Category Archives: John Moorlach

A crucial pension reform Congress must enact

By John Moorlach | Regardless of what else is done, here’s the missing piece Congress and President Trump must add to the tax reform they’re working on: public-employee pension reform. What good is it if you get $500 in tax … Continue reading

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Take a scalpel to $345 million in California’s stem-cell research waste

By Jon Coupal and John Moorlach | Just as good scientists are drawn to conclusions by solid data, the decision whether to spend another $345 million by California’s state-run stem-cell research project should be based on an objective analysis as … Continue reading

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California’s legislative Democrats answer to public employee unions

By John Moorlach | This past year, many California legislators had the answer of who dominates them: the public-employee unions. Bill after bill, these wealthy unions showed who runs those under the Capitol dome, showing the unions own the supermajority … Continue reading

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Cities throughout the state are ‘gravely concerned’ about ‘unsustainable’ pension costs

By Ed Mendel | The city manager of once-bankrupt Vallejo expects soaring police pension costs to reach 98 percent of pay in a decade. Lodi employees dropped from 490 to 390 in the last decade. And Oroville, after cutting a third … Continue reading

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Legislature ignores Caltrans boondoggles as taxpayers suffer

By John Moorlach | The California Legislature is obsessing over relatively minor problems with the state Board of Equalization while ignoring Caltrans boondoggles costing taxpayers billions of dollars. At the same time, in November drivers will be run over by … Continue reading

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Why we should all be concerned about unfunded pension liabilities

Last November, Charter Local Edition’s host Leslie Leyton interviewed John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), state Senator representing Orange County’s 37th District, about the possibility of unfunded pension liabilities becoming our next fiscal calamity:  

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The state must tackle its debts

By John Moorlach | The Legislative Analyst’s Office recently announced that it is forecasting a $2.8 billion budget surplus for the state of California next year. As the SNL Church Lady would say, “Isn’t that special?” But, it’s not special. … Continue reading

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Bruce Whitaker endorsed by State Senator John Moorlach

Bruce Whitaker has been endorsed for re-election to the city council by California State Senator John Moorlach. Moorlach has represented Orange County’s 37th Senate district since March 2015. He previously served on the Orange County Board of Supervisors from 2006 … Continue reading

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