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ICYMI: CalPERS running up record pension debt on your credit card
July 22, 2016
When the nation's largest pension system Monday announced its annual earnings, news coverage focused on the dismal 0.61 percent return for the last fiscal year.
Bill to Make Mental Health Funds More Flexible Sparks Movement at Dept of Health Care Services
July 21, 2016
Yesterday, the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued Information Notice: 16-034, which clarifies that counties can use Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding to provide crisis stabilization services to clients on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
ICYMI: Dan Walters: CalPERS' unfunded liabilities grow as its investment earnings lag
July 20, 2016
Sacramento Bee By Dan Walters July 18, 2016 [Excerpts] You can smear lipstick on a pig, but that doesn’t change its innate porcinity. Officials of the California Public Employees Retirement System, the nation’s largest pension trust fund, tried Monday to cast its very anemic investment earnings –...
Orange County Rescue Mission Chosen to be Honored at First-Ever California Nonprofits Day Celebration
June 23, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) joined the California Association of Nonprofits to honor the Orange County Rescue Mission as the 2016 California Nonprofit of the Year from the 37th Senate District.
SB 1146 Response
June 21, 2016
Over the past several weeks, I have received emails, phone calls, letters and visits regarding the destructive effects Senate Bill 1146 would have on our higher education system if implemented.
Sen. Moorlach Responds To Budget Discussions
June 15, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the 2016-2017 state budget earlier today: "The Legislature voted to enact another record-setting budget. Unfortunately, transportation priorities are being neglected in favor of high-speed...
Senator Moorlach's Budget Deadline Update
June 14, 2016
“California has a $170 billion unrestricted net deficit, an increase of $54 billion since last year, the LARGEST net deficit of all 50 states. This deficit severely threatens California’s short and long term financial health. While Governor Brown has been watching the state’s spending, he only has two years left in this position. The next governor is going to have an interesting predicament to deal with if the legislature doesn’t pay attention now."
Statement by Senator Moorlach Following Conference Committee Vote on Budget Deal
June 10, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) today issued the following statement regarding the budget deal struck by Governor Brown and legislative Democrats in the conference committee yesterday:
Resist the "Pothole Tax"
June 3, 2016
Last week, Will Kempton, Executive Director of Transportation California and former Director of Caltrans published a response to Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, in a Fox & Hounds piece stating that, “…in spite of all the recent audits and criticism, the organization [Caltrans] employs competent people who want to serve the public well.” In the same piece he highlighted the need to address California’s transportation funding crisis and provided one solution: Raise your taxes even higher.
Former Caltrans Director Acknowledges Criticism, Defends Department's Incompetence & Mismanagement
June 1, 2016
Left up to the Governor and the legislature, it will be YOU who will be asked to fund a “pothole tax." I hate to break it to you, but you’re being taken to the cleaners. You are the victim of intentional infrastructure neglect. This literally is “highway robbery.” The fix is in. And the answer is you and your wallet.
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