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October 10, 2018
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – On Friday, November 2, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will partner with the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, and the City of Rancho Cucamonga to host a senior driver safety course entitled “Age Well, Drive Safely.” The 2-...
October 4, 2018
SACRAMENTO – As the state legislature closed out its 2018 legislative year, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) successfully saw signed into law several measures that prioritize protecting consumers and taxpayers, empowering small businesses, and increasing government efficiency. “I attempt...
September 28, 2018
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Updated State Budget Information | November 2 • CHP Senior Safety Driving Course | Earthquake Brace + Bolt | Redlands Unified Nutrition Director Receives National Recognition | Thank you, First Responders! | California Pension Debt Among Nation’s Highest | Madison on Liberty
August 31, 2018
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | My bills signed into law | September 22 • First Responder Day | September 27 • Ark of Safety Emergency Preparedness Forum | California’s “Move Over” Law | How far does $100 go in California? | Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues
August 23, 2018
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council and State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) invite the community for a day of recognition and free activities at the second annual California First Responder Day, hosted at LoanMart Field, home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Minor League...
July 26, 2018
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Accountability for Long DMV Wait Times | Wildfire Preparedness | Heat Precautions & Local Cooling Centers | SB 999 - More to the story | September 22 • First Responder Day | September 27 • Ark of Safety Emergency Preparedness Forum | Photos | Too much license? | Theodore Roosevelt - “The Man in the Arena”
June 29, 2018
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Independence Day | SB 924 - National Guard Tax Exemptions | SB 999 - Assembly Misses Opportunity, Fails to Pass Bipartisan Measure Increasing Economic Opportunity | State Budget Finalized | Teaching Computer Code in All Grades | September 22 • First Responder Day | September 27 • Ark of Safety Emergency Preparedness Forum | Ready for Wildfire App | Photos | License to Work | Menifee Mayor Neil Winter
June 15, 2018
“My colleague Senator John Moorlach of Orange County, who served on the budget conference committee, said it well during the floor debate on the budget process: ‘The real work is supposedly done by the Governor, by the Speaker of the Assembly, and the President pro Tem…it appears that the budget...
May 31, 2018
When called up during emergencies, California’s National Guard serves at the command of the governor. Their missions include responding to natural disasters such as wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. SB 924 , by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), would exempt from state income taxes income...

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December 21, 2017
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Message | Op-Ed: Governor’s Higher Gas Taxes Here | Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony | 2018 Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future | Photos | New Driver Licenses for Travel | Holiday Cheer
December 13, 2017
In the spring of 2018, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the 5th annual Patriots of the Past, Present, and Future ceremony at March Field Air Museum in Riverside to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to our nation. The event is a unique opportunity to...
December 1, 2017
This fall, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) partnered with the Businesswomen’s Association of San Bernardino County to host the 2017 Women of Distinction Ceremony, recognizing the work of 36 women from around the 23rd State Senate District. “It’s a privilege each year to honor women from...
November 22, 2017
Around this time each year, Californians would usually have seen a decrease in gas prices as stations shift from selling the more expensive summer blend gas to the cheaper winter blend. Not this year – and Sacramento Democrats are hoping you won’t notice.
November 11, 2017
Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank the men and women of our Armed Forces who have served to keep us safe and guard the freedoms enshrined in our founding documents — now, and throughout our history. In his first inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan shared the personal story of Private...
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...
October 27, 2017
In this Issue: Message | Signed! Measure to Increase Legislative Accountability | Signed! Bill Protects Privacy & Personal Information | Senate Defeats Bill to Create Government-Sponsored Drug Injection Programs | Governor Signs “Sanctuary State” Bill | California First Responder Day | Overreaching Power of the California Air Resources Board | November 3 • Women of Distinction 2017 | November 17 • Ark of Safety Emergency Preparedness Forum | Photos | Intern Spotlight - Arianna Chen | Local Emergency Alert Systems | Community Calendars | Worth Repeating | Gas taxes go up November 1!
October 20, 2017
SAN BERNARDINO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will partner with nonprofit Building Resilient Communities to host the fifth annual “Ark of Safety Forum” on Friday, November 17, at the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino. This event is an opportunity for Inland Empire faith,...
October 18, 2017
The governor has signed into law Assembly Bill 1620, principally coauthored by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would further discourage the “revolving door” of legislators leaving office to take jobs as lobbyists.
October 6, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today announced the list of finalists selected for the 13th Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony and Dinner. The evening will showcase the work of 36 women from throughout the 23rd Senate District who make a difference in their communities. For...

