Gaines’ bill to repeal fire fee fails in committee
April 10, 2013 — Although it received bi-partisan support, Senator Ted Gaines’ bill to repeal the illegal fire tax (Senate Bill 17), failed recently in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on a four-to-three vote (with two members abstaining).
Senate Bill 17 would have reversed the governor’s and legislative Democrats’ decision to raise $84 million in taxes by charging rural property owners a fee for fire prevention services as part of the 2011-2012 budget. These communities are located in State Responsibility Areas designated by Calfire, even though their property taxes already contribute to the service contracts that counties have with Calfire.
Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Lassen, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.
Lady Grizzlies celebrate a championship season
Miranda Langenhorst, back left, Mikailia Bustamante, Melica Woodhead, Dana Lovelace, Makenna Busse, Klari Scheff, bottom left, Hailey Hannah, Stevie Woodbury, Myeisha Shepard, Emilee Downing, Gabi Geoia and Jayde Hartzell pose together with the awards they were presented with at the Lassen High School...Read More...
Grizzlies soccer team plays tough, rain or shine
The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team is ready to give its opponents tough competition this year. The team is made up of Andy Wotjen, back left, Jon Langston, Cyrus White, Michael Pelfrey, Josh Schmidt, Jason Lilly, Jake Morgan, Jayce Gray, Carson Friedline, Garrison Collier, Jesus Garibo, Robert...Read More...
Sanctions upheld, Lassen College soccer cannot compete in playoffs
Dec. 2 — After a lengthy appeals process and a hugely successful soccer season, it turns out the Lassen Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will not be allowed to compete in the playoffs. Lassen College has been appealing sanctions placed on the soccer program for competing in nontraditional...Read More...