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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...
October 26, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that he was awarded a perfect score by the California Chamber of Commerce. The score is based on how State Legislators cast their votes on 17 bills that could create or kills jobs in California this year. "I am proud to be honored by the California...
October 20, 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Senate Bill 863, a budget trailer bill providing $10 million to restore funding for the Williamson Act. The bill provides funding for Assembly Bill 2530 by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) which saved the Williamson Act. The bill was recently signed into...
October 8, 2010
(Sacramento) -Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) voted in favor of the 2010-2011 budget in a marathon legislative session that concluded early Friday morning. This budget includes over $7.5 billion in spending cuts and no new taxes. With California facing a $19 billion budget deficit and in the...

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