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Gaines celebrates fireworks solution

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today issued the following statement regarding the end of the Lake Tahoe fireworks lawsuit and the continuation of the 4th of July and Labor Day fireworks shows. “I’m incredibly happy that we were able to find a solution in the community, instead of the courtroom,” said Gaines. “Holiday fireworks […]

Sen. Gaines fights to keep Tahoe fireworks alive

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) March 27 addressed a crowd of Lake Tahoe business owners, public officials and concerned citizens regarding the economic harm facing the area if the annual 4th of July and Labor Day fireworks shows are forced to shut down. “Make no mistake, countless jobs and even entire businesses are on […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in News | 1 Reply

Gaines sues Covered California

Blaming Obamacare for the cancellation of more than a million policies, on Wednesday state Sen. Ted Gaines announced he had filed a lawsuit against Covered California and its director, Peter Lee. Covered California is the state-run health exchange established in the wake of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Gaines, who is […]

Gaines seeks hearing on health provider list debacle

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, Feb. 27 sent a letter to the Senate Health Committee urging a hearing on the Obamacare-aggravated problem of health care providers listing inaccurate doctor information in their provider network. In addition, Gaines is exploring legislation to protect consumers from the faulty information that is making it impossible for […]

Gaines introduces insurance rate-reduction bill

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) on Feb. 20 introduced legislation that would save ratepayers money on their insurance premiums by mandating that the Department of Insurance automatically accept any rate-decrease application from an insurer. “Let’s cut the bureaucracy and get some money back into people’s pockets,” said Gaines. “If an insurer wants to lower […]

Sen. Gaines responds to State of State address

SACRAMENTO — Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today reacted to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014 State of the State address, which he delivered to a joint session of the Legislature and the people of California on Wednesday morning. He said: “Everyone is worried about the drought, but I’m more worried about the jobs drought. We’ll see rain […]

Gaines legislation aims to cancel fire tax for natural disaster victims

SACRAMENTO — In his continued efforts to fight against the illegal fire tax, Senator Ted Gaines on Jan. 7 introduced legislation that would exempt anyone who has lost a home to a wildfire or other natural disaster from paying the tax. “I don’t want insult added to injury,” said Gaines. “The state should be helping […]

Wake up, Ted Gaines

EDITOR: Oh, come on now Mr. Gaines. I usually largely agree with you, but this one has me flummoxed. In the Dec. 4, Mountain Democrat you said, “When it came to healthcare reform, the Obama administration didn’t know what to do or how to do it.” He, Pelosi, Reed and Hillary know exactly what they’re […]

Gaines for Gaines

EDITOR: Our elected state senator, Ted Gaines, is co-chairman of the state senate insurance committee. As an insurance company owner, he obviously has experience and knowledge of the industry, which means he could act as a valuable public servant. Except his co-chairman, state Senator Ron Calderon, has been investigated and is now being charged by […]

Gaines eyes commissioner post

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, recently announced his candidacy for California insurance commissioner. “The insurance commissioner should work to protect consumers, keep rates low, and make it easier for companies to hire and retain workers,” Gaines said. Gaines noted that under its current leadership, the California Department of Insurance has become a hostile bureaucracy that is […]

Gaines’ advisor to speak in EDH

Matt Cox, policy and communications advisor for Sen. Ted Gaines, will speak at the Holiday Inn Express in Town Center in El Dorado Hills on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Cox will be addressing the 2013 legislative session and the outlook for 2014, as well as being available for questions. There were a number of […]

Gaines sleeps through Calderon corruption

EDITOR: Our state senator, Ted Gaines, who sold insurance for a living before getting elected to the state assembly (and now the state senate), sits on the state senate insurance committee. The chairman of that committee, Ron Calderon, is apparently very corrupt, based on last week’s FBI raids. Calderon’s family of lawmaker/lawyer/lobbyists is allegedly getting […]

Assembly OKs Beth Gaines’ bill opening cap-and-trade meetings

SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly approved legislation authored by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, which would require the non-profit corporation handling the state contracts regarding cap-and-trade to be more transparent in its work to reduce greenhouse gases. “Regardless of how one may feel about the effectiveness of cap-and-trade programs, I believe it is essential for […]

June 01, 2013 | Posted in News | 1 Reply

Gaines hosting Community Coffee

Sen. Ted Gaines will host an informal Community Coffee to get in touch with the public directly on Wednesday, May 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Zia’s Italian Caffe & Gelato Bar at 312 Main Street, Suite 101 in Downtown Placerville. This informal event is an opportunity for Sen. Gaines to meet with residents […]

