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Gaines pledges firm stance on taxes at Auburn meeting

State. Sen. Ted Gaines told a town-hall meeting audience Wednesday in Auburn that he’s willing to work across the legislative aisle with Democrats. But when it comes to raising ...

Kings arena financing plans, Placer County role, grow clearer

SACRAMENTO – The drive to keep the Sacramento Kings is also planning to keep its hand out of Placer County taxpayer pocketbooks. The 100-strong Think BIG committee of regional l ...

Redistricting forcing state Sen. Ted Gaines to move to keep seat

State Sen. Ted Gaines is planning to pull up stakes in the wake of a redistricting change that places his Roseville home inside fellow Republican Sen. Doug LaMalfa’s District 4. ...

Changes afoot for Auburn as political boundaries being redrawn

The once-every-decade overhaul of local, state and congressional boundary lines is moving into the fine-tuning stages. For Auburn, the biggest proposed changes could result in ...

Sacramento Kings arena funding plans a fit for Placer County?

Sacramento’s vision of regional cooperation – and financing – for a new arena is going to be a tough sell in Placer County, some elected officials are saying. While Californ ...

Assembly special election a waste? Some voters thought so

Simmering voter unhappiness boiled over on Election Day May 3 and the people who oversee the count say they had never seen anything like it. Ophir resident Gail Reinke was one of ...

Beth and Ted Gaines are Placer’s new power couple at the Capitol

Republican Beth Gaines of Roseville was sworn in Thursday as the new District 4 assemblywoman. Gaines’ oath of office also marks the start of a new and unique era in Placer and ...

Placer County’s District 4 Assembly turnout sinks to new lows

In terms of turnout, the District 4 Assembly election on Tuesday was dismal. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said that his pre-election forecast was holding up, with vo ...

Wrath on the ballot: $15.85-a-vote special election criticized

A lack of voter interest drove up Placer County’s cost of Tuesday’s special election to more than $15.85 a vote. And many of the Assembly District 4 voters who cast ballots di ...

Campanale, Gaines lead in District 4 Assembly race

The District 4 Assembly special election’s lone Democrat candidate was leading a field of eight Tuesday while Beth Gaines was ahead in a battle with John Allard for second place ...