Releases and Articles

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 28, 2011
As the head of the state parole board for many years, I've had the chance to witness thousands of dangerous individuals whose crimes have left scars on the lives of many innocent people. Many of them have been provided opportunities to change their ways through various rehabilitation programs...
October 12, 2011
Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that they are jointly authoring legislation to further strengthen California's laws against rape. The legislation is in direct response to the recent case in Shasta County, where a police officer was given a 1-...
October 12, 2011
As the Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I know firsthand that there are always tough choices when setting budget priorities during state budget negotiations which lead to winners and losers. Especially during these challenging economic times, it is difficult for the Legislature to...

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