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March 13, 2019
In unilaterally giving reprieves to the 737 murderers on California’s death row, Gov. Gavin Newsom is further delaying the wishes of the majority of California’s residents. In recent years, California voters rejected two initiatives to overturn the death penalty, while passing one initiative to...
March 4, 2019
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, has been closely monitoring the arguments in CalFire Local 2881, et al. v. CalPERS before the California Supreme Court. Here is his comment on the ruling: “Today, the Court missed a major opportunity to resolve an inferred untenable doctrine that has become...
March 1, 2019
SACRAMENTO - The annual report by the California Department of Justice outlining the status of the state's Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) was released today by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and it reflects a systematic failure in the program to remove firearms from individuals who are...
February 19, 2019
Sen. John M. W. Moorlach introduced Senate Bill 319, which would provide additional dedicated lanes without speed limits northbound and southbound on Interstate Route 5 (I-5) and State Route 99 (SR 99) without speed limits using existing cap and trade revenues. Replacing the defunct High-Speed Rail...
January 25, 2019
Over the 4 years I have served in the State Senate, I have labored diligently to reduce the cost of housing in California so every person and family could afford a roof over their heads. That includes attempts to reform the California Environmental Quality Act, address infill constraints, and...
January 10, 2019
Sen. John M.W. Moorlach released the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s state budget introduction: As the only trained CPA in the California Legislature, I am looking forward to working with Gov. Gavin Newsom on his state budget proposal for fiscal year 2019-20. I hope it...
January 7, 2019
Sen. John M.W. Moorlach today announced: I would like to congratulate Gov. Gavin Newsom on his inauguration as California’s 40th governor, especially how he brought up the passage in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount about building a strong foundation for “our house.” The new governor will release the...
December 5, 2018
State Senator John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, will be monitoring the California Supreme Court online tomorrow listening to the oral arguments in CalFire Local 2881, et al. v. CalPERS. He is willing to provide his impressions on the possible outcomes of cases dealing with the California Rule and how it...
November 16, 2018
Sen. John M.W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, comments on the Legislative Analyst’s (LAO) new report, “The 2019-20 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook”: The LAO is optimistic about nearly $15 billion in additional resources to allocate after putting another $15 billion into the Rainy Day fund. The report...
October 3, 2018
Sen. John Moorlach today released his latest fiscal report, “ Financial Soundness Rankings for California’s Public School Districts, Colleges & Universities. ” SEE REPORT HERE . It follows his March 2018 reports on the state’s 482 cities that found 2/3 of them in the red; of 58 counties , 55...
September 27, 2018
On June 6, Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, took great pleasure in issuing a resolution selecting Mercy House of Santa Ana as the 37th Senatorial District’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year. The Resolution commends Mercy House “for providing invaluable services to the people of the local area, and...
September 4, 2018
Since being elected to the State Senate in March 2015, I have tried to shine a light in California’s vast bureaucracy to see if we can get better services for the hard earned taxes the people of California are paying. Unfortunately, the California Department of Transportation – or Caltrans – has...