Assemblywoman Gaines hosting EDH coffee

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, will be in El Dorado Hills to host her third in a series of community coffee meetings this Friday. “These gatherings are the perfect chance for me to meet one-on-one with constituents,” Gaines said, “and listen to what they have to say about the state issues affecting them, their businesses and […]

Sen. Gaines highlights Cal Fire’s tax billing delay

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) recently highlighted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (Cal Fire) decision to temporarily hold off on sending out additional $150 fire “fee” bills while the agency sorts through the mounting complaints they’ve received challenging the billing data. “While I am pleased Cal Fire has decided to apply […]

Sen. Gaines hosts open house in EDH

Sen. Ted Gaines is inviting the public to an open house event at his new El Dorado Hills constituent service center. Open from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 12, visitors can: • Tour the new office • Discuss goals and priorities for 2013 • Share concerns about state issues • Meet District and Capitol staff • […]

Gaines duo resonates with Tea Party in EDH

Ted and Beth Gaines were in El Dorado Hills last week to update the Tea Party Patriots on what they’re doing in Sacramento to protect taxpayers.

Both were elected in 2011, Beth to the reconfigured Assembly District 6, which now contains El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, plus portions of Placer and Sacramento Counties, Ted to California Senate District 1, which encompasses the northwest corner of the state, including all of El Dorado County.

Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, arrived fresh off two days of hearings on the California Parks Department slush fund scandal.

Gaines duo to speak at Tea Party Patriots of EDH event

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills will host Sen. Ted Gaines and Assemblywoman Beth Gains in a town hall meeting on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Town Center Holiday Inn Express. The two will speak on the impending California tax increases and the future of tax legislation in the state. “The […]

Sen. Gaines fights fire tax

SACRAMENTO – In his continued efforts to fight against the illegal fire tax, Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) has introduced three pieces of legislation this session that will provide relief for rural Californians forced to pay the fee. ‘This $150 fire tax is illegal and unfair — plain and simple,” said Gaines. “My goal with these […]

Hidden funds: Sen. Gaines wants AG to look at Cal Fire

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, has sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris requesting an investigation into the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection following recent reports revealing the agency hid $3.6 million with the California District Attorneys Association instead of depositing it into the state’s General Fund. “This is a […]

Assemblywoman Gaines gets 100% from NFIB

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- Rocklin, announced Jan. 29 that the nation’s top advocate for small businesses and job creation, the National Federation of Independent Business has recognized her, for the second consecutive year, with a 100 percent pro-business rating based on her 2012 voting record. “Receiving high marks on the NFIB scorecard, for […]

Sen. Gaines responds to guv’s speech

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, gave the following reaction to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013 State of the State address, which he delivered to a joint session of the Legislature and the people of California Jan. 24. “California’s future can be bright and full of promise if the government provides the foundation for its […]

Sen. Gaines announces new committee assignments

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R–Rocklin) announced he has been appointed to serve as vice chairman of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session. “I am honored to have been given these committee assignments in critical areas that affect the lives of all […]

Sen. Gaines aims to take firearms out of hands of mentally ill

SACRAMENTO – Inspired by the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) recently announced legislative plans to introduce a bill that would make a critical change to California’s existing gun control laws, keeping dangerous firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. “It’s time […]

Sen. Gaines should keep his day job

State Sen. Ted Gaines sent us an opinion column criticizing the raises the El Dorado Irrigation District board  gave its general manager and counsel. We’ll grant that the criticism is valid, but why is a state senator getting down in the weeds of local water district politics? We elected him to represent us in state […]

Senator Gaines introduces legislation to repeal illegal fire tax

SACRAMENTO – As his first order of business after being sworn into office yesterday, Senator Ted Gaines (R–Rocklin) introduced legislation that would repeal the fire tax. “This $150 fire tax is illegal and unfair – plain and simple,” said Gaines. “Many rural property owners already pay local fire agencies for protection so it is clearly […]

Gaines sworn in as senator, elected caucus chairman

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) was sworn into office today as representative for the 1st Senate District at the State Capitol. “I am honored to serve the North State and the people of the 1st Senate District and am prepared to continue fighting hard for taxpayers and ensuring job-creation is our number one priority,” […]

Griffith-Flatter said election against Gaines was ‘refreshing’

Julie Griffith-Flatter, a land use planner for Sierra County for 18 years and member of multiple planning boards, lost the election for California State Senate District 1 to incumbent Ted Gaines on Tuesday night. Griffith-Flatter said, “I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to run for State Senate District 1 and to the […]

Beth Gaines excited to continue representing El Dorado County

Beth Gaines is looking forward to getting back to work to help El Dorado County. Gaines, who kept her Assembly District 6 seat with more than 76 percent of the vote over opponent Andy Pugno, said she is “excited and honored to represent El Dorado County.” She noted that the district “voted overwhelmingly against taxes” […]

