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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.

LA Patch - Labor Activists, Local Lawmakers Hail Gov. Brown's Minimum-Wage Hike

March 28, 2016
Labor activists, state lawmakers and local leaders, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Monday hailed a deal struck with Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative and labor leaders to raise California's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.

Hoy - Aumento salarial recrudecerá la pobreza, dicen políticos

March 28, 2016
El senador John Moorlach dijo estar en oposición al aumento y culpó a la pobreza de lo difícil que resulta operar un negocio en California. “En lugar de agregar más obstáculos para los negocios, deberíamos primero desarrollar un plan para que haya más competitividad económica que podría reconstruir...

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.

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...

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.”

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.

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