Releases and Articles

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...
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...
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...
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...

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