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Politico: Eric Holder, mum on Trump, huddles with state Democrats

February 8, 2017
Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general hired by California legislative leaders to guide them in their anticipated legal battles with President Donald Trump, huddled privately with state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, while declining to weigh in publicly on Trump’s embattled...

Voice of OC: Costa Mesa Property Eyed as Site for Mental Health Service Center

February 7, 2017
Orange County officials in recent years have finally begun to make progress on helping homeless people find a safe place to sleep for a night. Homeless advocates say re-purposing a 114-acre property nestled between a golf course and a condo development in Costa Mesa could provide an important step...

Press Telegram: 8 key questions for Gov. Jerry Brown's California budget

February 6, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal shows that juggling government finances is no simple chore.The annual Sacramento budget dance is pretty well scripted by now, with the Democrats in supermajority control and fiscally conservative Republicans with limited votes for dramatic change. It’s...

Flash Report: California Democrats' 'Bullying' and Flagrant Hypocrisy

February 6, 2017
On December 6, 2016 upon the return of the Legislature and newly-elected members, Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, authored Senate Resolution 8, introduced to simply welcome newly-elected President Donald Trump and acknowledge the historical peaceful transition of power. But this congenial...

The OC Register: California's budget debate

February 5, 2017
The annual Sacramento budget dance is pretty well scripted by now, with the Democrats in supermajority control and fiscally conservative Republicans with limited votes for dramatic change. Some of Brown's fellow Democrats suggest that spending is too lean for good times. Republicans say the...

The Indy: Survey Counts Homeless in Orange County

February 4, 2017
About 150 volunteered in San Clemente to undertake the biannual Point in Time survey, including Fifth District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and state Senator John Moorlach. The survey was carried out to meet federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements. The count helps determine the...

MarketWatch: Opinion - California leads states' fight to break Trump's authoritarian wave

February 2, 2017
Earlier this month, California state senator John Moorlach warned that “if California decides to draw a line in the sand, Trump, the consummate businessman, might not view California as a very good investment.”

Fox News: Democrats Fast-Track Bill to Make California a 'Sanctuary State'

January 31, 2017
Democrats in California have advanced a bill that would make California a "sanctuary state" for all illegal immigrants, according to reports.

The Blaze: State legislature considering making all of California a 'sanctuary state'

January 31, 2017
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that directed all federal law enforcement agencies to “employ all lawful means” to enforce existing immigration laws and pledged to withhold federal monies from any city or state that fails to uphold or comply with federal immigration laws. On Tuesday, a...

COX Local Edition: Host Brad Pomerance interviews CA State Senator John Moorlach about public pension reform

January 31, 2017
The 9 minute interview focuses on the discussion of pension reform. “Wait time-out, don’t give me the sob story. We’re here to fix it!” –Sen John Moorlach

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