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2016 and Earlier
Sen. Moorlach Responds To Budget Discussions
June 15, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the 2016-2017 state budget earlier today: "The Legislature voted to enact another record-setting budget. Unfortunately, transportation priorities are being neglected in favor of high-speed...
Senator Moorlach's Budget Deadline Update
June 14, 2016
“California has a $170 billion unrestricted net deficit, an increase of $54 billion since last year, the LARGEST net deficit of all 50 states. This deficit severely threatens California’s short and long term financial health. While Governor Brown has been watching the state’s spending, he only has two years left in this position. The next governor is going to have an interesting predicament to deal with if the legislature doesn’t pay attention now."
Statement by Senator Moorlach Following Conference Committee Vote on Budget Deal
June 10, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) today issued the following statement regarding the budget deal struck by Governor Brown and legislative Democrats in the conference committee yesterday:
Resist the "Pothole Tax"
June 3, 2016
Last week, Will Kempton, Executive Director of Transportation California and former Director of Caltrans published a response to Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, in a Fox & Hounds piece stating that, “…in spite of all the recent audits and criticism, the organization [Caltrans] employs competent people who want to serve the public well.” In the same piece he highlighted the need to address California’s transportation funding crisis and provided one solution: Raise your taxes even higher.
Former Caltrans Director Acknowledges Criticism, Defends Department's Incompetence & Mismanagement
June 1, 2016
Left up to the Governor and the legislature, it will be YOU who will be asked to fund a “pothole tax." I hate to break it to you, but you’re being taken to the cleaners. You are the victim of intentional infrastructure neglect. This literally is “highway robbery.” The fix is in. And the answer is you and your wallet.
ICYMI: California stoking job growth -- in the moving industry
May 31, 2016
Orange County Register By Adam B. Summers May 29, 2016 [Excerpts] "...In just the past seven years, approximately 9,000 businesses have decided to leave California or expand their operations out of state. Companies leaving California typically save between 20 percent and 35 percent of operating...
Senator John Moorlach Discusses the Consequences of the Minimum Wage Hike
May 26, 2016
Senator Moorlach joins Larry Marino on KRLA AM 870’s show, Sunday Morning Newsmakers to discuss the consequences of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Join the conversation and tweet at Larry at @lanewsguy #SundayMorningNewsmakers and Senator Moorlach at @SenatorMoorlach.
ICYMI: TAXPORTATION -- Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike
May 25, 2016
"In the 1950s and ’60s, California had the best transportation agency in the entire world. But all that changed with the election of a new, anti-growth, small-is-beautiful governor by the name of Jerry Brown."
Orange County Business Journal Named California Small Business of the Year
May 25, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) today joined the California Small Business Association (CSBA) in honoring the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) as the 2016 Small Business of the Year from the 37th Senate District.
Minimum Wage Update: Why is the government interfering with the market place?
May 23, 2016
"Why is the government interfering with the market place?” -- Senator John Moorlach Charter Local Edition Host: Brad Pomerance May 20, 2016
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