Releases and Articles

January 31, 2012
SACRAMENTO (January 31, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) defended California Charter Schools by voting against AB 1172, which passed out of the Assembly on a party-line vote Monday. The bill makes it easier for a school district to deny a charter school petition if the local school...
January 25, 2012
SACRAMENTO (January 24, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement as a response to a January report by the non-partisan California State Auditor which came as a follow-up to 2010 recommendations on the High Speed Rail project. The report concluded that "although...
January 18, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement this morning, following governor Brown's State of the State address which took place this morning at the State Capitol. "Governor Brown touched on many issues California is dealing with currently," said Nielsen. "But what I haven't...
January 17, 2012
SACRAMENTO (January 17, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/California has granted him a perfect score of 100% as a result of his voting record in support of jobs and small business during the 2011 legislative year...
January 13, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today the introduction of Assembly Bill 1506 as a principal coauthor, which would eliminate an unfair State Responsibility Area Fee, a 'Fire Tax' of up to S150 per structure as determined by the Board of Forestry, imposed in rural areas. "Besides being...
January 10, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following the release of the state budget, previously anticipated to take place on Tuesday, January 10th. This new budget proposal will spend $92.5 billion next year, $6 billion more than the previous budget and assumes voters...
January 10, 2012
Budget Vice Chair, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) expressed his outrage with Governor Brown's decision in his proposed budget to delay the Redding Veterans Home for yet another year denying those who have served and sacrificed for our nation the care they deserve. "This is just one of a long...
January 10, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that in order to better inform Californians about how their tax dollars are being spent by the government, Assembly Republicans are launching www.CABudgetFactCheck.com , an interactive, non-partisan web site, dedicated to provide key budget facts...
January 10, 2012
Last week, Governor Brown released his 2012-13 budget - a full five days ahead of schedule. While I had hoped that the Governor would put forward an honest plan that would help the state continue to make progress in closing its budget shortfall, sadly what we received from the Brown Administration...
January 10, 2012
SACRAMENTO (January 10, 2012) Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R - Gerber) this morning released the following statement regarding the announcement by Representative Wally Herger that he would not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives. "Wally Herger has served the people of...

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