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Taxes aren't the answer for California's economy

This month marks Presidents Day, and as we celebrate Lincoln’s birthday it’s timely that we look at the tax farce troubling his home state of Illinois. Last year, in a move tha ...

Forget fireworks, it's time to celebrate freedom from higher taxes

As Californians celebrated our nation’s independence and the freedom that we all cherish, we also celebrated another gift of freedom over the holiday weekend — taxes went down. ...

Placer County’s District 4 Assembly turnout sinks to new lows

In terms of turnout, the District 4 Assembly election on Tuesday was dismal. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said that his pre-election forecast was holding up, with vo ...

Wrath on the ballot: $15.85-a-vote special election criticized

A lack of voter interest drove up Placer County’s cost of Tuesday’s special election to more than $15.85 a vote. And many of the Assembly District 4 voters who cast ballots di ...

Campanale, Gaines lead in District 4 Assembly race

The District 4 Assembly special election’s lone Democrat candidate was leading a field of eight Tuesday while Beth Gaines was ahead in a battle with John Allard for second place ...

Many candidates chase few votes in Assembly special election

There is no shortage of candidates to replace Ted Gaines as District 4 assemblyman in Tuesday’s special primary election. But it looks as if there will be a dearth of voters. I ...

Business cred brouhaha breaks out in Assembly election

Assembly candidate Beth Gaines’ small-business-ownership credentials are being questioned in court by 4th District opponent John Allard. Allard filed a lawsuit earlier this week ...

Gaines, Allard, Campanale seen as early frontrunners in Assembly race

With seven Republicans and one Democrat in the running, the District 4 Assembly special election is turning into a horse race – with plenty of jockeying for position out of the s ...

Gaines leads in state Senate special election

State Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, was holding onto an early lead against Republicans Roger Niello and Barbara Alby and Democrat Ken Cooley in a special election to succeed ...

Septic tank bill clears first hurdle

The bill authored by Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, of El Dorado Hills, to address proposed state septic tank regulations was approved with bipartisan support in its first committee h ...

State water board going overboard

The State Water Quality Board is on the brink of issuing new regulations that will require rural property owners to pay to have their wells and septic systems tested every 5 years ...

Gaines appointed to GOP leader post

Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, announced last week that he has been appointed by Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines to serve as Assistant Republican Leader for the 2008 ...

Storms help bolster Folsom reservoir

Recent storms have helped bolster Folsom Lake, replenishing what it lost during the first half of December and adding 8,500 acre feet of water. In the first two weeks of the Decem ...

Gaines sworn in for second term

Assemblyman Ted Gaines was sworn in yesterday for his second term. The Roseville resident was one of 79 other legislators to take the oath of office Monday, including 25 new member ...

Hwy 50 to get $19M in funding

Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, announced last week that the California Transportation Commission has allocated $20 million for additional lanes on U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorad ...