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Nielsen Calls Independent Review Panel Report 'Nail In Coffin' For HSR
January 4, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement in response to the report of an independent review panel assessing the High Speed Rail (HSR) project, which was released yesterday. The report recommends to the Legislature that due to many shortcomings of its business plan, the...
January 3, 2012
The California State Supreme Court has just affirmed the ending of the rein of Redevelopment Agencies in California. These agencies were eliminated in the budget passed last June. Their elimination became a justified, expedient and fortuitously timed part of last year's budget solution proposed by...
Nielsen Comments on Brown 'Budget Triggers'
December 13, 2011
Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair, Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), today released the following statement in response to actions by the Brown Administration to pull so-called "budget triggers" that were included as part of the majority vote budget plan enacted by Legislative Democrats and signed by...
Nielsen Comments On Governor's $35 Billion Tax Initiative
December 7, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today released the following statement in reaction to yesterday's announcement by Governor Jerry Brown to place an initiative on the ballot to enact a "temporary" tax hike for the next five years meant to raise $35 billion. "This does not surprise me," said...
Nielsen Receives An 'A' Rating From The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
December 1, 2011
SACRAMENTO (November 17, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has granted him an 'A' grade because of his pro-taxpayer voting record on 22 different bills tracked by the organization this year. "I am honored to report this 'A' grade...
Realignment is a Dangerous Mess
November 23, 2011
Last week, Capitol Weekly sponsored a panel discussion on the governor's public safety realignment. The more discussion and scrutiny that can be focused on this ill-conceived policy the better. And, for the sake of every Californian, I hope that the close attention given to the real consequences of...
Nielsen Responds To LAO Revenue Report of $13 Billion Deficit
November 16, 2011
SACRAMENTO (November 16, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement following a new revenue forecast issued this morning by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO). The LAO said the deficit for the year...
Nielsen Denounces Board Approval Of $150 SRA Fire Tax
November 10, 2011
GERBER (November, 10 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement following last night's action by the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to approve Governor Jerry Brown's $150 State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Fee. "The Fire Tax is intended simply to get...
Nielsen Makes Top Honors on CalChamber Best Business Votes Report
November 3, 2011
SACRAMENTO (November 4, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) is proud to report a perfect score on CalChamber Best Business Votes of this year's legislative session. Nielsen was 100 percent consistent with the CalChamber position on all 14 job-related bills identified by CalChamber. "I feel...
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen Comments on High Speed Rail
November 1, 2011
SACRAMENTO (November 1, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) release of a new business plan. "As I predicted last year, this project's price tag has reached an exorbitant amount of 98.5 billion dollars...
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