Releases and Articles

February 19, 2013
Following today’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing on the inconsistent budgeting practices at the Department of Parks and Recreation, State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), who co-authored the letter to require the audit of the department’s budgeting practices along with Assemblywoman Beth...
February 14, 2013
State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement regarding the State Auditor’s report, Department of Parks and Recreation, Weak Procedures Have Led to Inconsistent Budgetary Reporting and Difficulties in Measuring the Impact of Efforts to Keep Parks Open : “For years, top...
February 4, 2013
In light of CAL FIRE’s diversion of settlement funds that should have gone to the state general fund, Republicans ask that the Governor repeal the State Responsibility Area (SRA) tax, return the monies that have already been collected and conduct an audit that would investigate how CAL FIRE...
January 29, 2013
The State Capitol is looking for dynamic college graduates who are interested in public service experience. Applications are now available in Senator Jim Nielsen’s offices in Oroville and Rocklin. These positions pay a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus health, vision, and dental benefits. In addition...
January 29, 2013
Following a rigorous review of legislators’ voting record, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) praised State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) for his support of small businesses. Of the key pieces of legislation monitored by NFIB, Nielsen received a perfect score. “Small businesses...
January 10, 2013
Surrounded by family and friends, former Assemblyman Jim Nielsen was sworn into office today to represent the 4th Senate District. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Senate Chambers at the State Capitol, with the oath of office administered by longtime friend Associate Justice George...
November 13, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was awarded for his outstanding public service to the State of California with The President's Medal of Distinction by California State University, Fresno, of which he is a graduate. Nielsen was honored with this award during the 31st Annual Agribusiness...
October 23, 2012
(Redding, CA) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), along with former State Senator Doug LaMalfa, and David Wolfe of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) today announced the efforts, both in the Legislature and through citizen action, to repeal the illegal fire tax are going forward into...
October 12, 2012
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) has named him Legislator of the Year in recognition of his strong legislative record supporting the 2nd Amendment. "I am honored to be named Legislator of the Year by the CRPA," said...
October 9, 2012
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was joined by public safety leaders and families of crime victims today, speaking against AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment, during a press conference at the State Capitol. Every speaker advocated for the immediate repeal of the failed...

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