March 27, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: Connect With Me On Social Media | Mobile Office Hours | Message from Mike | Photos | Senate Committee Kills Fire Tax Repeal Effort | Prohibiting State-Funded University and College Campuses from Banning the U.S. Flag | REMINDER: Coffee in Highland on Saturday | Fire Tax Town Hall | Patriots of the Past, Present, and Future | Remembering Last Year’s “Patriots” | INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Melissa Patterson | Milton Friedman on Capitalism | Helping the poor by spending more?
March 24, 2015
Today, legislative Democrats on the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, by a vote of 2-7, killed Senate Bill 198 by Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, which would repeal the costly and controversial fire prevention fee, also commonly known as the fire tax.
March 23, 2015
Legislative Democrats today circumvented a legitimate state budget process by approving legislation that paves the way for passage of a brokered budget deal later this spring. Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, responded to the approval of these “spot” bills:
March 9, 2015
On Monday afternoon, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) joined Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) and several of their colleagues to jointly announce that they will introduce a Senate Constitutional Amendment on Wednesday prohibiting state-funded colleges and universities from banning the...
February 12, 2015
Igniting another debate over the controversial fire prevention fee imposed on rural property owners, Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, has introduced Senate Bill 198 to repeal the illegal tax altogether.
February 10, 2015
In recognition of his work in the community and role in the California media industry, Senators Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and Connie Leyva, D-Chino, presented Black Voice News publisher and California Black Media co-founder Hardy Brown, Sr. with a Senate resolution on Monday. “Hardy’s life...
February 9, 2015
CalPERS and CalSTRS are not financial laboratories for solving every ill. The great British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warned against the state becoming involved in shaping private enterprise and propping up favored industries. Too many families have too much at stake for such experiments. When the Legislature injects itself in the process, it is everyday Californians who end up covering those losses, usually with higher taxes.
February 8, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: Connect With Me On Social Media | Mobile Office Hours - UPDATE | Message from Mike | Photos | Keeping the state’s pension system from becoming even more insolvent | High Desert Town Hall | Community Hero Spotlight: Helping Vets Transition to Civilian Life | Intern Spotlight: Anastasia Aguas | High Cost of Housing | In Memoriam: Remembering K9 “Sultan”
February 4, 2015
To promote transparency and increase citizens’ accessibility to their state government, Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, introduced Senate Constitutional Amendment 3 to require that the state budget be available to the public and posted online at least 72 hours before any vote of the legislature.
January 28, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: Mobile Office Hours | Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Photos | Inland Empire Legislators Meet with Local Leaders | Committee Assignments | Governor Releases Draft 2015-16 State Budget | POSTPONED: Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future | Redlands Resident Provides Food, Bikes for Vets | Office Spotlight: Rebecca Harris | CA’s Slow Economic Recovery