Chair Jim Nielsen Reacts to LAO's Forecast of $26 Billion in One-time Surplus
November 18, 2020
California is predicted to receive $26 billion more than anticipated according to today’s report by the non-partisan Legislative Analyst. Republican Senator, Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), issued the following statement: “California’s state budget is projected to receive $26 billion in one-time surplus,...
Out-of-Work Californians Urge Governor to Expedite Unemployment Benefits
October 7, 2020
Standing in front of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) headquarters, seven residents of Northern California urged Governor Newsom to be more hands-on with helping those in need. Like millions of Californians, these residents lost their jobs after the Governor triggered a shutdown...
Late Saturday Night Announcement of Two Week Closure of EDD Shatters Public Confidence
September 21, 2020
In a late Saturday night announcement, the Newsom Administration said they will not accept new unemployment claims over the next two weeks. Advocating for his frustrated constituents, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement: “Since the Governor shut down the state’s economy in...
CEQA Law Denied Clearing of Forest to Prevent Wildfires in Berry Creek Resulting in Human and Animal Lives Lost
September 16, 2020
Over three million acres charred and lives have been unnecessarily lost across California. Today, the Butte Fire Safe Council made public to KRCR TV Redding/Chico that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) prevented fire mitigation to clear access roads in Berry Creek, a rural community...
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