Releases and Articles

July 30, 2012
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today released the following statement in response to media reports that there are tens of millions of underreported dollars in over 17 state special funds and the outrageous practice of operating under an honor system rather than detailed...
July 25, 2012
Governor Brown has chosen to initiate "Water War Two." The first was his proposal to build a Peripheral Canal around the Delta that was roundly rejected by the voters in 1982. The governor staked his first tenure as governor on this dream, a dream that he now resurrects as, literally-a "Pipe Dream...
July 18, 2012
By the action of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, we now have Central Valley Flood Protection Plan - California's first comprehensive flood protection plan in almost a century. The Plan is long due in coming and poses many opportunities to improve flood protection and reduce flood risk...
July 13, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced this afternoon that Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2078, authored by him and Senator Doug LaMalfa. This bill will further strengthen California's laws against rape. "I am pleased that with the governor's signature of AB 2078, we will now...
July 5, 2012
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) voiced his strong opposition today to Senate Bill 1029, which would appropriate $4.7 Billion from bond sales to fund just 130 miles of new track in the Central Valley. Because California has a junk bond rating, the sale of the bonds will cost...
June 28, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Obama Care Act. "While I agree with the four dissenting justices who opined that the 'act is completely invalid', today's majority ruling from the Supreme Court is certainly a...
June 27, 2012
SACRAMENTO (June 27, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement following the passage of remaining budget trailer bills which were voted on today in the State Assembly. "This budget cannot be balanced," said Nielsen. "It is based on cynical ploys to either induce...
June 27, 2012
More Californians have become victims living in fear thanks to the majority party's irresponsible budgeting. Last year, Governor Brown and legislative Democrats passed a "realignment" program that shifted tens of thousands of inmates from state prison to overcrowded county jails. As a result, many...
June 27, 2012
SACRAMENTO (June 27, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today honored Shasta County resident, Christine Sullivan, as the 2012 Veteran of the Year for the 2nd Assembly District during a special lunch at the State Capitol. Sullivan is currently the Director of History at the Northern...
June 20, 2012
The way to move forward and restore California to greatness is by creating jobs. Most people agree with this principle, and even Democrat Legislators give the concept lip service. Unfortunately, the decisions made over the years by the Legislature have only deepened our economic troubles and...

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