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Heartland Institute: New California Law Could Jail Health Care Journalists, Whistleblowers

November 14, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed into law Assembly Bill 1671, which could send journalists and whistleblowers to jail for exposing wrongdoing in the health care industry.

CALMatters: Jerry Brown touted his pension reforms as a game-changer. But they’ve done little to rein in costs

October 28, 2016
Year after his 2010 election, Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare appearance at a legislative committee hearing to confront lawmakers about the steep cost of public employee pensions — and to demand that they pass his 12-point pension overhaul . Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), who serves on the Senate...

OC Register: Legislators push for gas tax increase instead of cutting bloated bureaucracy

October 14, 2016
Transportation infrastructure is inarguably a critical part of California. But many lawmakers are rightly skeptical of claims that more money will solve the problems. As state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, put it last year, “It’s a tragedy that Californians pay the highest transportation taxes...

CalWatchDog: Does the Secure Choice state-run retirement plan guarantee against taxpayer bailouts?

October 12, 2016
Arguably the biggest selling point for Secure Choice — the state-run, automatic retirement account measure signed into law last month — is the promise that taxpayers won’t be on the hook in the event of a loss.

Pro-life investigators now face a year in jail for exposing Planned Parenthood in California

October 3, 2016
Some lawmakers called that a case of blatant hypocrisy. “When ‘60 Minutes’ uses a hidden camera and discovers a unique story, it’s called outstanding journalism, but when a private citizen does it and unmasks a very, very unpleasant truth, it’s a call for legislation,” said Sen. John Moorlach, R-...

California Political Review: New State Controlled Pension System -- Will Taxpayers Have to Bail It Out?

October 2, 2016
As State Senator and financial expert, John Moorlach, commented after the governor signed SB 1234, “You can anticipate that this ‘secure’ investment has the potential to morph into a massive boondoggle.”

Western Journalism: New Law Prohibits Undercover Investigations at Planned Parenthood Clinics

October 1, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, said the bill aids those who have something to hide. “When ‘60 Minutes’ uses a hidden camera and discovers a unique story, it’s called outstanding journalism,” Moorlach said. “But when a private citizen does it and unmasks a very, very unpleasant truth, it’s...

Daily Pilot: 'Bob' Robins Jr., of Theodore Robins Ford in Costa Mesa, dies at 87

October 1, 2016
Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) called Robins a "five-star guy" and a "pillar of the community." "Bob was personable," Moorlach said. "He was a down-to-earth, friendly guy who was always available and reachable. He'll be missed."

Fox & Hounds: Will Taxpayers Back-up New State Controlled Pension System?

September 30, 2016
As State Senator and financial expert, John Moorlach, commented after the governor signed SB 1234, “You can anticipate that this ‘secure’ investment has the potential to morph into a massive boondoggle.”

Capitol Weekly: Brown OKs state-run pensions for private workers

September 30, 2016
“While people should save for their post-employment years, government should not be in the business of mandating retirement savings,” state Sen. John Moorlach, an Orange County Republican, said earlier before the governor’s action. “How will this proposal lead to long-term savings and “secure...

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