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Fox & Hounds: A Bid for Transparency Turns Murky

April 13, 2016
In an age when the quest for transparency in government is treated akin to securing the holy grail, Sen. John Moorlach’s “Financial Transparency Act” (SB 1251) has been frustrated by legislative hurdles. On Tuesday, the bill was turned aside on a party line vote although all members of the Public...

LA Times: Around Town - Moorlach to discuss California's finances

April 12, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) will speak about state pensions, California public employees and politics in Sacramento during a Speak Up Newport discussion Thursday. Moorlach has been an Orange County treasurer and supervisor and now represents California's 37th State Senate District,...

OC Register: Higher minimum wage equals higher prices, more taxes

April 9, 2016
People especially hit by the higher wage will be retirees in such areas as Laguna Woods and Leisure World, state Sen. John Moorlach told me. The Republican from Costa Mesa voted against the increase.

OC Register: How to make business less a target for exploitive lawsuits

April 8, 2016
Despite prior reform efforts, lawsuits keep coming. SB1142 offers an alternative. This important legislation by Sen. Moorlach offers small-business owners a “right to cure” any identified noncompliance with the Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act or the ADA within 120 days...

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