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Fox & Hounds: Mr. Moorlach Goes to Sacramento

June 14, 2016
So that’s why I’ve been interviewing John Moorlach for years. The State Senator and veteran CPA is California’s most congenial Republican. Despite being a wet blanket on the Golden State’s fiscal forecast, he’s just so dang likeable.

CA Political Review: Budget Deception: Weird Accounting Diminishes Accountability

June 14, 2016
The good news is that the days of deceptive government accounting may be numbered. The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has, for the last several years, been forcing government entities to finally begin reporting pension obligations and “Other Post-Employment Benefits” in a way that is both...

OC Register - Watchdog: O.C. jails are unfit for mentally ill inmates, grand jury says

June 13, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach, who championed Laura’s Law as a county supervisor, has introduced a bill that would allow “millionaire’s tax” funds from Proposition 63 (a 1 percent levy on those earning more than $1 million, to pay for mental health services) to be used for “crisis stabilization services...

Fox & Hounds: 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...

LA Times: Does the public have a right to know a cop's history?

June 2, 2016
There are state legislators who find that unacceptable. Senators Mark Leno of San Francisco, Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles and John Moorlach of Costa Mesa, along with Assembly member Shirley Weber of San Diego, have sponsored a bill that would give the public a right to know about officer-involved...

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

May 22, 2016
Senator John Moorlach, the only CPA currently serving in the California legislature, reacted saying that “This audit reinforces the fact that our bad roads are not a result of a lack of funding. They’re a result of a lack of competence at Caltrans.” Moreover, a report by the Legislative Analyst...

Orange County Breeze: California Governor releases May budget revision

May 13, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal: “I appreciate the Governor’s call for fiscal prudence in his May Revision of the 2016-2017 budget; however, this fiscal restraint does little to...

Fox & Hounds Daily: Analyzing the Governor's Coming May Budget Revision

May 13, 2016
"California has a $170 billion 'net' financial position deficit, with an increase of $54 billion since last year, the largest net deficit of all 50 states."

KCRA News: Stock Market Slump Causes California to face $1 billion shortfall

May 12, 2016
But Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, a former certified public accountant, said that higher taxes are not the answer. He added, " We cannot be the band on the deck of the Titanic. We've got to start addressing tomorrow today."

Record Bee: How is knowing state debt totals bad for California voters?

May 9, 2016
That comes through loud and clear in their opposition to state Sen. John Moorlach’s Senate Bill 1251, the California Financial Transparency Act. It failed to clear its first committee last week — two Republicans voting for it and three Democrats against in the Senate Public Employment and...