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Senator Jim Nielsen – The ‘Dean of the Senate’ – Says Thank You and Farewell
November 18, 2022
To watch Senator Nielsen’s farewell video, click here SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, issued the following statement of gratitude to the people he has had the honor to serve as he retires from the California State Senate. “ I am retiring from public service at the end of this year...
Sites Project Authority Honors Senator Nielsen for 40 Years of Championing Water Issues
October 26, 2022
The Site Project Authority recognized Senator Nielsen in the following Resolution at its October 26, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting WHEREAS, Sen. Nielsen has dedicated over 40 years of service to the people of California, in the California State Senate, California State Assembly, California...
Wildfire Victims Get ‘Healing’ Tax Exemption from Settlement Payments
October 3, 2022
Wildfire victims receiving payment from PG&E’s “Fire Victim Trust” will not have to pay state income taxes on those payments with the signing of Assembly Bill 1249 (Gallagher). Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, is AB 1249’s principal co-author. “The signing of the measure into law was critical...
Senator Nielsen: ‘Here They Go Again’
August 30, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats killing his proposal today to fully fund and build Sites Reservoir: “Here they go again. Senate Democrats need to get their heads screwed on straight. For the second time this year, they have killed...
Opinion | California’s budget process is corrupt, no longer transparent, and has poor priorities
August 29, 2022
By Jim Nielsen | Orange County Register PUBLISHED : August 28, 2022 at 11:56 a.m. | UPDATED: August 28, 2022 at 11:56 a.m. This is my final season in California’s Legislature. My final budget. It’s bittersweet. In mydecades representing the people in the state Assembly and Senate, I’ve seen a...
Senator Nielsen and Assemblyman Gallagher Secure $75 Million for Chico State and Three Other CSU Farm Campuses
July 28, 2022
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) and Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) have helped secured $75 million in the state budget to modernize agricultural facilities and equipment across four California State University Campuses, including Chico State. “These land-grant...
Senator Nielsen Urges the Governor to Veto SB 357
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...
Today Marks 100 Days of Inaction by Democrats on Gas Price Relief
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...
SD 21 Non-Profit of the Year 2022
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...
Sen. Nielsen on Democrat Budget Deal without Republican Input: ‘It’s despicable’
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...
Sen. Nielsen on Revised State Budget Proposal
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...
Senator Nielsen Honored with a Fresno State 2022 Top Dog Alumni Award
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...
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