Gaines sworn in, introduces his first bill |

Gaines sworn in, introduces his first bill

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.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User