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Fire Tax Bill Will Be Delayed
March 20, 2013
Longtime critic of the fire tax and author of several legislative proposals to repeal the illegal tax, State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) made another call for the repeal of the tax following an investigation that found “errors and inconsistencies” in State Responsibility Area boundaries. “Time...
Republicans Propose Realignment Reforms to Keep Californians Safe
March 19, 2013
Responding to the numerous incidents of innocent Californians becoming victims of crime as a result of a mass influx of criminals into their communities, Senate and Assembly Republicans today unveiled a package of reforms that they say will fix some of the serious flaws in Governor Brown’s public...
Sen. Nielsen Opposes State's Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare
February 20, 2013
The Senate Committee on Health today voted to pass Senate Bill 2x (Hernandez), a measure to implement the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare,” along party lines. The vote was 7 to 2. Committee member State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the...
Audit Committee Finds Inconsistent Accounting Practices at State Parks
February 19, 2013
Following today’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing on the inconsistent budgeting practices at the Department of Parks and Recreation, State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), who co-authored the letter to require the audit of the department’s budgeting practices along with Assemblywoman Beth...
Taxpayers Fleeced by Bad Accounting at State Parks
February 14, 2013
State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement regarding the State Auditor’s report, Department of Parks and Recreation, Weak Procedures Have Led to Inconsistent Budgetary Reporting and Difficulties in Measuring the Impact of Efforts to Keep Parks Open : “For years, top...
Governor Should Repeal Fire Tax and Refund Monies Collected
February 4, 2013
In light of CAL FIRE’s diversion of settlement funds that should have gone to the state general fund, Republicans ask that the Governor repeal the State Responsibility Area (SRA) tax, return the monies that have already been collected and conduct an audit that would investigate how CAL FIRE...
Fellowships Available to College Graduates
January 29, 2013
The State Capitol is looking for dynamic college graduates who are interested in public service experience. Applications are now available in Senator Jim Nielsen’s offices in Oroville and Rocklin. These positions pay a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus health, vision, and dental benefits. In addition...
Small Businesses Laud Sen. Nielsen for Voting Record
January 29, 2013
Following a rigorous review of legislators’ voting record, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) praised State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) for his support of small businesses. Of the key pieces of legislation monitored by NFIB, Nielsen received a perfect score. “Small businesses...
Jim Nielsen Sworn-In As State Senator
January 10, 2013
Surrounded by family and friends, former Assemblyman Jim Nielsen was sworn into office today to represent the 4th Senate District. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Senate Chambers at the State Capitol, with the oath of office administered by longtime friend Associate Justice George...
Nielsen Awarded 'President's Medal of Distinction'
November 13, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was awarded for his outstanding public service to the State of California with The President's Medal of Distinction by California State University, Fresno, of which he is a graduate. Nielsen was honored with this award during the 31st Annual Agribusiness...
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