Current Releases

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – With Tax Day looming tomorrow, Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced a package of bills that will provide some relief to overtaxed Californians. “Every day feels like Tax Day in California. We have the highest income tax brackets of any state, top-five gas taxes, highest...
April 11, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) announced his Senate Bill 1357, a measure that would create a special “Veteran” license plate for the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, passed out of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. “Creating this veteran-...

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