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August 27, 2015
Today, the California State Auditor released its findings of an audit of Caltrans, showing that Caltrans approved the time sheets of an engineer who played golf for 55 workdays from August 2012 to March 2014. After being reassigned in April of 2014, supervisors continued to fail to directly...
August 27, 2015
Today, the California State Auditor released its findings of an audit of Caltrans, showing that Caltrans approved the time sheets of an engineer who played golf for 55 workdays from August 2012 to March 2014. 
After being reassigned in April of 2014, supervisors continued to fail to directly...
August 19, 2015
In a rigorous discussion today during the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Development over Senator Moorlach’s SBX1-9 (Responsible Contacting for Caltrans), the discussion quickly shifted focus to Caltrans’ lack of transparency, poor budgeting and mismanagement of funds.
August 7, 2015
This year, the majority Democratic Party found new ways to spend the $6 billion to $9 billion in additional tax revenue, passing the largest state budget in California history. Funding to fix our roads and bridges, however, was woefully inadequate.
August 6, 2015
1. CA's gas taxes are the 4th highest in the nation. According to the American Petroleum Institute , California's 61-cent-per-gallon gas taxes are the 4th highest in the nation, behind only Pennsylvania, New York and Hawaii. This does not include the recent addition of extra cap-and-trade taxes...
July 6, 2015
Senator Moorlach joined the DeMaio-Sullivan KOGO AM San Diego to discuss California’s water crisis.
June 29, 2015
Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) was recently appointed by Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de León to serve on the State Senate’s Extraordinary Session on Health Care’s Public Health and Developmental Services Committee.
June 24, 2015
(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) responded to today's formal signing of the 2015-16 California state budget by issuing the following statement: “I applaud Governor Brown for rejecting the legislature’s appetite for higher spending. He is wise in preferring a more conservative...
June 19, 2015
In preparation for today’s budget vote, Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement and summary of 5 key California budget health indicators.
June 19, 2015
Today, Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) brought to the Senate Budget Bill (SB 97) debate a reminder of California’s unfunded liabilities and long term fiscal debts:

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