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March 2, 2017
In his continued efforts to fight against the illegal fire tax, Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced Senate Bill 9, a measure to repeal the tax.
March 1, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) reacted to the results of today’s snow survey by the Department of Water Resources which showed that statewide, the snowpack holds 45.5 inches of snow water equivalent, or 185 percent of the March 1 average (24.6 inches). The central and southern regions in the Sierra Nevada are close to reaching the more than 30-year record for snowpack statewide.
February 23, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has voted unanimously to support his Senate Bill 11, a measure that would immediately and proactively waive penalties and interest for taxpayers when a BOE system failure prevents them from making tax payments on time.
February 22, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today sent the following letter to President Trump requesting that – in light of the Oroville Dam crisis – he take action to conduct an immediate and thorough inspection of Folsom Dam; the existing Folsom Dam spillways; the soon-to-be-completed auxiliary spillway; and all levees potentially affected by a dam failure or unregulated flow from Folsom Lake.

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