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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.

OC Breeze: SB 1273 to provide greater flexibility in using state funds for mental health outpatient crisis stabilization services

April 16, 2016
On Wednesday, April 13, 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. The bill is co-authored by...

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.

OC Register: How to make business less a target for exploitive lawsuits

April 8, 2016
Despite prior reform efforts, lawsuits keep coming. SB1142 offers an alternative. This important legislation by Sen. Moorlach offers small-business owners a “right to cure” any identified noncompliance with the Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act or the ADA within 120 days...

Fox & Hounds - CalChamber Releases 2016 Job Creator List

April 7, 2016
SB 1142 (Moorlach; R-Costa Mesa) ADA Reform — Reduces meritless litigation costs while protecting disability access by providing a business with 120 days to cure any alleged violation in a demand letter before a civil action may be filed.

American Spectator - A Few Crumbs for Private Workers

March 31, 2016
“It’s nice that government’s concerned, but it’s not the government’s business,” said Sen. John Moorlach, an Orange County Republican and pension-reform expert.