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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.

Fox & Hounds - Government Analysts Weigh In on Minimum Wage Boost

March 31, 2016
What did Governor Brown’s own Department of Finance say about a $13 minimum wage? (Sen. Moorlach: Imagine the Adverse Effects of $15 )

AP - California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

March 31, 2016
"Business owners are going to go, is this an April Fool's joke?" Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, added.

KFBK - Minimum Wage Bill Passes Through CA Legislature

March 31, 2016
On the Republican side of the house, Senator John Moorlach of Orange County says he and his colleagues could only watch as this bill was hustled through. Moorlach says it is not only going to hurt California businesses and the economy, and could even have an effect nationally, but that he is not...

Fox & Hounds - Government Analysts Weigh In on Minimum Wage Boost

March 31, 2016
(Editors note: Some comments on the effects of the proposed minimum wage increase below. For the concise quotes from the Department of Finance, a hat tip to Sen. John Moorlach.)

Cal WatchDog - Proposed pilot program could replace Caltrans with counties

March 30, 2016
Responding to years of mismanagement and voter frustration with state roads, coupled with successful transportation programs administered in his home county, Sen. John Moorlach is pushing a measure that would create a five-year pilot program empowering two counties to assume the responsibility of...

ABC 10 - Gov. Brown announces minimum wage deal

March 28, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, plans to vote against the bill that he says will push businesses out of the state. “(The owners) are just rolling up shop and saying ‘it’s easier to do business in Texas or Utah or Nevada and that hurts our people even more in the long run,'" Moorlach said.

San Jose Mercury News - California's $15 minimum wage: Brown defends sudden embrace of wage hike

March 28, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, referred to the bill as a "roadblock" for business. "We have no way of knowing if this minimum wage hike will help or hurt workers and job growth, which California families need," he said.

Public CEO - Annual State Report Begins Showing Pension Debt

March 28, 2016
Following new accounting rules, the annual state financial report issued this month shows a “net pension liability” of $63.7 billion, a dramatic increase from the $3.2 billion “net pension obligation” reported last year.

CalPensions - Annual state report begins showing pension debt

March 28, 2016
Following new accounting rules, the annual state financial report issued this month shows a “net pension liability” of $63.7 billion, a dramatic increase from the $3.2 billion “net pension obligation” reported last year.

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