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February 28, 2020
Late last night I received a response to my letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom regarding the proposal to house coronavirus patients at Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa. The response was from Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly. While I appreciate Dr. Ghaly's response, I am still...
February 26, 2020
After several days of confusion and unanswered questions surrounding the recent announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) patients would be placed in quarantine at Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, Senator John M. W. Moorlach sent the following letter to Governor...
February 22, 2020
Senator John M. W. Moorlach has been apprised and briefed of the situation by both the Governor's office and the leadership of the city of Costa Mesa. Here is his statement on these recent events: "The coronavirus patients from California should have finished their quarantine on the cruise ship in...
February 19, 2020
State Sen. John M.W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, issued the following statement today after Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his 2020 State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature: “I want to commend Gov. Newsom for spending so much of his State of the State address on...
February 14, 2020
Today, Senator John M. W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, introduced Senate Bill 990 to free drivers for Uber, Lyft and similar transportation network companies (TNCs). It would allow drivers to be classified as independent contractors. Doing so would free them from the restrictive provisions of Assembly...
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...