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State must tackle its debts
December 3, 2016
The Legislative Analyst’s Office recently announced that it is forecasting a $2.8 billion budget surplus for the state of California next year. As the SNL Church Lady would say, “Isn’t that special?”
Expanding county supervisor boards: What exactly are we trying to solve?
November 20, 2016
There’s a basic truth worth remembering whenever someone proposes new legislation: What problem is it attempting to solve? This political guidepost came to mind in the last session when reviewing State Constitutional Amendment 8, which would have forced several counties in California to increase the number of seats on their boards of supervisors.
Senator Moorlach to Host 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony
November 7, 2016
WHO: Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) and Dan Worthington, retired Corporal in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959, who served as a draftee in the Cold War era. WHAT: This Veterans Day Ceremony will acknowledge the importance of sites along the Pacific Coast, which served to defend California and the...
ICYMI: Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities Near $5.6 Trillion
October 18, 2016
"The metrics are in and others are beginning to recognize how deep the pension liability hole is for not only California, but the entire nation. It's time for the public employees and Legislature to work together to develop a long-term solution for these public pensions that are currently...
Senator John Moorlach on Thisday in Laguna Woods
October 17, 2016
Last week I had the pleasure of joining Laguna Woods, California "Thisday" for an interview to discuss my efforts to reform our state's severely flawed transportation department & a pivotal victory for mental health care services.
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)...
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