Assemblywoman Gaines receives high marks from California Taxpayers Association

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Gaines, R-Rocklin, Ocxt. 2 announced that she received a top grade from the California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state’s oldest watchdog group on tax and other public finance issues, for their 2012 Legislative Voting Record report card. This is the second consecutive year Assemblywoman Gaines has received high marks from CalTax. “I […]

Sen. Gaines ready for runoff

By Ted Gaines ROCKLIN – Republican Sen. Ted Gaines swept to victory in the 1st Senate District Primary Election, winning over 48 percent of the vote in the four-person open primary race. Gaines will advance to the November general election where he will face Democrat Julie Griffith-Flatter. “I am humbled and grateful for the overwhelming […]

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines named champion of property rights

Beth Gaines has been named a “2011 Champion of Private Property Rights” by the California Alliance to Protect Property Rights. Gaines was one of six Republican legislators to receive the award for her dedication to protecting private property rights by breaking ranks with her Republican colleagues to abolish redevelopment in California. “At a time when […]

Assemblywoman Gaines criticizes guv’s ballot plan

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, which includes an astounding $16 billion deficit: “I am disappointed that the governor has chosen to ignore common-sense budget solutions by calling upon hardworking taxpayers to bailout Sacramento for its years of irresponsible spending. Higher taxes will […]

Ted Gaines needs to get serious

EDITOR: Conservatives do not feed red meat to Tea Party crowds, as Ted did when he pumped the crowd with the stuffed wolverine confiscation by the Department of Fish and Game. Small-government elected officials don’t relinquish their safe seats to their wives. Honest servants of the electorate don’t describe themselves on the ballot as “Small […]

Gaines’ ADA bill wins committee vote

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, April 10 announced that a portion of her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation reform package has unanimously cleared the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee with bi-partisan support. Assembly Bill 1879, requires the State Architect to compile a list of all federal and state disability access regulations […]

Town hall meeting with Sen. Gaines

State Sen. Ted Gaines will be hosting a town hall meeting 6-8 p.m. April 12 in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. Gaines will discuss goals and priorities for 2012, share concerns about state issues and inform attendees about how his Senate office can provide resources and services. For […]

Gaines, Norby sponsor Assembly bill for vets’ tuition

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, and Assemblyman Chris Norby, R-Fullerton, announced Feb. 27 that they have jointly introduced a measure that will provide California veterans with the opportunity to use resident tuition rates. Assembly Bill 2250 will allow veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military and their spouses the ability to […]

Assemblywoman Gaines seeks to curb disability lawsuit abuse

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, Feb. 22 announced that she has introduced two measures that will curtail frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits and pinpoint conflicting state and federal ADA regulations. One measure, Assembly Bill 1878, would give California’s most vulnerable small businesses an opportunity to correct an ADA violation before a lawsuit can […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 5 Replies

Ted Gaines is a lightbulb Luddite

EDITOR: I welcome efforts to conserve energy by individuals and, yes, by the government. Ted Gains is a modern-day Luddite. Yet, even he describes incandescent bulbs as an “…..inefficient, global-warming villain……” Those words might give me a glimpse of hope that he understands the problem, but alas, I am inclined to believe that they are […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 5 Replies

Assemblywoman Gaines gets given pro-jobs rating by NFIB

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- Roseville, announced Jan. 12 that she has received an “A” grade from the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s top advocate for small businesses and job creation, for her strong, pro-business voting record. “As a small businesswoman, I am honored to have earned a high score on the […]

No fan of Ted Gaines

EDITOR: Ted Gaines’ “My turn: Honoring our warriors of freedom” in the Mountain Democrat is, literally, stomach-turning drivel; its obvious lack of sincerity and sole purpose of scoring points with voters ooze through so painfully that I cringed while reading it. Gaines, like his mentor Tom McClintock, studiously avoided serving in the military. To paraphrase Dick […]

November 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 3 Replies

Sen. Gaines score high

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, Oct. 25 announced that he has scored 100 percent on the California Taxpayers Association’s (CalTax) 2011 Voting Record. Gaines was one of only 30 state legislators out of the 120 Assembly and Senate members to receive the top score. CalTax’s legislative report card is designed to hold lawmakers accountable […]

Sen. Gaines’ health care transparency bill OK’d

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, announced that Gov. Brown has signed his legislation that will provide consumers access to important cost information on hospital healthcare services.  “I am pleased that Gov. Brown recognizes the importance of providing this cost comparison information to consumers, allowing them to make informed decisions about care and thank […]

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