Releases and Articles

April 14, 2016
Yesterday, the Senate Health Committee approved legislation by Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) – Senate Bill 1273 – that gives county personnel greater flexibility over the use of Mental Health Services Act funds for outpatient crisis stabilization services.
April 13, 2016
"Here is a great example of why we need SB 1142, ADA Lawsuit Protection for Small Business Owners." -- Senator Moorlach
April 11, 2016
Today, SB 1251, the California Financial Transparency Act, will be heard in the Public Employee and Retirement (PERS) Committee. So far, the largest opposition has come from public employee unions, who have argued that providing the state’s key fiscal components and debt to voters would somehow be harmful to the process.
April 7, 2016
California has over $250 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities, most of which is state public employee pension costs. That's why public employee unions are working to kill SB 1251 (Moorlach), which establishes the California Financial Transparency Act and requires the state’s financial data to...
March 31, 2016
Today Senator Moorlach released the following statement regarding passage of SB 3 (Leno) raising the minimum wage:
March 30, 2016
What did Governor Brown's own Department of Finance say about a $13 minimum wage? "...impact on economy and budget likely to be negative " "...would lead to slower personal income growth" "...lead to slower employment growth" "... negative impact on taxes collected" Monday, Governor Brown announced...
March 29, 2016
January vs. Yesterday Here’s what the Governor wrote in his budget proposal from January : “ …higher minimum wage laws are not free. They raise the operating costs of many businesses, and the state must shoulder higher wages in its programs… At $15 an hour… the General Fund would face major...
March 28, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the new minimum wage legislation today:
March 21, 2016
State Auditor Finds Caltrans Misled the Legislature for 7 Years About Implementing Efficiency Measures Auditor: Caltrans Has Little & Often No Cost Controls on Projects Auditor: 62% of Caltrans Projects are Over Budget California Pays the 5th Highest Per Mile Road Maintenance, But Has Nation’s...
March 18, 2016
The State Auditor’s latest report on Caltrans is the clearest signal yet that road funds are not being spent efficiently, nor in the highest-priority areas.