Releases and Articles

August 24, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) reports that Senate Bill (SB) 14 (Wolk), that he co-authored, was passed unanimously in the Budget Committee today. SB 14 provides a framework for implementing performance-based budgeting for all departments and programs by fiscal year 2018-19. "When performance...
August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) this morning joined Crime Victims United of California at the State Capitol to call on the Governor and the California Board of Parole Hearings to immediately take the necessary actions to return to custody dozens of inmates - mostly murderers...
July 18, 2011
Californians despise the car tax and for good reason. As we all know, driving is becoming more expensive in California, especially in the North State. We have to pay higher gas prices and higher maintenance costs just to maintain a necessary part of our livelihood. Every day, motorists spend a...
July 15, 2011
SACRAMENTO (July 15, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement today regarding Governor Brown signing into law Assembly Bill 1265, which protects the Williamson Act. "I want to applaud and thank Governor Brown for signing into law this important legislation," said...
July 15, 2011
Assembly Bill 1265, The Williamson Act, introduced by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), passed unanimously on the Assembly Floor yesterday. AB 1265 would allow counties to voluntarily implement new land preservation contracts that are ten percent shorter in return for a ten percent reduction in...
July 12, 2011
SACRAMENTO (July 12, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today regarding the $150 State Responsibility Area Fire Fee which was injected into the recently-passed budget. "Did you know that in the dark of night, without any public or legislative input an extra...
July 6, 2011
Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) marked today with press conferences around the district celebrating the return of lower tax rates. In February of 2009 the legislature instituted a series of tax increases and asked the people to vote on a tax extension in May...
June 27, 2011
SACRAMENTO (June 22, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today honored Shawn Bainbridge, Scott Grant and Kenneth Tyler as the 2011 Veterans of the Year for the 2nd Assembly District during a special lunch at the State Capitol. All three honorees are currently serving as Officer Helicopter...
June 16, 2011
SACRAMENTO (June 16,2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), without much surprise at the Governor's action of vetoing the Democrat budget bill passed just yesterday, is holding strong to a no-tax increase budget plan. "The Governor's veto of the budget confirms it was worthy of the no votes it...
June 16, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) stood up in defense of California taxpayers during the Assembly floor debate today. "A timely budget was passed, but a responsible budget was not accomplished ," stated Nielsen following the floor session. "So far there are no reforms included that will keep the...

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