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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.”

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

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.

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,...

OC Register: Sacramento's Trump tantrum worsening state's fiscal health

January 29, 2017
With mounting fiscal problems in California why is the Governor and the majority party being reckless by telling our new president to “pound sand”? “California now has the highest tax rates, is barely making its budget, and is not paying down its debts.” Senator John Moorlach says “It’s time for...

California Political Review: Why California's Finances Could Derail Their Energy Plans

January 26, 2017
According to State Senator John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, California has real financial problems that need to be immediately addressed. Depending on how the numbers are analyzed California has either a $1.3 or a $2.8 trillion outstanding debt. These main problems are: 1) storage of excess energy, 2)...

790 KABC: LA City Council May Support Senate Bill To Defy Federal Government

January 26, 2017
Republican Senator John Moorlach is not a fan of Senate Bill 54, saying helping illegal immigrants who are criminals is troubling. “This is something that I think the majority of the population is opposed to. Public safety is the number one concern for citizens.”