Solar Panel Mandate Displaces 150,000 Home Buyers

Senator Ted Gaines
California State Senator, 1st District

While Democrats in the state Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown debate how to spend our state’s budget surplus, they continue to push policies that bust the budgets of ordinary California families. The California Energy Commission’s mandate that all new homes in California include a minimum $10,000 solar panel system is the latest such attack. With […]

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More Business Leaves California

Senator Ted Gaines
California State Senator, 1st District

(Editor’s Note: Senator Gaines issued the following statement on the closure of the Verizon customer service center in Rancho Cordova and the 1,000 jobs lost as a result of that closure.) Who can be surprised by this? California is doing everything it can to drive businesses out of the state. Sky-high workers compensation costs, painful energy […]

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Immediate Actions Needed to Combat Higher Gas Prices

Senator Ted Gaines
California State Senator, 1st District

Governor Brown and state regulators must take any and all immediate measures available to stop the recent, massive spike in California gasoline prices. This overnight price explosion is killing California families and businesses and we cannot afford one more day. The California Air Resources Board needs to immediately suspend the expensive special ‘summer blend’ requirement […]

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How Can We Make California CA-Boom! Again?

Senator Ted Gaines
California State Senator, 1st District

Ebola, landslide elections, immigration and Ferguson have dominated the holiday season news, and those massive stories have obscured a host of other events that augur poorly for the future of California unless we act to change the way we govern this state. It’s the problems related in these stories that inspired me to write CA-Boom! […]

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Taking the Business Climate Fight to Texas

Senator Ted Gaines
California State Senator, 1st District

In an effort to attract, retain and grow California businesses, I visited the Texas State Capitol to promote California as the premier destination for business relocation, business expansion and economic development. California has some advantages for business that no other state can match. We are a state of innovators and groundbreakers. We are the venture […]

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