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Deadline Passes Without A Budget Plan In Place
June 15, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement today on the June 15 deadline for the State Legislature to pass a balanced budget: "Democrats have indeed held a lot of scripted hearings to build a case for their tax, borrow, and spend ideas, but no document yet has been offered...
Nielsen Appointed To Budget Conference Committee
June 4, 2010
Assemblyman Nielsen (R-Gerber), who currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, was named by Assembly Speaker John Perez this week to the Budget Conference Committee. The 10-member committee consists of 5 Senators and 5 Assembly-members, who are tasked with reconciling the...
Nielsen Comments On The Governor's May Revise
May 14, 2010
Assembly Budget Vice-Chair Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today issued the following statement in response to the Governor's May Revision to the state budget: "We will be going through the May Revise line-by-line, and analyzing the Governor's proposals. We agree with the Governor that all spending...
Nielsen Rejects New Taxes, Fights For Job Creation
May 12, 2010
With today marking 50 days until the June 30 end of the state's fiscal year, Assemblyman Nielsen joined his Assembly Republican colleagues at a Capitol press conference to reject Democrat calls for new taxes and instead urged them to pass job creation measures in order to increase revenues. "...
Nielsen Honored By Crime Victims United As Legislator Of The Year
April 19, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was honored today by Crime Victims United of California as Legislator of the Year for 2010. The award, which Assemblyman Nielsen was also awarded in 2009, was given for his long-standing support of victim's rights, his vigorous opposition to the early-release of...
Early Release Places All At Risk
April 9, 2010
Chelsea King now joins Polly Klass, Bill Reagan and thousands of other Californians who have been and will be the victims of ill founded, short sighted sentencing and parole policies. Decisions of governors, legislators, ivory tower criminal justice intellectuals and particularly the California...
Nielsen Condemns Latest Tax Increase Proposal
April 7, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) condemned the introduction of AB 1836, which would raise income taxes on Californians by a whopping $14 billion over the next five years. "Unfortunately, the Democrats in the legislature are once again trying to raid your pocketbooks to fund California's broken...
Nielsen Calls On Attorney General To Join Lawsuit To Stop Health-Care Mandate
March 25, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen today called on California's Attorney General Jerry Brown to join 14 other states (and counting) in suing the federal government over the health care takeover bill that Congress passed last Sunday. Noting that the plan is unconstitutional because Congress cannot force people...
Nielsen Applauds Passage Of AB 1644 (Proper Burial Of Unclaimed Veteran Remains)
March 24, 2010
AB1644, authored by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), passed unanimously out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday. The bill allows veterans organizations, such as the Missing in America Project, to go into mortuaries across California in order to locate and identify the unclaimed...
Nielsen Calls On Governor To Delay AB 32
March 24, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) joined with Senator Cogdill R-Modesto) and fellow members of the Assembly Republican Caucus today, demanding the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delay the implementation of AB 32 - the Global Warming Act of 2006, since it is costing California numerous jobs across...
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