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PENSION UPDATE: Kern, San Diego, Riverside & Other Counties Join "Billion Dollar Club"
March 8, 2016
The financial carnage continues as more local governments report their Fiscal Year 2015 balance sheets under the new rules, which requires them to account for defined benefit public employee pension "unfunded actuarial acrued liabilities" (UAALs).
BREAKING NEWS: Pension Debt Swamps L.A. County Balance Sheet
March 3, 2016
GASB ("GAZ-bee") and CAFR ("CAF-er") are two of 2016's most important acronyms. That's because the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) mandated that, beginning this year, governments must report unfunded public employee pension liabilities on their audited balance sheets in their Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR).
Senator Moorlach Announces Bill to Make Mental Health Funds More Flexible, Efficient
February 26, 2016
At a news conference today at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, California, State Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) announced that he has authored Senate Bill 1273, which will give the County greater flexibility over use of Mental Health Services Act funds.
Statement from Senator Moorlach on Governor's 2016 State of the State Address
January 21, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016 State of the State address:
Primer for Governor Brown's State of the State
January 20, 2016
Evaluating our state's condition requires checking vital signs and determining where our efforts are needed most. Here are 5 key metrics and resulting questions the Governor should address about the state of our state: For the past 11 years, CEOs have rated CA as the worst state in which to do...
Audio Clips of Senator Moorlach Responding to the Governor's Renewed Call for Raising Gas Taxes in The 2016/17 Budget
January 7, 2016
Below are audio clips of Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) responding to the Governor’s call for higher gas taxes, despite $7 billion in new budget revenues. http://moorlach.cssrc.us/file/160107moorlachbudgetreact1mp3 http://moorlach.cssrc.us/file/160107moorlachbudgetreact3mp3 http://moorlach...
Statement from Senator Moorlach on Governor's 2016-17 Budget Proposal
January 7, 2016
Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
In 6 Years Following Great Recession, Gas Tax Revenue Grew by $1.75 Billion; Road Spending Remained Stagnant
September 9, 2015
A fresh review of post-recession California budget data revealed that California’s road spending remained stagnant at roughly $10 billion per year over the past six years, while revenues from gas and diesel taxes and fees grew from $6.9 billion to $8.7 billion.
Senator Moorlach Responds to Governor's Revised Transportation Tax Plan
September 3, 2015
Today, Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised transportation tax plan: “Californians already pay the nation’s 4th highest gas tax. And, California’s transportation spending is already three times the national average per-mile of...
New Poll: Large Majority of Californians Say "NO" to Gas Tax Hike
September 2, 2015
According to a newly released poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies, Californians oppose a gas tax hike by a large 63 percent to 37 percent margin and oppose raising the vehicle registration fee “car tax” by a 74 percent to 26 percent margin.
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