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ICYMI: Illinois Is California's Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come
October 11, 2016
"If you want to know the fate that awaits California, just watch the state of Illinois. It's a slow-moving fiscal train wreck and California is on the same track. The catalyst? Underfunded pensions. I drove through Illinois, from top to bottom, last October to see it for myself. "California's...
Senator Moorlach Responds to Governor Brown Signing Anti-Transparency Bill, AB 1671
September 30, 2016
Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown signing Assembly Bill 1671 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles):
Governor Brown Signs Onerous Mandate Masked as a Helpful Retirement Plan
September 29, 2016
Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown signing Senate Bill 1234, which creates a bureaucratically run, government mandated, savings plan:
State should focus on roads instead of creating retirement plans
September 28, 2016
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s Senate Bill 1234 – or the Secure Choice Act – is a noble effort to impose a defined contribution plan into your budget, but it is neither “secure” nor a “choice.”
Governor Brown Vetoes Critical Wildfire Safety Bill
September 26, 2016
On Saturday, September 24, Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1463 , which would have given local governments more say in fire-prevention efforts through the current Public Utilities Commission current proceeding making maps of fire hazard areas around utility lines. Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)...
Sen. Moorlach Reacts to Gov. Brown Signing More Feel-Good Climate Legislation
September 19, 2016
Following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 1383 (Lara) today, Senator John Moorlach issued the following statement:
NEW Op-Ed: Misplaced Priorities in State Capitol
September 18, 2016
Instead of passing feel-good legislation with little impact, like SB32, the Legislature needs to focus on the issues we can fix — issues like paying down debt, putting more money away in our state’s Rainy Day Fund and prioritizing practical transportation needs over a costly high-speed rail project and a severely mismanaged Caltrans.
Senate Approves Resolution Urging Justice for Dozens of 1976 Women Olympic Swimmers
August 31, 2016
Today, Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) presented Senate Resolution 88, which requests that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) correct a mistake from 40 years ago and rightfully award dozens of women swimmers the recognition and medals that they deserved, had they not been cheated by the East German team, who used performance-enhancing substances. Senate Resolution 88 passed with a 39-0 vote.
The Desensitization of Debt -- An Accountant's Analysis of Propositions 51 & 53
August 30, 2016
In the 2016 June Primary, 81 percent of local tax and bond measures were passed by the California electorate. That, of course, would seem to make a pretty significant statement about the mood of these voters have in regards to incurring future debt and establishing additional local taxes. This November, they will have two chances to reassert fiscal prudence and make a significant statement about long-term debt.
ICYMI: State Should Focus on Roads Instead of Creating Retirement Plans
August 29, 2016
"Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s Senate Bill 1234 – or the Secure Choice Act – is a noble effort to impose a defined contribution plan into your budget, but it is neither 'secure' nor a 'choice.' Hold onto your wallet.'"
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