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Anti COVID-19 lockdown protest in San Clemente results in eight arrests

SAN CLEMENTE, Ca. (May 21, 2020) – This morning at approximately 9 a.m. a protest occurred in the city of San Clemente related to the Governor’s stay-at-home orders. The vast majority of demonstrators peacefully exercised their First Amendment rights, with an estimated 200 people attending the protest. Unfortunately, despite numerous warnings prior to the event, some…

CA Senate Democrats kill Moorlach proposal to increase access to medical care providers

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee today killed Senate Bills 1053 and 1054, legislation authored by Senator John M. W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, which would have increased access to medical care providers by allowing for multi-state licensing for nurses and physical therapists. The two measures would have joined California into the…

Senate Democrats spike Sen. Moorlach’s bill to suspend jobs-killer AB 5

SACRAMENTO – Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, released the following statement today after the Democrat supermajority spiked his Senate Bill 990. It would have temporarily suspended Assembly Bill 5, which kills most freelance jobs. “It’s unreasonable not to suspend AB 5 – a flawed bill that put tens of thousands of Californians out…

Sen. Moorlach responds to Gov. Newsom’s lackluster May budget revision

SACRAMENTO – Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, released the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “May Revision” of the California Budget 2020-21: There’s a lot missing from Governor Newsom’s May Revision.It is missing real program and staffing cuts for contraction, except for “trigger cuts” pending a hope of additional federal funding…