Assemblyman Ted Gaines

Gaines announces run for Cox’s Senate seat

Assemblyman Ted Gaines has set his sights on the California State Senate. Gaines, of Roseville, announced plans Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by state Sen. Dave Cox’s death ...

Supervisors support rollback of septic-system inspections

Placer County supervisors have added their support to a bill by Assemblyman Ted Gaines to stave off mandatory septic-system inspections. Supervisors voted at Tuesday’s meeting t ...

Budget crunch means long days for legislators, staffers

Behind the scenes, legislators and their staff are working long days as the state’s budget impasse continues. For Sen. Sam Aanestad and four of his team, Saturday ended up being ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...