Press Releases

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to Governor Newsom's five-point "legislative plan" which urged the state Legislature to enact even more stringent energy and climate targets that many have admitted are completely unattainable and unrealistic.  "Governor Newsom talks out of both sides of his mouth. He is pushing the Legislature for 100 percent zero emission energy when just last month he pushed a budget bill that streamlined more natural gas plants in order to keep the lights on. He calls for more renewables while his …
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement regarding the latest inflation numbers that were released this morning. "As 8.5% inflation continues to hurt Californians by affecting costs for everything from groceries to renting a home, people are still footing the bill for poor governing. "Capitol Democrats seem committed to making people's lives harder when they enact policies that drive up health premiums every year or support tax increases ahead of an incoming recession. "Governor Newsom and the Democrat supermajority seem to live in some…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) sent a letter on behalf of the Assembly Republican Caucus to Governor Newsom urging him to veto Senate Bill 57, which would legalize so-called "safe drug consumption" or "supervised injection" sites as pilot programs in the counties and cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. The purpose of these sites is to allow people to use drugs under the watch of medical staff in order to reduce the risk of overdose deaths.  "I am amazed that it needs to be pointed out that enabling the behavior of drug addicts is a…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 1100, which would authorize a presiding member of a legislative body conducting a meeting to remove an individual for disrupting the meeting.  "SB 1100 passed today at the objection of Republicans. This bill is a direct attack on parents coming to their school board meetings and voicing their passionate displeasure with how our schools have been managed. Regardless of this bill, a parent revolution is coming this fall."
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) announced they secured $75 million in the state budget to modernize agricultural facilities and equipment across four California State University Campuses, including Chico State. “These four universities are continuing to bolster the agricultural industry through research, innovation, new technology application, and community outreach. Funding is key to continue this important work. Investing in our Colleges of Agriculture is investing in California’s future,” said Assemblyman…
Millions Allocated for Paradise, Fairgrounds and Flood Control SACRAMENTO – Today, Republican Senator Jim Nielsen (Red Bluff) and Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) announced helping secure millions of dollars in the state budget to help fund one-time projects for the North State. “Sometimes the Legislature gets it right when there is bipartisan cooperation. This funding is critical to help rebuild and heal the Paradise community,” said Senator Nielsen. “Every year we push for the budget to prioritize vital infrastructure needs. Though I wish the main budget bill spent…
SACRAMENTO – – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) reacted to a new report that the Newsom Administration is moving closer towards a permanent expansion of the state’s failed early prison release program: “We were all hoping that the gang shootout blocks away from the State Capitol would serve as a crime wakeup call for the Governor and Capitol Democrats,” said Gallagher. “Unfortunately, we were wrong. The Newsom administration is quietly pushing forward with their plan to further slash prison sentences for violent, unrehabilitated felons. Every Californian should be…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest inflation numbers released for June. “President Biden, you can run, but you cannot hide from Bidenflation. Our inflation problems are all made worse by bad Democrat economic policy. We could ease people’s inflation pain at the pump and lower the cost of all goods with easy solutions like suspending the gas tax.”  As inflation continues to rise, the cost of everyday goods also continues to soar as the implementation of AB 5 employee reclassification begins for…
SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, Assembly Republicans sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, urging him to delay implementation of AB 5 or exempt independent truckers entirely from its employee reclassification (ABC) test. The Supreme Court declined to hear a case on June 30th that would have challenged the new law, now putting AB 5 on the fast-track for going into effect in California. “California’s and the nation’s economy in part depends on our ability to move products through our ports. The employment standards that AB 5 sets for independent truckers puts more undue stress on our economy and…
SACRAMENTO –Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) sent a letter signed by all Assembly Republican Caucus Members to Attorney General Rob Bonta:  “It is bad enough that law abiding gun owners have had their rights continually eroded by misguided gun laws that are passed every year, and now their very personal data and privacy has been violated by this leak.” “We call for more and more gun safety laws in California, but the state has proven through its many failures that they do not care about protecting the safety of our own personal data. They have just broken the…