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Do Maloofs deserve King-sized blame for squelched Sacto arena deal?

AUBURN CA - The Maloof family is being pilloried for getting cold feet on a new downtown Sacramento arena deal that had been reverberating positively through the region for weeks. ...

Drive for part-time politicians at Capitol finding some Placer support

AUBURN CA - A Bakersfield assemblywoman’s drive to turn state legislators into part-timers is resonating in some Placer County political circles. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, i ...

Placer County law-enforcement hiring 22

AUBURN CA - Placer County moved a step closer Tuesday to hiring 22 more law-enforcement system employees. The total includes 14 new correctional system employees, seven new deputi ...

Placer County’s state lawmakers face budget strife, bullet train questions

Lawmakers are back in Sacramento after a four-month break facing a $13 billion budget shortfall and questions on pension reform, high-speed rail and how to bridge the increasingly ...

Gaines pledges firm stance on taxes at Auburn meeting

State. Sen. Ted Gaines told a town-hall meeting audience Wednesday in Auburn that he’s willing to work across the legislative aisle with Democrats. But when it comes to raising ...

Senator to hold Auburn town hall meeting

State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, wants to know what Auburn has on its mind. Gaines, R-Roseville, will hold a town-hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Board of Supervisors ...

Kings arena financing plans, Placer County role, grow clearer

SACRAMENTO – The drive to keep the Sacramento Kings is also planning to keep its hand out of Placer County taxpayer pocketbooks. The 100-strong Think BIG committee of regional l ...

Redistricting forcing state Sen. Ted Gaines to move to keep seat

State Sen. Ted Gaines is planning to pull up stakes in the wake of a redistricting change that places his Roseville home inside fellow Republican Sen. Doug LaMalfa’s District 4. ...

Changes afoot for Auburn as political boundaries being redrawn

The once-every-decade overhaul of local, state and congressional boundary lines is moving into the fine-tuning stages. For Auburn, the biggest proposed changes could result in ...

Controller halts pay for California lawmakers

California’s controller took the rare step Tuesday of halting paychecks for all 120 state lawmakers after he determined they failed to meet a voter-approved requirement aimed at ...

Sacramento Kings arena funding plans a fit for Placer County?

Sacramento’s vision of regional cooperation – and financing – for a new arena is going to be a tough sell in Placer County, some elected officials are saying. While Californ ...

Assembly special election a waste? Some voters thought so

Simmering voter unhappiness boiled over on Election Day May 3 and the people who oversee the count say they had never seen anything like it. Ophir resident Gail Reinke was one of ...

Beth and Ted Gaines are Placer’s new power couple at the Capitol

Republican Beth Gaines of Roseville was sworn in Thursday as the new District 4 assemblywoman. Gaines’ oath of office also marks the start of a new and unique era in Placer and ...

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 ...