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California State Controller Releases CAFR
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...
Senator Moorlach Discusses SB 32 Pension Reform on Charter Local Edition
January 31, 2017
Will California pass public pension reform?
Sacramento's Trump tantrum worsening state's fiscal health
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?
Senator Moorlach's Primer for Governor Brown's 2017 State of the State
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,...
Statement from Senator Moorlach on Governor's 2017 State of the State Address
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:
California Legislature doesn't understand the art of the deal
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.
Senator Moorlach Responds to Governor's 2017-18 Budget Proposal
January 10, 2017
California Families Deserve Better Fiscal Leadership
6 Key Measures of California's Fiscal Health 2017-18
January 9, 2017
Senator Moorlach's Notes on Analyzing the Governor's 2017-18 Budget Proposal 1. California's Net Financial Position California’s “net” financial position is a $169 billion deficit ($4,375 per person) according to the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This figure should be...
Legislature's hiring of Obama's attorney general raises questions
January 5, 2017
[posted with permission from The Daily Journal] The Democrat-controlled state Legislature's decision to hire former Obama administration Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. raises questions about how California's collection of top attorneys will work together, and if the move will spark or avoid...
Daily Journal: Incoming attorney general may be granted new powers
January 4, 2017
California will soon have a new attorney general, who may have several new powers and responsibilities if the state Legislature gets its way.
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