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Senator Gaines Highlights Bills Honoring Veterans This Memorial Day
May 24, 2018
SACRAMENTO – With Memorial Day just around the corner, Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) is highlighting two of his bills that seek to provide some relief and recognition for those who have honorably served our country. Senate Constitutional Amendment 19 will allow honorably discharged veterans of...
Senator Gaines' Bills To Help Overtaxed Californians Fail In Committee
May 17, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today expressed disappointment that two of his bills, Senate Bills 995 and 996 that would have provided some relief to overtaxed Californians, failed in the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. “California taxpayers can barely make ends meet but...
Senator Gaines' Audit Request Of The City Of Lincoln Approved
May 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that his request to audit the City of Lincoln has been approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The audit, to be conducted by the California State Auditor, will include a review of the administration of public funds and assets...
Senator Gaines' Veterans Property Tax Bill Passes Committee
May 15, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that Senate Constitutional Amendment 19, legislation that would allow veterans to transfer their Prop. 13 baseline valuations when purchasing a new property, passed out of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments...
Senator Gaines Issues Statement On Governor's Budget Revise
May 11, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised 2018-19 state budget proposal: “California taxpayers can barely make ends meet but Governor Brown says the state is sitting on a $8.8 billion budget surplus? That is $8.8 billion of...
Senator Gaines' Bill To Help Families Save For College Passes Committee
May 9, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced Senate Bill 1218, legislation that will help families save money for college by making contributions to 529 plans tax deductible in California, passed out of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. “The cost to send kids to...
Gaines Gazette: May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018
In This Issue: Tax Day Comes Twice For Californians | Bills To Help Overtaxed Californians | Congratulations Jonathan Schwartz! | “Sanctuary State” Repeal Fails In Committee | Graduation Day At Simpson University | Veteran License Plate Bill Passes Committee | Wildfire Awareness Week | Bill Recognizing Opioid Crisis Passes Senate | Follow Me!
Senator Gaines' "Police Dog Protection Act Of 2018" Fails In Committee
April 30, 2018
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) announced that Senate Bill 911, legislation that would have ensured killers of police dogs are prosecuted as felons, failed to pass out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. “Everyone is safer when police dogs are on the front lines, from law enforcement and...
Senator Gaines' Bill Recognizing Opioid Crisis Passes Senate
April 26, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that Senate Concurrent Resolution 115, legislation that recognizes the impact that opioid-related deaths have had on California communities, passed out of the Senate. “This resolution points to some grim conclusions about opioid abuse in...
Senator Gaines' "Sanctuary State" Repeal Fails In Committee
April 25, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced his Senate Bill 1219, which would have eliminated California’s status as a “sanctuary state,” failed to pass out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. “I’m extremely disappointed the Committee members chose to neglect our state’s...
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