Senate

Withdraw from Afghanistan

Thank you for publishing stories about the tragic killing of Afghan civilians this week. The soldier who allegedly committed these killings is another victim of a failed U.S. war p ...

Granting pay raises a poor example

I would like our legislators to set an example for all Californians by reversing the pay raises they just granted to 258 State Assembly and 169 Senate employees. I understand that ...

Gaines will vote with husband

A reminder to Placer County voters that a vote for Ms. (Beth) Gaines is akin to giving something to Mr. Ted Gaines no other California legislator has, two votes — one in the Asse ...

Big fight needs to start … now

The U.S. Congress and Senate need to stop kicking the can down the road while the debt races on! Political games can no longer be played when the country is in danger of economic ...

State needs tax extension

The Legislature and governor need to reach an agreement and act soon on the governor’s January budget proposal to put an extension of the temporary revenues on the June ballot. ...

What of less government, lower taxes?

Do I have the candidates reversed in last Tuesday’s election? My understanding is that if (Former Assemblyman Ted) Gaines were elected (to the California Senate), that an additi ...

Take back US from ‘villains’

I read the March 17 letters that Don Greer, Colfax and Thomas Mann, Auburn wrote and I believe every word you both wrote. The Democrats in Congress are U.S. villains. (Nancy) Pe ...

Health care cures too costly

The Senate passed and sent AB 810 to the Assembly. It’s a single-payer health care coverage bill for California residents. Either our Senators are immune to our wants or they ju ...

Nation needs big cleanup

Lately reading all the letters, I felt I have to contribute. I am 79 so I have seen a lot since voting and I am proud to say I am a Republican since Ronald Reagan was president. O ...

Congress cares for its own

Amen! Our great, wonderful president has made the decision to quit spending. This after the Senate and House of Representatives voted themselves a $10,000 raise for the next two ye ...