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Gaines sworn in, introduces his first bill

Sun staff reports

Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, took the oath of office today in Sacramento as the new representative for the 4th Assembly District, which includes the California area of Tahoe. He also introduced legislation to reign in state spending and provide tax rebates when the state has excess revenues.

After his swearing-in, Gaines introduced his first bill as a state lawmaker, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 3, which proposes to keep state spending in line with inflation and population growth. When the state reaches this spending limit, referred to as the Gann Limit, the excess will go to schools, a budget reserve and tax relief for families.

Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Gaines served as a member of the Placer County Board of Supervisors. He previously served as a member of the Roseville Planning Commission. He replaced Assemblyman Tim Leslie, who had reached his term limit.

The 4th Assembly District includes portions of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Alpine counties.


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