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2017 and Earlier
Budget Priorities: Reopen Schools, Help Small Businesses & Fix EDD to Aid the Unemployed
January 8, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his $ 227.2 billion budget proposal. The state is unexpectedly receiving between $15* billion to $26** billion in additional one-time revenue. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement...
"We're putting people back on the street that aren't ready to be back on the street," LA County Sheriff McDonnell said
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...
Open Letter to North State Citizens
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...
Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblyman Gallagher and Local Officials Encourage Emergency Preparedness
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...
Facts on California's Water
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...
State & Local Officials Urge Governor to End Drought Declaration
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...
GOP Caucus Chair: Sanctuary State Proposal Puts Citizens in Harm's Way
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),...
GOP Budget Vice Chair Issues Statement on Governor's State of the State
January 24, 2017
Senate Budget Vice-Chair Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the State of State address:
Senator Jim Nielsen Re-Elected as Senate Republican Caucus Chair
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.
GOP Vice Chair Issues Statement on Governor's Spending Plan
January 10, 2017
Senate Budget Vice-Chair Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the governor’s budget proposal:
Taxpayers' Dollars Better Spent on California's Priorities than High-priced Attorneys
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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