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Nielsen Tort Reform Measure Thwarted on Party Line Vote
April 6, 2011
(Sacramento) - Assembly Bill 1108, Tort Reform , introduced by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was defeated in Judiciary Committee on a straight party line vote yesterday, with all Republicans voting in support. The legislation would have amended the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) to allow a...
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen Responds to Governor's decision to sign AB109
April 5, 2011
"Governor Brown signed AB 109 after sunset yesterday the so-called Public Safety bill, which is everything but that. It was appropriate that he chose to sign this abominable legislation as dark descended on California. This legislation turns California's Criminal Justice System profoundly, in favor...
Jim Nielsen Receives 'Legislator of the Year' Award for 2010
March 30, 2011
(Sacramento) -Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was honored today with a 'Legislator of the Year' award for 2010 by The California State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America at the State Capitol. The ceremony was an important part of the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event in which several of...
They Have a Country, They have No Home
March 25, 2011
Tragically, there are more than 100,000 United States veterans nationwide today who are homeless. They reside in the fields, in the streets, and under bridges. They are cold, hungry and, far too often, forgotten. They served their country and placed their lives at risk, some suffering from wounds,...
Nielsen Honors Margaret John as 2nd Assembly District 'Woman of the Year'
March 21, 2011
(Sacramento) -Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today honored Redding resident Margaret 'Maggie' John as the 2011 'Woman of the Year' for the 2nd Assembly District during a special ceremony at the State Capitol. Maggie's extensive public involvement includes significant contributions as the...
A Dangerous 'Realignment' Proposal
March 17, 2011
Every Californian wants the best things in life, but all the opportunities that our state offers are meaningless if we and our families are not safe. Excellent schools and good jobs cannot exist if criminals can escape the consequences of their crimes and are allowed to continue victimizing society...
Nielsen Oppose Public Safety Realignment Proposal
March 11, 2011
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that he strongly opposes Governor Brown's Public Safety Realignment Proposal. The proposal, which would be a part of the upcoming budget, would shift about 38,000 offenders in the first year (16,000 from prison and 22,000 from parole) on...
Nielsen Named to Budget Conference Committee
February 23, 2011
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that he was named by Assembly Speaker John Perez to the Budget Conference Committee late Tuesday. The committee, consisting of 5 Assembly-members and 5 Senators, convened this morning to begin solving the projected $26 billion budget...
Nielsen Comments on Today's Assembly Budget Hearing
February 18, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) made the following comments following Friday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing. "Today's action is a start towards resolving our $26 billion budget deficit," commented Nielsen. "This budget proposal is long on taxes and short of long-term changes that will...
Nielsen Responds to Governor Brown's State of the State Address
January 31, 2011
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) made the following comments today in response to Governor Jerry Brown's 2011 State of the State address earlier this evening. "Governor Brown gave a short speech that was long on rhetoric but contained few specifics," stated Nielsen. "I would have...
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