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June 16, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown has openly stated that a recession is coming and that budget cuts are inevitable. So I began my comments on the final budget acknowledging the uncomfortable fact that – at $125 billion – this is California’s largest general fund budget ever. It is difficult to reconcile the...
May 11, 2017
"If managing the budget is 'like riding a tiger,' looking out ahead ten years from now is like standing on the deck of the sinking Titanic."
May 5, 2017
Since 2014, there have been several attempts to repeal a cap that prohibits school districts from saving for a rainy day. Senate Bill 590, introduced by Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), aimed once again to repeal the burdensome cap. Sacramento Democrats killed SB 590 in the Senate Education Committee last week.
May 3, 2017
Today, the United States Senate approved House Resolution 66 by Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan that overturns a disastrous rule from the Department of Labor during the Obama Administration. Congress listened to the people, unpleased by the previous Administration’s rule by fiat. With the...
April 20, 2017
A bill by Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) to make California a Right-To-Work state was killed yesterday in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on a partisan vote. AB 1174 would have given workers the freedom to decide whether or not...
April 17, 2017
Today, I am asking Governor Brown to veto Senate Bill 1 -- the largest transportation tax increase in California state history -- for a multitude of reasons as outlined in my floor speech against the bill.
April 12, 2017
California is heading toward a fiscal crisis. We’re facing the high cost of retiree medical healthcare, massive unfunded liabilities for public employee pension benefits, and a $1.6 billion budget deficit. Tax increases are not going to get us out of this hole. Only fiscal integrity can fix...
April 7, 2017
My comments regarding the transportation and gastax increases proposed in Senate Bill 1

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