Statement from Senator Moorlach on Governor's 2017 State of the State Address

"California needs less showmanship and more leadership"
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 State of the State address:

"November 8th was an amazing inflection point in US history. The nation said we need a Republican in the White House. They also thought that we needed Republicans running the Senate and the House, as well as many of the nation’s statehouses. If you look at the balance sheets of all 50 states, and rank them from healthy to near insolvency, the bottom seven, which includes California, have Democratic leadership. 

"One of these seven states is Kentucky. And, on November 8th, they decided that maybe they ought to have a Republican Governor, a Republican Senate and a Republican House of Representatives for the first time in 95 years! So, this nation is waking up to the devastating impacts of Democratic policies that are pushing many states into bankruptcy and are demanding that it has to stop. 

"Governor Brown gave a defiant, play-to-the-crowd speech, but he still does not understand the fundamental change that’s happening in this nation and in so many other states. He’s on the wrong side and his 'alternative facts' about the health of our economy need to be rectified. California’s balance sheet must be fixed – this is priority number one; not antagonizing the new President. When you upset the leader of this nation, you better prepare for push back. It will negatively affect every Californian; and that is poor leadership."

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CLICK HERE to read Senator Moorlach's 5 Key Metrics & Resulting Questions that the Governor needs to address.

 

Press Contact: Amanda Smith @ 714-662-6050, amanda.smith@sen.ca.gov

State Senator John Moorlach is a nationally recognized budget, finance, and fiscal policy expert. Moorlach graduated from CA State University in Long Beach in 1977, passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978, and completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He earned a Certificate in Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in 2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the New Supervisors Training Institute in 2007 from CA State University in Sacramento in cooperation with their Center for California Studies.