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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 ...