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January 31, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) made the following comments today in advance of Governor Jerry Brown's 2011 State of the State address later this evening. "With California facing a budget deficit of $25 billion, I am hopeful that Governor Brown will use tonight's address to focus on spending...
January 19, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) made the following comments in regards to a Fresno Superior Court ruling that declares the law (Assembly Bill 962) to limit and regulate the sale of gun ammunition in California is unconstitutional. "I am very pleased that our judicial system has made this very...
January 13, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) made comments following today's initial Assembly Budget Committee hearing. "I echo the statements from the Legislative Analyst Office and the Department of Finance that the $12 billion in proposed spending cuts are a good start. These reductions will be painful,...
January 11, 2011
California remains in a budget crisis, including an $8.2 billion deficit this year and a projected budget deficit of $17.2 billion for 2011-2012. I am pleased that Governor Brown agrees that we need make cuts, and his proposal includes $12.5 billion in cuts. While I feel that these cuts do not go...
January 10, 2011
Assemblyman Nielsen (R-Gerber) made the following comments today following Governor Jerry Brown's release of his 2011-2012 budget proposal. "California remains in a budget crisis, including $8.2 billion deficit this year and a projected budget deficit of $17.2 billion for 2011-2012," stated Nielsen...
January 7, 2011
(Sacramento) - Earlier this month, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) welcomed his 2010-2011 Assembly Fellow Steve Dixon as his 3rd Assembly Fellow to serve as a full time legislative aide in his capitol office. Founded in 1957, the Assembly Fellowship program is one of the nation's oldest and most...
January 7, 2011
Assemblyman Nielsen (R-Gerber) is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the 2011-2012 Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program. The 11-month fellowship program provides college graduates the opportunity to become full-time Assembly staff members working on fiscal and policy...
December 15, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was re-appointed today to the Republican Leadership post of Vice-Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, a position he has held since 2009. Speaker John Perez also re-appointed Nielsen to the Appropriations and Rules Committees, as well as naming him to the...
December 14, 2010
During these extremely difficult budget times, rooting out waste in the spending of your tax dollars must be a top priority. There's no better way to get started than to end the boondoggle that is known as California's yet-to-be constructed high-speed rail system. This system would connect San...
December 6, 2010
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) joined his fellow colleagues in the State Assembly and Senate today in reciting the Oath of Office. The Floor ceremony, which began at noon, officially begins the 2011-2012 Legislative Session. The Assembly also opened an emergency session to deal...

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