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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...
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,...
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