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February 23, 2017
The Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review is scheduled to hold an oversight hearing on California’s Corrections System, “The State of Corrections: An Update on Recent Trends,” today at 10am in Room 4203 of the State Capitol. The agenda includes testimonies from actor Tim Robbins, Secretary...
February 14, 2017
On Sunday, North State residents were alarmed by the alert from the Department of Water Resources about the potential failure of the auxiliary spillway at Lake Oroville. Within hours, the great people of the North State, from Plumas Lake to Oroville, peacefully evacuated their homes due to the...
February 10, 2017
Given the damage of Lake Oroville Dam’s spillway, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) today joined Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), Yuba City Fire Chief Pete Daley and local officials from Yuba and Sutter Counties to ask residents to be prepared. Senator Nielsen reassured citizens that their...
February 8, 2017
Below are facts on water for those interested in today’s vote by the State Water Resources Control Board on the continuation of the most restrictive water conservation in the nation. Capacity of California’s Large Reservoirs Reservoir Capacity (acre feet) Percentage of Capacity Shasta 4,552,000 85...
February 3, 2017
With more rain and snow in the forecast and trillions of gallons of water flushing to the ocean, Northern California lawmakers and local water agencies have asked Governor Brown to end the emergency drought proclamation. In their letter, officials stated the following: “Through your emergency...
February 1, 2017
Senate Democrats passed three proposals along partisan lines specifically to designate California a sanctuary state, to bankroll lawyers for individuals who are detained, and to forbid state and local officials from sharing information with federal authorities. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama),...
January 24, 2017
Senate Budget Vice-Chair Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the State of State address:
January 13, 2017
Northstate’s veteran lawmaker – Senator Jim Nielsen – once again was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Republican Caucus.
January 10, 2017
Senate Budget Vice-Chair Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the governor’s budget proposal:
January 4, 2017
Senate Budget Vice-Chair Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) questions the value of hiring expensive private attorneys at a retainer fee of $25,000 per month to “advise on potential legal challenges with the incoming Trump Administration” by California’s Democratic legislative leaders by issuing the following statement:

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August 12, 2013
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to reduce overcrowding and the time constraints of the current legislative session, State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) sent a letter to Governor Brown urging him to call a Special Session of the Legislature. A Special Session dedicated to dealing with...
August 12, 2013
Bill Number Subject Asm Vote Sen Vote My Vote AB 110 The Budget Act : Contains appropriations for all aspects of state government that implement the budget plan negotiated between the Governor and legislative Democrats. 54-25 28-10 No AB 74 Human Services: Enacts statutory changes necessary to...
August 12, 2013
Budget Bills and Votes K-14 Education Education Early Learning, Preschool and Child Care Special Education Common Core Adult Education Higher Education Public Safety SB 678 California Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act Courts Health and Social Services Medi-Cal Managed Care Sales Tax...
June 27, 2013
Leading the charge against a proposal to essentially end a jobs creation program, State Senators Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) and Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) passionately spoke about the detrimental impacts of eliminating Enterprise Zones in a late Tuesday night session. “This proposal gives preferential...
June 26, 2013
State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 (Hollingsworth v. Perry): “I’m very disappointed by the Court’s decision; the people’s vote was ignored. “Proposition 8 was passed by the voters of...
June 20, 2013
State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today on the early release of nearly 10,000 prisoners ordered by the Three-Judge Panel: “This Three-Judge Panel is telling the Governor to ignore state and local laws. The arrogance of these judges is outrageous. “This Three-Judge...
June 20, 2013
Leading up to the 25th Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend, State Senators Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) and Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) proclaimed Thursday, June 20, 2013 as NASCAR Day at the State Capitol. “Today’s parade has developed into one of the biggest and most anticipated...
April 15, 2013
The voters approved Proposition 30 in November believing that it would be the catalyst to balance the books and eliminate the need for more of the taxpayers’ money. However, many in the Legislature perceive Prop. 30’s passage as a green light to increase taxes and fees even more. Here is a...
April 10, 2013
Not Early Release? Assertions that prison realignment is “not an early release program” are deceptive. Realignment changed penalties and the level of parole supervision for most felons convicted after November 1, 2011. It shifted the responsibility for tens of thousands of felons to counties where...
April 10, 2013
Gun control has become a hot topic, and I think it’s important that Californians are aware of the many of gun control bills that have been proposed this year. From my perspective, the tragedies such as those that took place in Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are...

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