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April 17, 2017
Today, I am asking Governor Brown to veto Senate Bill 1 -- the largest transportation tax increase in California state history -- for a multitude of reasons as outlined in my floor speech against the bill.
April 12, 2017
California is heading toward a fiscal crisis. We’re facing the high cost of retiree medical healthcare, massive unfunded liabilities for public employee pension benefits, and a $1.6 billion budget deficit. Tax increases are not going to get us out of this hole. Only fiscal integrity can fix...
April 7, 2017
My comments regarding the transportation and gastax increases proposed in Senate Bill 1
March 29, 2017
The California State Controller's Office released the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) today. As we warned last year , the state is not directly accounting for all of its unfunded liabilities as the growing retiree medical debt of $76.7 billion is once again not included in the...
January 31, 2017
Will California pass public pension reform?
January 29, 2017
Have you ever watched someone playing chess who realizes that they are a few moves away from being checkmated? But, instead of playing to the conclusion or tipping the king, the player totally disrupts the board and storms off in a tantrum?
January 24, 2017
Evaluating California's condition requires checking vital signs and determining where our efforts are needed most. Below are 5 key metrics and resulting questions the Governor should address about the state of our state: While other states see increased economic activity on the horizon in 2017,...
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:
January 12, 2017
If California decides to draw a line in the sand, Trump, the consummate businessman, might not view California as a very good investment.

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