Late Payments to Vendors

September 28, 2020

To: Brian Kelly,  Chief Executive Officer, California High-Speed Rail Authority
From: Senator John M. W. Moorlach
Subject: Late Payments to Vendors
Summary: The HSR Authority’s not paying bills on time has burdened women- and minority-owned businesses with carry the costs of late payments on a this taxpayer-funded project, which is unfair and unnecessary.  Senator Moorlach has asked the Authority to answer a series of questions.

Read the full letter here. (pdf)

2020-21 State Budget's Impact on School Funding

August 11, 2020

TO: Governor Gavin Newsom
FROM: Senator Moorlach and Members of the Senate and Assembly Republican Caucuses
DATE: August 11, 2020
SUBJECT: 2020-21 State Budget’s Impact on School Funding
SUMMARY: The 2020-21 Budget Package provided assurances to maintain school funding based on a status-quo that no longer exists. As you know, changes were made to state law to “hold harmless” school funding based on prior year attendance. Unfortunately, this methodology does great harm by failing to recognize school growth – effectively placing a “cap” on funding based on 2019-20 attendance, even at schools serving more students in the 2020-21 school year…

Read the full letter here. (pdf)