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AP/Merced Sun-Star: $1.9 billion error adds to California deficit projection

January 18, 2017
The massive hole in the Medi-Cal budget surprised state lawmakers. "It makes you wonder what else is not right. ... When something like this happens, the trust factor gets eroded and you lose confidence in what's being provided to you," said Sen. John Moorlach, a Republican from Costa Mesa who...

The Mercury News: California lawmaker wants schools to teach children about Russian interference in election

January 18, 2017
One Republican lawmaker, Sen. John Moorlach, of Costa Mesa, called the proposed Russian-interference lesson “petty,” an example of “showmanship.” Asked whether kids needed to learn the difference between real and fake news, he said, “I’d just be happy if we taught kids how to read and write and do...

R Street: Moorlach wants to take pension reform back to the future

January 17, 2017
But now state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, is having a little fun at the other party’s expense. He introduced a bill that also is named SB32 (hey, it’s a new legislative session). It also is based on a similar backward-looking approach. The legislation deals with his pet issue of unfunded...

OC Register: Moorlach wants to take pension reform back to the future

January 15, 2017
But now state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, is having a little fun at the other party’s expense. He introduced a bill that also is named SB32 (hey, it’s a new legislative session). It also is based on a similar backward-looking approach. The legislation deals with his pet issue of unfunded...

OC Register: Watchdog: California gets ready to rumble with Donald Trump over taxes

January 15, 2017
“If the majority party continues to poke President-elect Trump with a short stick, then they better be prepared with a Plan B,” said state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, in a statement.​

OC Politics Blog: Senator Moorlach responds to the CA Governor's 2017-18 budget proposal

January 10, 2017
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 state budget proposal:

The Hill: California faces budget gap amid uncertainty over Obamacare

January 10, 2017
"If ObamaCare blows up, we're going to have real trouble," said state Sen. John Moorlach (R), who represents Orange County. "Maybe the play is, let's try to unwind this in a humane way."

OC Register: In new budget, Gov. Brown practices fiscal caution in the age of Trump

January 10, 2017
“He’s not moving the dial. He’s not taking any major initiatives to reform California,” said state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa. “He’s going to ride it out, and the next governor will have to deal with this mess.” Moorlach chided Brown for “not spending a penny” on California’s long-term...

CA Political Review: Senator Moorlach Cautions Majority Party on the Costs of the Holder Hire

January 5, 2017
Senator John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, provided the following statement regarding the legislative Democrats’ decision to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as their next line of defense against the incoming Trump Administration.

Marin Independent Journal: At least one lawmaker is talking about 'pension tax'

January 4, 2017
Credit Orange County lawmaker John Moorlach for shining a bright spotlight on a surprise tax increase that starting in April will be on car owners’ registration bills.

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