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.
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced Senate Bill 11, a measure that would immediately and proactively waive penalties and interest for taxpayers when a California State Board of Equalization (BOE) system failure prevents them from making tax payments on time.
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 1, a measure he voted against in the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing that creates permanent new taxes and fees to fund transportation infrastructure:
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) reacted to the results of this morning’s California snow survey, a measurement of the water content of California’s snowpack. This monthly survey is used to determine the amount of runoff the state can expect throughout the spring and summer. Typically, melting snow provides roughly 30-percent of California’s water supply.
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced Senate Bill 13, which will provide much-needed tax relief to the manufacturing, research and development, software and agricultural industries by expanding an existing sales and use tax exemption.
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today reacted to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 State of the State address, which he delivered to a joint session of the Legislature and the people of California this morning.
Senator Ted Gaines (R–El Dorado) today issued the following statement condemning California’s Democratic legislative leaders for their decision to hire outside legal counsel to advise on potential legal challenges with the incoming Trump Administration.