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Signing a 'Blank Check' Is Not Passing A Balanced Budget
June 15, 2012
SACRAMENTO (June 15, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) Vice Chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee released a statement following the passage of a state budget voted on only by Democrats today at the State Capitol. "It has become a habit; the majority party passes an unbalanced fly-...
One Bright Spot in an Otherwise Irresponsible Budget
June 13, 2012
SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement today pointing out the one positive proposal in an otherwise dubious budget; inclusion of funding for the Redding and Fresno Veterans Homes. Nielsen praised...
Nielsen Comments on Gold Dredge Mining Restrictions Imposed By The 9th Circuit Court Decision
June 5, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following comments today in reaction to the 9th Circuit Court recent decision that the U.S. Forest Service consult with wildlife agencies prior to granting notices of intent for mining and exploration activities. That action would cause delays in the...
Taxpayers Are Penalized For Overpaying Taxes Under The New May Revise
May 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO (May 22, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that a budget trailer bill being included in the May revision would authorize the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to impose a 20 percent penalty on taxpayer overpayments, unless the refund claim for the excessive amount has a...
Nielsen Reacts To LAO Analysis of Governor's May Revised Budget Proposal
May 18, 2012
SACRAMENTO (May 18, 2012) - Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today issued the following statement after the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released an analysis of the Governor's revised May budget proposal: "Today's report by the nonpartisan LAO underscores what...
Nielsen Flood Protection Bill Passes The Assembly Floor With Unanimous Support
May 17, 2012
SACRAMENTO (May 17, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 2509 was passed with unanimous support on the Assembly Floor today. This bill allows for an exemption in the State Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), specifically allowing for the excavation or grading...
Nielsen Reacts To Governor's May Revise Budget "More Funding What Is Broken"
May 14, 2012
SACRAMENTO (May 14, 2012) - Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jim Nielsen, (R-Gerber) today issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Brown's revised budget plan. "Had the cuts in the May Revise budget been implemented last January when the governor first proposed...
Nielsen Is Recognized As Legislator Of The Year 2011 By CA Veterans Association
May 10, 2012
SACRAMENTO (May 10, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) has been selected as Legislator of the Year for 2011 by The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) and was given this award during CACVSO conference yesterday in Sacramento. "I feel honored to receive this...
Nielsen Protects 2nd Amendment Rights, Opposes Ban On Open Carry
May 3, 2012
SACRAMENTO (May 3, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) defended the Second Amendment Rights of law-abiding citizens by opposing AB 1527 on the Assembly Floor today. Despite opposition from all Republicans the bill passed on a party-line vote. This bill, if signed into law, would ban the open...
Funding For Personnel To Collect SRA Fire Tax Is Delayed In Assembly Budget Subcommittee
April 25, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that the State Responsibility Fire Service Area (SRA) Fire Tax issue was considered in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 3. In a bi-partisan manner the Committee chose not to consider the funding needed to create the necessary positions at the Board...
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