Senator Morrell Receives Perfect Scores for Defending Taxpayers, Protecting California Jobs

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and California Chamber of Commerce Release Legislative Scorecards for 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has announced that he earned perfect scores from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) for his 2017 vote record championing efforts to protect the money of hardworking Californians and prevent more jobs from leaving the state.

“California was once known as a place of opportunity, but with high taxes and an ever-growing government, too many people no longer feel that optimism,” said Morrell. “Year after year, Democrat leaders in Sacramento push new laws and policies that ultimately increase the cost of living and creating jobs here. I remain committed to standing with taxpayers and all businesses in pursuing paths forward that promote prosperity and maximize the chance for every hardworking Californian to succeed and thrive.”

In determining scores for its 2017 legislative report card, HJTA considered votes on 22 bills related to taxpayer issues including tax increases and attacks on Proposition 13. Morrell is one of only 10 legislators to earn a perfect score. View the full report card here.

CalChamber reviewed 16 Senate votes in compiling its “Best Business Votes 2017” list. Bills highlighted in the annual report, and which the chamber opposed, include SB 562 (Lara, D-Bell Gardens), which would create a single-payer, government-run health care system, and AB 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego), which would impose a new data collection mandate on California employers. SB 562 was shelved in the Assembly and AB 1209 was vetoed by the governor. View the entire scorecard here.