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Primer for Governor Brown's State of the State
January 20, 2016
Evaluating our state's condition requires checking vital signs and determining where our efforts are needed most. Here are 5 key metrics and resulting questions the Governor should address about the state of our state: For the past 11 years, CEOs have rated CA as the worst state in which to do...
Governor's Budget: Early Battle Lines on Taxes
January 8, 2016
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2016-17 budget proposal to the legislature, and in that budget he anticipates approximately $7.6 billion in new spending over the previous year’s approved budget. The fact that we have increased revenues to the state should be good news for California taxpayers, as the additional funds should take away any pressure to raise taxes. But, that’s not how Sacramento logic works.
6 Key Measures of California's Fiscal Health
January 7, 2016
1. California's Net Financial Position CA’s “net” financial position is a $117 billion deficit, ($3,014 per person) according to the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) . This figure should be positive for healthy organizations. It’s derived by tallying the state government’s...
Audio Clips of Senator Moorlach Responding to the Governor's Renewed Call for Raising Gas Taxes in The 2016/17 Budget
January 7, 2016
Below are audio clips of Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) responding to the Governor’s call for higher gas taxes, despite $7 billion in new budget revenues. http://moorlach.cssrc.us/file/160107moorlachbudgetreact1mp3 http://moorlach.cssrc.us/file/160107moorlachbudgetreact3mp3 http://moorlach...
Statement from Senator Moorlach on Governor's 2016-17 Budget Proposal
January 7, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
2016 Legislative Priorities Town Hall Presentation
December 1, 2015
On December 1, 2015, my staff and I gave a first look at my priorities for the 2016 legislative session in Sacramento.
In 6 Years Following Great Recession, Gas Tax Revenue Grew by $1.75 Billion; Road Spending Remained Stagnant
September 9, 2015
A fresh review of post-recession California budget data revealed that California’s road spending remained stagnant at roughly $10 billion per year over the past six years, while revenues from gas and diesel taxes and fees grew from $6.9 billion to $8.7 billion.
Senator Moorlach Responds to Governor's Revised Transportation Tax Plan
September 3, 2015
Today, Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised transportation tax plan: “Californians already pay the nation’s 4th highest gas tax. And, California’s transportation spending is already three times the national average per-mile of...
New Poll: Large Majority of Californians Say "NO" to Gas Tax Hike
September 2, 2015
According to a newly released poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies, Californians oppose a gas tax hike by a large 63 percent to 37 percent margin and oppose raising the vehicle registration fee “car tax” by a 74 percent to 26 percent margin.
In Wake of Employee Golfing Scandal, Caltrans Top Management Scheduled To... Play Golf!
August 28, 2015
This Monday, August 31st, Malcolm Doughtery, Director of Caltrans, Ryan Chamberlain, Director, Caltrans District 12, John Bulinski, Acting District 8 Director and others will be golfing at Dove Canyon Country Club in Orange County . “Is Caltrans management that arrogant and tone-deaf?” asked State...
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