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Paltry turnout forecast for Placer County election Tuesday

AUBURN CA - Most Placer County voters could be greeting Tuesday?s election with a big yawn, projections from elections chief Jim McCauley are suggesting. If McCauley?s projection t ...

Supes commit to Applegate-Winchester sewer-pipe link

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors have given the OK to the construction phase of a $7.7 million regional sewer connection project for a small wastewater system in Applegate tha ...

Final edition: Taxpayer group signs off with last Tax Talk

Dan Sokol, vice president of the League of Placer County Taxpayers, holds up copies of the last edition of the government spending watchdog group’s Tax Talk newspaper. The 2,000- ...

Placer County taxpayer watchdog group set to fold after 39 years

After 39 years, the League of Placer County Taxpayers watchdog group is poised to end its ongoing battle against government waste and overspending. The non-profit organization’s ...

Supes temporarily halt Placer County’s $100,000 fund for non-profits

Spending from a controversial $100,000 fund for non-profits controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors is now on hold. Voting 3-2 Tuesday to institute a temporary morator ...

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 ...

$175,000 manager salary cap? Placer County supes taking a look

A $175,000 yearly salary cap for Placer County managers? It’s an option the Placer County Board of Supervisors wants to consider as it deals with deteriorating revenues and a sh ...

Public gets its say at Auburn hearing of state redistricting panel

Thursday was a night to stand up and be counted in Auburn as speakers had their say before the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The hearing at the Board of Supervisors Chambers ...

No District 4 Assembly office holder but office still being rented

Add the cost of four months' rent to the special election tab revolving around Sen. Ted Gaines’ decision to seek two state offices at the same time. The total, according to leas ...

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 ...