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Governor Brown Vetoes Critical Wildfire Safety Bill
September 26, 2016
On Saturday, September 24, Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1463 , which would have given local governments more say in fire-prevention efforts through the current Public Utilities Commission current proceeding making maps of fire hazard areas around utility lines. Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)...
Sen. Moorlach Reacts to Gov. Brown Signing More Feel-Good Climate Legislation
September 19, 2016
Following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 1383 (Lara) today, Senator John Moorlach issued the following statement:
Senate Approves Resolution Urging Justice for Dozens of 1976 Women Olympic Swimmers
August 31, 2016
Today, Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) presented Senate Resolution 88, which requests that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) correct a mistake from 40 years ago and rightfully award dozens of women swimmers the recognition and medals that they deserved, had they not been cheated by the East German team, who used performance-enhancing substances. Senate Resolution 88 passed with a 39-0 vote.
ICYMI: State Should Focus on Roads Instead of Creating Retirement Plans
August 29, 2016
"Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s Senate Bill 1234 – or the Secure Choice Act – is a noble effort to impose a defined contribution plan into your budget, but it is neither 'secure' nor a 'choice.' Hold onto your wallet.'"
ICYMI: Caltrans Wins Golden Fleece Award for Its $10 Billion Highway Robbery
August 26, 2016
"Shouldn't the taxpayers of California, who pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, have one of the best Departments of Transportation? One that can be bragged about? One that other states want to emulate? "Unfortunately, Caltrans is a national embarrassment. It's a 'Golden Fleece Award'...
Senators Moorlach and Nguyen Recognize Eight-Time Olympic Medalist, Shirley Babashoff For Accomplishments, Service to Community
Video of Senators Moorlach and Nguyen Recognize Eight-Time Olympic Medalist, Shirley Babashoff For Accomplishments, Service to Community
Olympic Medalist, Shirley Babashoff Honored on Senate Floor
August 23, 2016
Today, Senators Moorlach and Nguyen presented Orange County based Olympic medalist, Shirley Babashoff, on the Senate floor with a resolution to highlight her community involvement and to extend to her special honors for her many accomplishments at the Olympics and beyond.
ICYMI: CA Controller's July Cash Report Shows Revenue Short
August 22, 2016
California July Cash Report Update “State tax revenue is down. Is this a signal of things to come? When the next economic downturn hits, California is going to miss revenue projections by a larger margin. If the economy is contracting, then California will have to borrow to fund its budget. If the...
Governor Brown Signs Moorlach 'Marital Deduction Trusts' Bill
August 18, 2016
On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator John Moorlach's Senate Bill 1265 into law. The bill provides a much needed update to the California Probate Code and synchronizes it with the federal tax law.
ICYMI: How High-Speed Rail Has Turned Highway Robbery
August 11, 2016
“If you thought that Caltrans and the Bay Bridge were terrible, just wait to see how bad high-speed rail is going to be..." - Senator John Moorlach Los Angeles Times By Ralph Vartabedian August 8, 2016 [Excerpts] "Relocation of Highway 99 in Fresno, a key part of the bullet train project, is over...
Governor Brown Signs Moorlach 'Date of Separation' Bill
July 25, 2016
Senate Bill 1255, authored by Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), was signed into law by Governor Brown today. This legislation will amend the California Family Code to allow for a couple to be considered “living separate and apart” while still living under the same roof for purposes of establishing a date of separation as a precursor of divorce.
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