Yesterday, the Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) appointed Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) to the 2019-20 Budget Conference Committee.
The full makeup of the bipartisan committee is:
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair
Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama)
Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside)
Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)
“Thank you to the pro Tem for trusting this committee to reconcile the Senate and Assembly budgets in a manner that will advance the goals of fiscal responsibility and protect taxpayers,” said Senator Moorlach in response to his appointment.
There are generally differences in proposed spending levels in the budget legislation passed by the Senate and the Assembly. A bipartisan Conference Committee of members from both the Senate and the Assembly will resolve the differences and present the budget to the legislature to be voted on before sending to the governor. This is the third year in a row Moorlach has been appointed to Budget Conference Committee.