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KSBY: The Latest - California lawmakers confirm attorney general

January 23, 2017
Republican Sen. John Moorlach says he's worried Becerra will jeopardize federal funding by attacking the Trump administration.

POLITICO: Becerra confirmed as California attorney general

January 23, 2017
Among Republicans opposing the appointment Monday was Sen. John Moorlach, who objected to what he called the adversarial “tone” of confirmation hearings pitching California as a counterweight to Washington, D.C.

Fox 40: California Lawmakers Confirm Attorney General

January 23, 2017
But Republican Sen. John Moorlach says he’s worried Becerra will jeopardize federal funding by attacking the Trump administration.

OC Register: O.C. Sheriff's Department sought permission to destroy jailhouse snitch records

January 19, 2017
State Sen. John Moorlach, who was an Orange County Supervisor at the time of the 2014 vote, said the department’s request didn’t raise any questions and was considered to be non-controversial. “You don’t read the details on something like that,” Moorlach said. While he didn’t remember the vote, he...

AP/Merced Sun-Star: $1.9 billion error adds to California deficit projection

January 18, 2017
The massive hole in the Medi-Cal budget surprised state lawmakers. "It makes you wonder what else is not right. ... When something like this happens, the trust factor gets eroded and you lose confidence in what's being provided to you," said Sen. John Moorlach, a Republican from Costa Mesa who...

The Mercury News: California lawmaker wants schools to teach children about Russian interference in election

January 18, 2017
One Republican lawmaker, Sen. John Moorlach, of Costa Mesa, called the proposed Russian-interference lesson “petty,” an example of “showmanship.” Asked whether kids needed to learn the difference between real and fake news, he said, “I’d just be happy if we taught kids how to read and write and do...

R Street: Moorlach wants to take pension reform back to the future

January 17, 2017
But now state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, is having a little fun at the other party’s expense. He introduced a bill that also is named SB32 (hey, it’s a new legislative session). It also is based on a similar backward-looking approach. The legislation deals with his pet issue of unfunded...

OC Register: Moorlach wants to take pension reform back to the future

January 15, 2017
But now state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, is having a little fun at the other party’s expense. He introduced a bill that also is named SB32 (hey, it’s a new legislative session). It also is based on a similar backward-looking approach. The legislation deals with his pet issue of unfunded...

OC Register: Watchdog: California gets ready to rumble with Donald Trump over taxes

January 15, 2017
“If the majority party continues to poke President-elect Trump with a short stick, then they better be prepared with a Plan B,” said state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, in a statement.​

OC Register: In new budget, Gov. Brown practices fiscal caution in the age of Trump

January 10, 2017
“He’s not moving the dial. He’s not taking any major initiatives to reform California,” said state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa. “He’s going to ride it out, and the next governor will have to deal with this mess.” Moorlach chided Brown for “not spending a penny” on California’s long-term...

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