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LA Daily News Editorial Board: How is knowing state debt totals bad for California voters?

April 22, 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...

Reason: California GOP Blathers About Freedom, But Mostly Backs 'Secrecy Lobby'

April 22, 2016
On the encouraging side, Sen. John Moorlach is a co-sponsor of SB1286. The Costa Mesa Republican also supports reform of the asset-forfeiture process by which police agencies grab the property of citizens who have never been convicted, or even accused, of a crime. The process was designed to battle...

Daily Republic: Groundwater regulatory bill advances

April 22, 2016
The bill passed the committee Wednesday with Republican Sens. Janet Nguyen, the committee vice chairwoman, and John M. W. Moorlach dissenting.

OC Register: A better fix for fixing California's roads

April 19, 2016
As with innumerable other services, privatizing the roads would be the best way to offer them the most cheaply and efficiently. We don’t expect the state to agree, but it should at least competitively bid highway maintenance to the private sector to save money, minimize bureaucratic bloat and...

Public CEO - Pushing the Case for Cost-Cutting Pension Reform

April 18, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, said his “California Financial Transparency Act” (SB 1251) would give voters “basic reliable nonpartisan financial information” as they consider bonds, spending measures, and candidates.

OC Register: Women's products that cost more than men's? It's called the 'pink tax', and not everyone's mad

April 17, 2016
The bill, supported by a coalition of women’s, consumer and civil rights groups, sailed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 5-1 vote last week. The only dissenter was Orange County Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa. “I believe we have a free market, and I believe that we’re not forced to...

OC Register: Some in GOP yield to Sacramento's secrecy lobby

April 17, 2016
On the encouraging side, Sen. John Moorlach is a co-sponsor of SB1286.

Fox & Hounds: A Bid for Transparency Turns Murky

April 13, 2016
In an age when the quest for transparency in government is treated akin to securing the holy grail, Sen. John Moorlach’s “Financial Transparency Act” (SB 1251) has been frustrated by legislative hurdles. On Tuesday, the bill was turned aside on a party line vote although all members of the Public...

LA Times: Around Town - Moorlach to discuss California's finances

April 12, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) will speak about state pensions, California public employees and politics in Sacramento during a Speak Up Newport discussion Thursday. Moorlach has been an Orange County treasurer and supervisor and now represents California's 37th State Senate District,...

OC Register: Higher minimum wage equals higher prices, more taxes

April 9, 2016
People especially hit by the higher wage will be retirees in such areas as Laguna Woods and Leisure World, state Sen. John Moorlach told me. The Republican from Costa Mesa voted against the increase.