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The Morrell Report: October 2019
October 31, 2019
In this Issue: Update | Democratic Leaders Risk Independent Contractor Jobs | Signed! Disaster Victim Relief Bill | Remembering Firefighter Brent Witham | Emergency Preparedness | Photos | Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department Welcomes 9 Babies | The Federalist Papers
October 29, 2019
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Signed Into Law: Morrell Legislation to Cut State Licensing Fees for Small Business Disaster Victims
October 21, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The governor has now signed into law SB 601 , a measure by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) which grants state entities authority to waive or reduce governmental licensing fees for businesses experiencing hardship and displacement after emergencies. “SB 601 takes a step toward...
Registration Open for Seventh Annual Disaster Readiness Event
September 19, 2019
SAN BERNARDINO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and nonprofit group Building Resilient Communities will once again partner for a seventh year to host the “Ark of Safety Forum” for emergency preparedness on Thursday, October 10, in San Bernardino. The annual event is an opportunity for...
Morrell: Sacramento Democrats Jeopardize Jobs Across California
September 10, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senate Democrats today passed Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) , which would enshrine in state law the California Supreme Court’s 2018 Dynamex decision, which further restricts the ability of Californians to work as independent contractors. Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho...
Legislature Sends Morrell Disaster Victim Relief Bill to Governor
September 6, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The state legislature has given its final approval to SB 601 , by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would grant the state authority to waive or reduce government licensing fees for businesses recovering after a disaster. “As communities rebuild following major disasters...
Portion of Highway 38 to be Named for Fallen Firefighter Brent Witham
August 27, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Honoring the sacrifice of fallen U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Brent Michael Witham, both houses of the state legislature have passed a resolution to rename part of State Route 38 in San Bernardino County in his memory. Senate Concurrent Resolution 32 , by Senator Mike Morrell (R-...
Senate Republicans Offered a Solution to Assist Independent Contractors
July 10, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Today, Republican Senator Mike Morrell ( R-Rancho Cucamonga ) who is the Vice Chair of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee voiced his opposition and voted against Assembly Bill 5 which seeks to codify a workforce decision that was handed down by the California...
Morrell Monthly: June 2019
June 30, 2019
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Licensing Fee Relief Following Disasters | Veterans Legislation Moving Ahead | SB 673: Transparency in Sex Education | Record State Budget Ups Spending - and Taxes | 23rd Senate District Nonprofit of the Year | Economic Summit in Pass Area | WWII Airman Laid to Rest | Photos | Resources | Reagan on D-Day
Sen. Morrell Issues Statement on 2019-20 State Budget Vote
June 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) released the following statement after the legislature’s passage of the main 2019-20 state budget bill ( AB 74 ): “Have you had enough? Despite a record-setting $215-billion budget, including a $22-billion surplus, the governor and legislative...
Sen. Morrell Honors The Unforgettables Foundation as 23rd Senate District Nonprofit of the Year
June 5, 2019
Caption: Senator Mike Morrell (center) with The Unforgettables Founder Tim Evans (right) and organization associate Gary Gryte. SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, June 5, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) honored The Unforgettables Foundation as the 23 rd Senate District Nonprofit of the Year at...
Senator Morrell: Sacramento Democrats Are to Blame for California's Housing Crisis
June 4, 2019
Sacramento – As Vice Chair of the Senate Housing Committee, Senator Mike Morrell ( R-Rancho Cucamonga ) issued the following statement after Democratic legislators and labor activists gathered at the State Capitol today to “Rally for Housing.” “Let’s keep in mind that Legislative Democrats created...
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Will Legislature Act This Year to Keep our Kids SAFE?
Pacific Research Institute - Right now, there’s a growing problem of teachers being investigated for sexual abuse in the classroom quietly resigning...
Will the Legislature Finally Act to Break California's Housing Logjam?
Podcast interview with the Pacific Research Institute’s Tim Anaya on the prospects for free-market housing reform legislation this session.
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 a...
California's war on 'economic crimes' raises eerie parallels to communist countries
OC Register - Many of these “economic crimes” simply involve working without the proper license. A study from the Institute for Justice finds that...
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 senator...