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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.”

Flash Report: Gov. Jerry Brown Talks; President Donald Trump Does

January 25, 2017
Sycophants in the media often refer to Brown as the only adult in the State Capitol, when compared to the infantine legislature and foolish Democratic leadership. “California needs less showmanship and more leadership,” said California Sen. John Moorlach , R-Costa Mesa, following Brown’s State of...

Capital Alert: Jerry Brown to deliver annual 'State of the State' address

January 25, 2017
WORTH REPEATING: “Instead of being defiant, I’d prefer #caleg offer an olive branch & sit at the table.” Republican Sen. John Moorlach of Costa Mesa in response to statements from Senate Democrats in the Legislature who have vowed to fight Donald Trump.

FOX 40: California Dems Refuse to Enforce Trump Immigration Order

January 25, 2017
Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration sent a strong message. Wednesday , California democratic lawmakers sent one right back. De Leon rejected the executive order’s stated premises, that the focus is keeping dangerous criminals out. Senator John Moorlach of Orange County says he’s...

KCRA: 7 things to know about Brown's State of State address

January 24, 2017
“We’ve got to focus on our balance sheet because it’s one of the worst in the nation,” state Sen. John Moorlach, R-District 37, said. "And I didn’t see an enthusiasm to attack our balance sheet, to attack our debts, to make a better budget.”

OC Register: Trump opponent Xavier Becerra confirmed as state attorney general

January 23, 2017
Some Republicans said they voted against him because of his promise to challenge federal policies. Republican Sen. John Moorlach of Costa Mesa says he’s worried Becerra will jeopardize federal funding for California by antagonizing the Trump administration.

LA Times: State Senate votes for final confirmation of Xavier Becerra as state attorney general

January 23, 2017
The state Senate on Monday voted 26-9 in favor of final confirmation of Rep. Xavier Becerra as California’s attorney general, putting on watch a veteran politician who has promised to block efforts by President Trump to roll back state policies on immigration, civil rights and the environment. Sen...

SacBee: Becerra on his way to becoming first Latino California attorney general

January 23, 2017
“I’m a little concerned, colleagues, about the tone,” said Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa. “I don’t want to jeopardize those funds. So, I believe that instead of making it sound like we’re being defiant, I’d prefer that we are looking at offering an olive branch and that we’re at the table, that...

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.