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Senator Morrell Statement on Senate's Passage of Largest Gas Tax Increase in State History
April 6, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after senators voted to permanently increase the gas tax and car fees on California drivers:
Senator Morrell Responds to Sacramento Democrats' Deal to Permanently Increase Gas Taxes
March 29, 2017
Today, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats announced a plan to enact $5 billion per year in new gas taxes and fees on California drivers:
Morrell: Legislative Democrats Vote to Keep Californians in Dark about Size of Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities
March 28, 2017
Refusing to give Californians a real picture of the state’s unfunded public pension liabilities, Democrats on the Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee killed SB 601 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would have required the state’s public pension systems to disclose...
Sen. Morrell Announces Legislation to Improve California Jobs Outlook
March 22, 2017
Noting that the state’s economic recovery has been a slow and uneven one, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced that he has authored legislation to increase the confidence of small businesses as they decide to either locate or invest in California.
Democrats' Valentine to California Drivers: New Taxes
February 14, 2017
Today, Democrats on the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee wished California taxpayers a “Happy Valentine’s Day” by voting to advance Senate Bill 1 (Beall, D-San Jose), which would significantly increase gas taxes and vehicle registration fees in California. Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) opposed the measure.
Senator Morrell Urges Congress to Pass "Kate's Law"
February 2, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced that he has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 4, calling on Congress to pass a proposed law creating a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison for an individual that has returned to the United States illegally after having been deported and previously convicted of a felony here.
Senator Morrell to Co-Host Fourth Annual Emergency Preparedness Event
January 23, 2017
SAN BERNARDINO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will partner with nonprofit Building Resilient Communities to host the fourth annual “Ark of Safety Forum” on January 27 at the facilities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino. The event is geared for Inland Empire faith leaders...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown's Proposed 2017-18 State Budget
January 10, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s draft state budget proposal for 2017-18:
California Military Officers Name Senator Morrell 2016 Legislator of the Year
December 14, 2016
The Military Officers Association of America’s California Council of Chapters (Cal-MOAA) recently announced that it has chosen Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) as its 2016 Legislator of the Year.
State Senator Mike Morrell Sworn In for Second Term
December 5, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) took the oath of office to continue representing the people of the 23rd Senate District at the State Capitol. He issued the following statement: "As I am sworn in today, I want to thank voters for placing their confidence in me to...
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Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill
Flash Report - Despite this bill being the perfect opportunity for lawmakers to perform an actual act of transparency, Senate Democrats have...
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California needs more answers on assisted suicide
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California state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse
The Desert Sun - To prevent teachers who have been investigated for sexual abuse from quietly resigning and moving to another school, a state...