In The News Archive

Record Searchlight: California doesn't need more gas taxes

September 12, 2016
Caltrans is far behind other states in its contracting activity and the efficient use of scarce budget resources. "An average state transportation agency outsources 50 percent of its architects and engineers," state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, noted in a recent Orange County Business Journal...

FlashReport: 2016 Top Bills Worthy Of The Governor’s Veto

September 12, 2016
This is the 11th year that we have presented for your viewing displeasure the worst pieces of legislation sitting on Governor Brown’s desk. Of course there are a great many bills on the Governor’s desk – most of them worthy of a veto. Thus the task of trying to cull through those bills and single...

Christianity Daily: California Bill Banning Secret Recording of Conversations with Health Care Providers Moves Forward

September 9, 2016
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Suddeutsche Zeitung: Olympic victories of the GDR to be checked

September 6, 2016
Der Beschluss trägt das unscheinbare Kürzel SR-88, der kalifornische Senat hat ihn vor Kurzem verabschiedet, mit 39:0 Stimmen. Doch das Vorhaben hinter den schmalen Ziffern ist durchaus bemerkenswert.

Laguna Beach Indy: Bill Would Aid Fire Protection

September 4, 2016
A fire-prevention bill written on behalf of Laguna Beach awaits the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until Sept. 30 to approve or veto the measure. If signed, the bill that cleared the legislature Thursday, Aug. 25, is intended to help safeguard Laguna and other high fire-risk communities. In...

Merced Sunstar: California Editorial Roundup

September 4, 2016
Los Angeles Daily News on reforming transportation in California: Transportation is critical to the California economy and quality of life, but it is regularly given short shrift by legislators in Sacramento. Rather than fixing the well-documented transportation funding, staffing, management and...

The Daily Caller: Planned Parenthood Pushes California Bill That Could Jail Whistleblowers, Investigative Journalists

September 4, 2016
California’s legislature has sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk that could jail whistleblowers, undercover investigators and others who report on the health care industry without permission. Written by Planned Parenthood and passed on Wednesday, AB 1671 is a response to undercover pro-life...

LA Daily News: California transportation needs budget, efficiency reforms, not more taxes

September 4, 2016
Transportation is critical to the California economy and quality of life, but it is regularly given short shrift by legislators in Sacramento. Rather than fixing the well-documented transportation funding, staffing, management and efficiency problems, however, Democrats in the Legislature chose to...

OC Breeze: Senate approves SR 88 urging justice for dozens of 1976 women Olympic swimmers

September 1, 2016
Today, Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) presented Senate Resolution 88, which requests that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) correct a mistake from 40 years ago and rightfully award dozens of women swimmers the recognition and medals that they deserved, had they not been cheated by the East...

Coastline Pilot: Laguna hopes bill aimed at reducing wildfires sparked by utility wires will encourage undergrounding

September 1, 2016
A bill spearheaded by Laguna Beach Councilman Bob Whalen that would require the state to identify areas most at-risk of wildfires caused by overhead utility wires passed the Senate last week and awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's decision. Senate Bill 1463 would also require the California Public Utilities...

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