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ICYMI: CA Controller's July Cash Report Shows Revenue Short
August 22, 2016
California July Cash Report Update “State tax revenue is down. Is this a signal of things to come? When the next economic downturn hits, California is going to miss revenue projections by a larger margin. If the economy is contracting, then California will have to borrow to fund its budget. If the...
Governor Brown Signs Moorlach 'Marital Deduction Trusts' Bill
August 18, 2016
On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator John Moorlach's Senate Bill 1265 into law. The bill provides a much needed update to the California Probate Code and synchronizes it with the federal tax law.
7-Step Fix for 'Mismanaged' Caltrans
August 15, 2016
It has chosen to pay $500 million per year for unnecessary Caltrans staffing over making Caltrans the best department of transportation in the nation. There’s no question that Caltrans is bloated and mismanaged and is not held accountable. But what to do with a mismanaged Caltrans?
ICYMI: How High-Speed Rail Has Turned Highway Robbery
August 11, 2016
“If you thought that Caltrans and the Bay Bridge were terrible, just wait to see how bad high-speed rail is going to be..." - Senator John Moorlach Los Angeles Times By Ralph Vartabedian August 8, 2016 [Excerpts] "Relocation of Highway 99 in Fresno, a key part of the bullet train project, is over...
Addressing O.C. mental health crisis
July 31, 2016
Also published at The Orange County Register As a business major, and then a practicing C.P.A., I never imagined that I would spend much of my time in public office focusing on the mental health crisis we are facing in the U.S. The importance of addressing mental illness hit me front and center...
Governor Brown Signs Moorlach 'Date of Separation' Bill
July 25, 2016
Senate Bill 1255, authored by Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), was signed into law by Governor Brown today. This legislation will amend the California Family Code to allow for a couple to be considered “living separate and apart” while still living under the same roof for purposes of establishing a date of separation as a precursor of divorce.
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.
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