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SB 742, SB 671, SB 665 Signed By Governor Brown
July 18, 2017
SACRAMENTO -- Yesterday, Governor Brown signed three key pieces of legislation I introduced that are designed to make state government processes more transparent, efficient, and effective. Senate Bill 665 Citizens deserve the transparency and reputable information from their local governments. This...
Cap-and-Trade Letter Stating Concerns Sent to Governor Brown
July 13, 2017
SACRAMENTO, CA -- After a whirlwind of discussions thanks to Gov. Brown's legislative cram down, the Senate Republican Caucus delivered him a letter voicing concerns about the detrimental effects of his proposed cap-and-trade policy. Below are excerpts: Preserving quality of life for all...
Bill clarifying arguments in ballot measure submissions headed to governor
June 30, 2017
“For future elections, SB 665 will hopefully prevent the confusion we saw over ballot argument selections for a local measure in the 2016 election.” ~ Senator Moorlach SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate Bill 665, Sen. John Moorlach’s bill clarifying potential signatories for the arguments in ballot measure...
HomeAid Orange County Recognized as Non Profit of the Year
June 29, 2017
Yesterday I had the opportunity to recognize HomeAid Orange County as a part of California Nonprofits Day organized by CalNonprofits . HomeAid does excellent work in my district dealing with a cause I've long fought for: ending homelessness. The award was accepted on behalf HomeAID by Scott Larson...
California Budget Act 2017-18: Largest annual budget disregards future consequences
June 16, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown has openly stated that a recession is coming and that budget cuts are inevitable. So I began my comments on the final budget acknowledging the uncomfortable fact that – at $125 billion – this is California’s largest general fund budget ever. It is difficult to reconcile the...
Response to May Budget Revision
May 11, 2017
"If managing the budget is 'like riding a tiger,' looking out ahead ten years from now is like standing on the deck of the sinking Titanic."
Senator Moorlach seeks to protect students during budget shortfalls
May 5, 2017
Since 2014, there have been several attempts to repeal a cap that prohibits school districts from saving for a rainy day. Senate Bill 590, introduced by Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), aimed once again to repeal the burdensome cap. Sacramento Democrats killed SB 590 in the Senate Education Committee last week.
Senator Moorlach Presents SB 59 in Governance and Finance Committee
May 3, 2017
Response on Congress Eliminating Another Bad Regulation
May 3, 2017
Today, the United States Senate approved House Resolution 66 by Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan that overturns a disastrous rule from the Department of Labor during the Obama Administration. Congress listened to the people, unpleased by the previous Administration’s rule by fiat. With the...
Right-To-Work Bill Fails in Committee
April 20, 2017
A bill by Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) to make California a Right-To-Work state was killed yesterday in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on a partisan vote. AB 1174 would have given workers the freedom to decide whether or not...
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