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January 7, 2016
1. California's Net Financial Position CA’s “net” financial position is a $117 billion deficit, ($3,014 per person) according to the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) . This figure should be positive for healthy organizations. It’s derived by tallying the state government’s...
January 7, 2016
Below are audio clips of Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) responding to the Governor’s call for higher gas taxes, despite $7 billion in new budget revenues. https://moorlach.cssrc.us/file/160107moorlachbudgetreact1mp3 https://moorlach.cssrc.us/file/160107moorlachbudgetreact3mp3 https://moorlach...
January 7, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
December 1, 2015
On December 1, 2015, my staff and I gave a first look at my priorities for the 2016 legislative session in Sacramento.
September 9, 2015
A fresh review of post-recession California budget data revealed that California’s road spending remained stagnant at roughly $10 billion per year over the past six years, while revenues from gas and diesel taxes and fees grew from $6.9 billion to $8.7 billion.
September 3, 2015
Today, Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised transportation tax plan: “Californians already pay the nation’s 4th highest gas tax. And, California’s transportation spending is already three times the national average per-mile of...
September 2, 2015
According to a newly released poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies, Californians oppose a gas tax hike by a large 63 percent to 37 percent margin and oppose raising the vehicle registration fee “car tax” by a 74 percent to 26 percent margin.
August 28, 2015
This Monday, August 31st, Malcolm Doughtery, Director of Caltrans, Ryan Chamberlain, Director, Caltrans District 12, John Bulinski, Acting District 8 Director and others will be golfing at Dove Canyon Country Club in Orange County . “Is Caltrans management that arrogant and tone-deaf?” asked State...
August 27, 2015
Today, the California State Auditor released its findings of an audit of Caltrans, showing that Caltrans approved the time sheets of an engineer who played golf for 55 workdays from August 2012 to March 2014. After being reassigned in April of 2014, supervisors continued to fail to directly...
August 27, 2015
Today, the California State Auditor released its findings of an audit of Caltrans, showing that Caltrans approved the time sheets of an engineer who played golf for 55 workdays from August 2012 to March 2014. 
After being reassigned in April of 2014, supervisors continued to fail to directly...

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