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July 18, 2019
Six of Senator John M. W. Moorlach ’s bills are making their way through the Assembly. All have passed their first committees and head to either the Assembly Appropriations Committee or the Assembly floor for a vote. Senate Bill 359, Municipal Referendum Petitions , passed in the Assembly Elections...
June 19, 2019
Today, Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R- Costa Mesa) presented the Small Business of the Year Award to Mark F. Wille, C.P.A., A Professional Accountancy Corporation for the 37th Senate District. “Mark F. Wille, CPA has become a recognized personal and business advisor for the Orange County community...
June 13, 2019
California State Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement regarding the 2019-2020 budget adopted by the Senate in Assembly Bill 74: “I voted against the budget today because it falls short of what is frustrating Californians and their needs. It is the largest budget...
June 5, 2019
Today, Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) recognized Mind OC as the Nonprofit of the Year for the 37th Senate District with the California Association of Nonprofits. Moorlach was pleased to present Mind OC a Resolution on the Senate Floor for their outstanding record of community support. “...
May 25, 2019
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...
May 25, 2019
Late yesterday afternoon, the California State Senate voted unanimously to approve SB 598, the Open Financial Statements Act , to create the Open Financial Statements Commission, and take the first steps to transition state and local financial statements to a machine-readable format. SB 598 is...
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...