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Nielsen Responds To Governor's Decision To Sign SB 202
October 10, 2011
SACRAMENTO (October 7, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following Governor Brown signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 202, which would undo a bipartisan budget agreement from last year to place a constitutional amendment establishing a strong rainy day...
Nielsen Responds To Governor Signing Bills That Restrict Gun Rights
October 10, 2011
SACRAMENTO (October 10, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following Governor Brown decision to sign into law Assembly Bills (AB) 144 and AB 809 yesterday. AB 144 makes it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in a public place "open carry"...
September 11, 2001, Lest We Forget
September 10, 2011
It is said "Time heals all." I beg to differ. The vast wounds inflicted on America and Americans just ten years ago will never completely heal. Usually, celebrations or anniversaries are happy times. Not this one! Yet, I find it important and even pertinent to who we are and who we want to become...
Nielsen Comments On Government Overreaching Bill - Child Care Unionization
September 9, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) spoke against the negative effects of Assembly Bill (AB) 101, Child Care Unionization , which would force a union and/or dues on providers regardless of whether they want a union or not and would establish an employer-employee relationship among families. For...
Governor's Revised Fire Tax Fleeces Rural Californians
September 6, 2011
Rural Californians are already having it tough trying to make ends meet in this difficult economy. Just like suburban and urban residents, we are trying to spend our limited dollars wisely. But unlike them, we are faced with paying a new fire tax that is unfair, unconstitutional and unnecessary. As...
Nielsen Co-Authors Bill To Repeal The SRA Fire Fee
September 2, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today co-authored Assembly Bill (AB) 45 X, which would repeal ABX1 29, the State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Fee, signed into law by Governor Brown in July. "The only thing you can do is repeal it," said Nielsen referring to ABX1 29 or the SRA Fire Fee. "It is...
Nielsen Comments on Governor's so-called 'Jobs Plan'
August 25, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown's release of a "job creation" plan which is based on making the single sales tax factor mandatory for all businesses in California. "The Governor is right about one thing," said Nielsen. "We do...
Nielsen Co-authors Performance-Based Budget Bill - SB 14 Passes Unanimously the Budget Committee
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...
Nielsen joins Crime Victims United of California and demands that released murderers be put back in custody
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...
Democrat Push to Raise Car Tax Causes DMV Confusion
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...
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