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December 21, 2017
Dear Friends: Welcome to my website! It is an honor to serve as the State Senator for the 1st District. This site will be continually updated to provide you with the latest developments in Sacramento as well as important updates on issues of concern to our district. My staff and I are devoted to helping you in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or need assistance with any state matter.
December 1, 2017
In This Issue: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! | Take My Tax Survey! | Operation Gobble | 2018 Legislative Priorities | Meeting With Community Leaders | Legislative Report Cards | Congratulations Kevin Hanley | Oust The Tax Pirates If You Want Change, CA | Cash For College Workshop In Redding
December 1, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) issued the following statement regarding the not guilty verdict handed down in the infamous Kate Steinle case. “San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy killed Kate Steinle. Her killer illegally crossed into the United States at least five times and finally settled in...
November 22, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that he has been named a “Champion of Manufacturing” by the California Manufacturing & Technology Association (CMTA) on their 2017 Manufacturing Vote Record . CMTA represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community – an economic...
November 15, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that he has earned an “A” grade for the 11th year in a row on the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s 2017 Legislative Scorecard , which grades lawmakers on their votes on issues important to taxpayers. “The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has...
November 7, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that he has earned a perfect score on the California Chamber of Commerce’s (CalChamber) 2017 Legislative Vote Record. Gaines was one of only 10 state legislators out of the 120 Assembly and Senate members to receive the top score. “I am honored to...
November 1, 2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado​) released the following statement regarding the largest gas tax increase in California’s history taking effect today. Motorists will now be paying an additional $0.12 per gallon of gasoline and $0.20 per gallon of diesel fuel as a result of Senate Bill 1, the $5.2...
November 1, 2017
In This Issue: Salute To Veterans | Gas Tax Kicks In November 1 | Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass | Action Taken On Illegal Marijuana Grows | Governor Brown Signs Sanctuary State Bill | Touring Nevada County Fire Devastation | Property Tax Relief For Fire Damage | Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck Memorial Highway | November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month | Thomas J. Cosgrove Memorial Highway | Taxpayer Protection Bill Vetoed By Governor
October 25, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado), along with members of the Haggard family, other dignitaries and community leaders held a dedication ceremony today honoring country music legend Merle Haggard and naming in his memory the overpass at the interchange of Interstate 5 and State Highway...
October 5, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today reacted to Governor Brown signing Senate Bill 54 (D-de León), a bill that will turn California into a “sanctuary state.” “I want to know what other crimes California is going to ignore? “Senate Bill 54 will quickly transform California into a...

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