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Press Telegram: 8 key questions for Gov. Jerry Brown's California budget

February 6, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal shows that juggling government finances is no simple chore.The annual Sacramento budget dance is pretty well scripted by now, with the Democrats in supermajority control and fiscally conservative Republicans with limited votes for dramatic change. It’s...

Flash Report: California Democrats' 'Bullying' and Flagrant Hypocrisy

February 6, 2017
On December 6, 2016 upon the return of the Legislature and newly-elected members, Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, authored Senate Resolution 8, introduced to simply welcome newly-elected President Donald Trump and acknowledge the historical peaceful transition of power. But this congenial...

The OC Register: California's budget debate

February 5, 2017
The annual Sacramento budget dance is pretty well scripted by now, with the Democrats in supermajority control and fiscally conservative Republicans with limited votes for dramatic change. Some of Brown's fellow Democrats suggest that spending is too lean for good times. Republicans say the...

The Indy: Survey Counts Homeless in Orange County

February 4, 2017
About 150 volunteered in San Clemente to undertake the biannual Point in Time survey, including Fifth District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and state Senator John Moorlach. The survey was carried out to meet federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements. The count helps determine the...

MarketWatch: Opinion - California leads states' fight to break Trump's authoritarian wave

February 2, 2017
Earlier this month, California state senator John Moorlach warned that “if California decides to draw a line in the sand, Trump, the consummate businessman, might not view California as a very good investment.”

Fox News: Democrats Fast-Track Bill to Make California a 'Sanctuary State'

January 31, 2017
Democrats in California have advanced a bill that would make California a "sanctuary state" for all illegal immigrants, according to reports.

The Blaze: State legislature considering making all of California a 'sanctuary state'

January 31, 2017
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that directed all federal law enforcement agencies to “employ all lawful means” to enforce existing immigration laws and pledged to withhold federal monies from any city or state that fails to uphold or comply with federal immigration laws. On Tuesday, a...

COX Local Edition: Host Brad Pomerance interviews CA State Senator John Moorlach about public pension reform

January 31, 2017
The 9 minute interview focuses on the discussion of pension reform. “Wait time-out, don’t give me the sob story. We’re here to fix it!” –Sen John Moorlach

KFI AM640: 3pm Sen. John Moorlach on CA defying Trump

January 30, 2017
Senator John Moorlach comes on at minute marker 18:28 and discusses the focus the Senate has taking in regards to defying Trump—a misplaced focus in light of California’s financial problems. The talked ends at minute marker 25:45.

Daily Democrat Politics: Defiant state legislature fast-tracks 'sanctuary state' bills

January 30, 2017
The legislative package was introduced in December but has taken on a new sense of urgency among California’s Democratic leaders because of Trump’s executive orders that heighten immigration enforcement and border security. Senate Bill 54, a proposal championed by the leader of the state Senate,...

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