Ted Gaines

Part-time Legislature? Campaign finds local 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 ...

Another View: Taxes not the answer for state’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 ...

Placer’s state government reps sound off on Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine Counties.: “I share the Gov ...

Create jobs to repair infrastructure

First: I get a chuckle every time I read something from Ted Gaines. Ted, you flunked economics. The dollar value of the national debt has absolutely nothing to do with the level of ...

Gaines should have stayed put

Re: Article: “(Ted) Gaines must move if he wants to keep seat,” (Journal, Aug. 22). What if Gaines had been content to keep the Assembly seat instead of running for the Senate ...

Local law enforcement discuss complexity of missing person cases

After a panel discussion at the Capitol Wednesday about the Jaycee Dugard case, local officials are hoping for a change in how serious offenders’ parole is evaluated. Local law ...

Jim Ruffalo: Time to clean up at Placer Co. Republican Central

If the recalcitrant leadership of the Placer County Republican Central Committee thinks that stalling will wind up with everyone ignoring that foul odor wafting in from its leader ...

Does Gaines feel own cuts?

How ironic that Ted Gaines is upset about his daughters’ inability to enroll in courses at Sacramento State (“Tuition hikes put a ‘squeeze’ on middle class wallets,” Jour ...

Tuition hikes put a ‘squeeze’ on middle class wallets

With tuition increases planned for the coming year in the University of California and California State University systems, some middle class families are feeling a “squeeze” o ...

Ruffalo: Consolidated firefighting resources may soon be spread thinner

A quick check of the schedule shows two rather interesting and perhaps — heated — meetings are in the works. On July 21, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s direct ...