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Gaines Getting Back to Work in Senate

Nevada County’s State Senator is back in the Capitol, with the new legislature being sworn in this week. Republican Ted Gaines has already helped author legislation that would keep higher costs of fuels as part of the cap-and-trade program from going into effect, which would likely raise gas prices after the first of the year. Also on Gaines’ agenda for the next two years–more de-regulation of businesses, and the exploration of a very hot topic…

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Gaines, who is an insurance agent, ran for state Insurance Commissioner in November but lost to incumbent Dave Jones. He says he still wants to use his insurance knowledge when it comes to committee assignments…

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Gaines was also Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee last session. Gaines is now Nevada County’s only state Senator–parts of the county actually had two representatives for awhile, with Jim Nielsen…

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Nielsen still represents parts of Placer County, and all of Yuba County.

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