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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...

OC Breeze: Governor Brown signs onerous mandate SB 1234 masked as helpful retirement plan

September 29, 2016
Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown signing Senate Bill 1234, which creates a bureaucratically run, government mandated, savings plan: “As a trained Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, I believe that encouraging...

WSJ: California Governor Signs Bill to Create State-Sponsored Retirement Plan

September 29, 2016
Republican State Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, called the bill an “onerous mandate,” adding that the law didn't have safeguards in place that would keep the program from “drifting from its intended purpose in the future.” "I believe that encouraging people to save for their future is critical,” Mr...

Univision: California aprueba un plan de retiro para (casi) todos

September 29, 2016
El gobernador Jerry Brown firmó la ley SB 1234 que permite que desde 2017 la mayoría de empleados que aún no están ahorrando para la jubilación tengan una forma de hacerlo. Entre los críticos de esta medida está el senador estatal John Moorlach quien considera que es "irresponsable" aprobar un...

Daily Pilot: Gov. Brown vetoes Moorlach's wildfire-risk bill

September 27, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed a bill spearheaded by Laguna Beach Councilman Bob Whalen that would have required the state to identify areas most at risk of wildfires caused by overhead utility wires. SB 1463, authored by state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), also would have required the...

OC Register: Governor vetoes utility undergrounding bill as Laguna Beach seeks ways to bury cables to prevent fires

September 27, 2016
A plan to bury utility lines to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire in Laguna Beach didn’t get the support it needed from Sacramento, but city officials say they will continue their efforts to protect the city

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...

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