Releases and Articles

March 26, 2012
SACRAMENTO (March 26, 2012) - Today Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) honored Leslie A. Lohse, a Tehama county resident, as the 2012 Woman of the Year for the 2nd Assembly District. Lohse was given a framed resolution during the annual ceremony in the Assembly Chamber at the State Capitol. Leslie...
March 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO (March 22, 2012) - Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today strongly criticized majority Democrats for passing 37 so-called budget "spot" bills which contain no substantive details and will be passed on to the Senate where amendments can be adopted and brought...
March 20, 2012
SACRAMENTO (March 20, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today joined fellow Republican lawmakers in introducing measures to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families. As a principal coauthor of Assembly Bill 2151, Nielsen is fighting to ensure the timely opening of...
March 15, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) joined other Republican colleagues today in the State Capitol to introduce legislation he has co-authored to stop a tax increase on rural property owners. Assembly Bill (AB) 1506 would reverse the Governor's and Democrats' effort to raise $84 million in taxes on...
March 8, 2012
SACRAMENTO (March 8, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) is pleased to report that The California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights (CAPPPR or the Alliance) has honored him as '2011 Champion of Private Property Rights' recipient March 7th, 2012. The Alliance is a coalition of...
March 8, 2012
SACRAMENTO (March 7, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement today regarding a recent report by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) which found that a proposed measure repealing state borrowing for high-speed rail would save California over $709...
February 23, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) together with Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2078 today, which will further strengthen California's laws against rape. This legislation is in direct response to the 2010 case in Shasta County, when Former Anderson police officer...
February 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO (February 22, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) together with both Assembly and Senate Republican colleagues today presented the Governor's Twelve Point Pension Reform Plan . The Republican legislators think that the Legislature should enact the Governor's plan along with other...
February 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO (February 17, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) had the pleasure to address hundreds of young people at a YMCA event held at the Sheraton Hotel downtown this afternoon. The YMCA Model Legislature and Model Court provide thousands of high school youth with a meaningful experience...
February 7, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement this morning following the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that Proposition 8 passed by Californians back in 2008 was unconstitutional. "I am deeply disappointed by the Ninth Circuit decision, which undermines the votes...

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