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December 22, 2016
In this Issue: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Message | A Look Ahead - More Transparency in 2017 | Lake Arrowhead Veterans Monument Dedicated | Legislator of the Year – Military Officers | 12th Annual Women of Distinction | Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future - Nominations Open! | Photos | Senate Fellow – Scott Terrell | LA Times Article: “California's climate fight could be painful”
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.
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...
November 30, 2016
On March 10, 2017, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the 4th annual Patriots of the Past, Present, and Future ceremony and policy forum at March Field Air Museum in Riverside to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to our nation. The event is a unique...
November 23, 2016
On October 7, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) partnered with the National Latina Business Women Association – Inland Empire to host the 12th Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony, recognizing 45 women from around the 23rd State Senate District for their work in the community.
October 31, 2016
In this Issue: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | State Watchdog: Occupational Licensing Creates Barriers for Veterans | Is the State holding your money or property? | Around the 23rd Senate District | Patriot Spotlight: Chris Williams | Facts & Figures: Gas Taxes State-by-State
October 4, 2016
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today announced that he is one of only 29 lawmakers in 2016 to be recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his perfect vote record in support of California small businesses.
September 16, 2016
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today announced the list of finalists selected for the 12th Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony and Dinner. The evening will highlight the work of 45 women from throughout the 23rd Senate District who make a difference in their communities. “The women we...
September 13, 2016
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Message | Blue Cut Fire | Photos | SB 1155 - Jumpstarting Veterans’ Civilian Careers | SB 1136 - Assembly Committe Rejects Fire Tax Transparency | Senate Honors Purple Heart Veterans | 23rd District Olympians Compete in Rio | Legislative Update | Community Town Hall - September 28th in Phelan | 2016 Women of Distinction - October 7 | Estefan M. Encarnacion | Matthew Macedo | How far does $100 go in California? | Daily Bulletin: Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters
August 15, 2016
SACRAMENTO – At the recent hearing of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, legislative Democrats sidelined Senator Mike Morrell’s (R-Rancho Cucamonga) Senate Bill 1136 , which would have required additional transparency in state spending of the controversial fire prevention fee , also known as...

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December 23, 2015
MESSAGE FROM MIKE Dear Friend, On December 2, our community changed forever. During a time of year that is supposed to be filled with joy, we find ourselves simultaneously grieving for those lost, praying for loved ones and the injured, while coming to grips with the fact that the threat of...
December 21, 2015
On December 2, our community changed forever. We find ourselves simultaneously grieving for those lost, praying for loved ones and the injured, while coming to grips with the fact that the threat of terrorism is now a reality here at home. Yet through it all, the people of our region have demonstrated tremendous resilience as we begin to heal and rebuild our future.
December 17, 2015
Each year, Senator Mike Morrell holds a special awards ceremony, dinner, and policy forum to honor veterans, reservists, enlisted service members, and the businesses or organizations that support them.
December 2, 2015
Today, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), and Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement on the shooting events in San Bernardino: “Our deepest condolences go out to the victims and their families. We...
November 25, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Message From Mike | What's Going On Around District 23 | Op-Ed: Clean Energy Choices, Not Arbitrary Mandates | Congratulations to this year’s Top Chamber Businesses! | SAVE THE DATE: December Open House | Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future 2016 | Patriot Spotlight: Ryan Orr | The Next Generation: Karen Cervantes | Recommended Reading: Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation | California Debt Estimated at $1.5 Trillion
November 13, 2015
This fall, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) joined with chambers of commerce from around the 23rd Senate District to recognize businesses for their contributions to the economy at the 2015 Top Chamber Business Awards. “It’s a privilege each year to team up with our local chambers of...
November 6, 2015
As we have experienced in recent years, energy is increasingly more expensive here in California. In the Los Angeles region alone, energy prices are 45 percent higher than the nationwide average. Under new legislation passed this summer, this trend is only going to get worse.
October 30, 2015
In its annual assessment of legislators’ votes during the past year, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association recognized Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) for his perfect record defending taxpayers and working against proposals to weaken key property tax protections put in place by voters through Proposition 13.
October 30, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Keeping You Posted | What's Going On Around District 23 | Governor’s Signatures & Vetoes | 11th Annual Women of Distinction | VIDEO: Ark of Safety Forum | November 4 - Connecting Women to Power Conference | Patriot Spotlight: Sam Spagnolo | The Next Generation: Tara Yousif | Recommended Reading: Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 | Business Regulations: Where does California rank?
October 28, 2015
On October 16, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) partnered with the National Latina Business Women Association – Inland Empire to host the 11th Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony, recognizing 44 women from around the 23rd State Senate District for their work in the community. Over 340...

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