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My News LA - Hooray for $15 state minimum wage: Dems, unions love it, GOP not so much

March 28, 2016
But Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, voiced his opposition to the wage deal, saying the state’s “high poverty rate” is due to the difficulty of operating a business in California.

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.

OC Register - Facing up to the state's debt burden

March 25, 2016
The state of California has run up $6,400 on your credit card. And the same amount for your spouse and each of your children. A family of four owes more than $25,000.

LB Indy - Public Safety Trumps View for Burying Wires

March 25, 2016
Public safety has usurped visual aesthetics as the motivation to underground utility cables citywide, says a report presented to the City Council Tuesday.

CityWatch - 'Caltrans is Worst Managed, Most Inefficient'... It's Time to Shift Road Funding to Counties

March 24, 2016
Last week, yet another high-profile scandal involving mismanagement rocked the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and this week I introduced Senate Bill 1141, which would launch a pilot program shifting road funds and maintenance duties from Caltrans to county governments.

OC Register - Caltrans' potholed record on road maintenance

March 22, 2016
“The audit basically found that Caltrans doesn’t even track how it spends maintenance money,” state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, said in a statement. “This is more evidence that California’s road problems aren’t due to a lack of money, but rather a lack of competence at Caltrans.”

Fox & Hounds - Senator John Moorlach: It’s Time to Shift Road Funding to Counties

March 22, 2016
Caltrans is one of the worst managed, most inefficient government agencies in the nation. Just look at the metrics. Californians pay among the highest gas taxes and the highest per-mile road maintenance, yet we also have the nation’s fifth worst roads. Those are clear signs that Caltrans is...

My News LA - Sen. Moorlach wants law limiting Caltrans to allocating money

March 21, 2016
Sen. John Moorlach said Monday he has introduced legislation limiting Caltrans to allocating money for road projects and having counties do the work. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, envisions having two pilot projects, one in a Northern California county and another in Southern California.

OC Breeze - Sen. Moorlach Introduces SB 1141 to Shift Road Funding/Duties to Counties

March 21, 2016
Last week, yet another high-profile scandal involving mismanagement rocked the California Department of Transportation – Caltrans, and today Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) announced that he’s introduced Senate Bill 1141, which would launch a pilot program shifting road funds and maintenance...

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