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Jim Nielsen's Voting Records on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: State Senate (CA) - District 4, Republican

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 15, 2014 SB 852 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 11)
Nay
May 29, 2014 SB 837 Establishes the California Prekindergarten Program Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 10)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 1478 Appropriates Funds for State Parks for 2 Years Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Nay
July 5, 2012 SB 1029 Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail Bill Passed - House
(52 - 28)
Nay
June 15, 2012 AB 1464 2012-2013 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2012 SB 95 Increase State's Ability to Borrow Bill Passed - House
(54 - 17)
Nay
Oct. 7, 2010 SB 870 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(57 - 13)
Yea

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