Skip to main content
Releases and Articles
In The News
Video and Audio
Contact the Press Team
Bad Bills List
Glossary of Terms
E-mail the Senator
Join Email List
Sen. John M. W. Moorlach on Gov. Gavin Newsom's New Position on the Death Penalty
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...
Senator John M. W. Moorlach Reacts to California Supreme Court Pension Decision
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...
California Attorney General Fails to Meet Own APPS Program Deadlines, Yet Asks for More APPS Money
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...
Sen. John M. W. Moorlach Introduces Bill for Dedicated California Highway Lanes Without Speed Limits
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...
Governor's heavy-handed litigation tactics on City of Huntington Beach will divert resources from housing needs
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...
Sen. John Moorlach Commends Gov. Newsom's Budget Proposal for Rainy Day Fund, Cautions about Economic Assumptions
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...
Sen. John M.W. Moorlach Pledges to Work with Gov. Newsom on Homelessness, Fiscal Issues
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...
Senator Moorlach Will Monitor California Supreme Court Pension Hearing
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...
Sen. John Moorlach Cautions Legislature on Projected Surplus
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...
Moorlach Report Finds 2/3 of California's 944 School Districts Bleed Red Ink
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...
Mercy House selected Nonprofit of the Year
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...
Is Caltrans Campaigning on Your Dime?
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...
Request a Meeting
Read my latest thoughts by clicking the image below!
Check out my weekly podcast by clicking the image below!
Tweets from @SenatorMoorlach
Tweets by SenatorMoorlach