Ted Gaines

Gaines moves to shield Cal Fire efforts from drone interference

  Responding to continued drone interference to emergency responders from the air, Sen. Ted Gaines plans to introduce legislation that could lead to jail time for drone opera ...

Legislation could curb gasoline price hike

With gas prices projected to increase 13 to 20 cents per gallon early next year and predicted to soar higher, lawmakers introduced legislation Monday to halt the increase that woul ...

California could enact mandatory sick pay for employees

  A bill pending before the California Legislature could guarantee all working Californians 24 hours of sick leave pay, though the bill has strong opposition and labeled a ...

Cardboard Tesla-toting Gaines makes Texas trek to tout California

Don’t get state Sen. Ted Gaines wrong on this one. Just back from a journey this week to Texas to tout California’s business potential, the Roseville Republican said W ...

Reader Input: Calls to Gaineses never returned

I have recently had a bad experience with two elected officials who are supposed to be representing me. Recently I called the office of my Assembly member, Beth Gaines, offering ...

Fed grip on health care purse strings “scares” state Sen. Gaines

State Sen. Ted Gaines warned an Auburn audience Friday that the Affordable Care Act continues to be problematical, if not scare-inducing. Speaking before an audience of 27 at the ...

Reader Input: Forget politics and help folks

This letter is in response to Ted Gaines’ column in the Auburn Journal on Sunday, Nov. 24 (“How is Obamacare considered ‘affordable’ to anyone?”). T ...

How is Obamacare considered ‘affordable’ to anyone?

The so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, was a disaster to start with and gets worse every day. It’s such a confusing mess, with ever-changing ta ...

Gaines wants to step up from state Senate to insurance czar

  Leaning on 30 years of experience in the insurance business, 1st District state Sen. Ted Gaines has announced his bid to unseat incumbent Dave Jones as California insurance ...

Gaines to hold town hall meeting

Senator Ted Gaines will hold a town hall Meeting Tuesday, June 18, to discuss legislative goals and priorities for 2013, listen to concerns about state issues and share how th ...

Rocklin's I-80 stretch named for slain Auburn CHP officer Ray Carpenter

  Feb. 17, 1970, is a day that the family and friends of Raymond Carpenter will never forget. Wednesday was a day they will always remember. Carpenter, a 40-year-old Califo ...

Gaines wants gun ownership “loophole” closed

AUBURN CA - State Sen. Ted Gaines moved Tuesday to close what he says is a dangerous loophole in existing California law that allows the mentally ill to obtain guns. In the wake o ...

Reader Input: Fire fee battle practically lost

I feel as though those of us who have been forced to pay the illegal fire tax are fighting a losing battle (“$150 fire fee fight gears up again in state Legislature,” J ...

How to protest the $150 fire fee

I was glad to see the coverage on the fire prevention fee, but would like to expand on how to protest it (“Residents confused, angered upon receipt of fire fee notice,” ...

Another View: ‘Illegal’ fire tax bills arriving by mail now

Despite my efforts to stop it by referendum and legislation, the illegal fire tax is being assessed on more than 825,000 rural Californians starting this month, including 57,549 in ...