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2015 and Earlier
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.
Morrell Monthly: January 2017
February 1, 2017
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Message | San Bernardino County students participate in mock trial | Ark of Safety Forum - Disaster Preparedness | The Unforgettables Foundation - Annual Hearts Awards | Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future - March 10 | Patriot Spotlight: Justin Crabbe | Photos | Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address | Fiscal Realities Facing California
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:
Morrell Monthly: January 2016
January 28, 2016
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Keeping You Posted | At the Capitol | In Case You Missed It: Governor Releases 2016-17 State Budget | Military Family Pancake Breakfast – Yucaipa | Community Coffee – Redlands | Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future 2016 | Veterans Resource Center Opens at Beaumont Library | Capital Fellows Program | Patriot Spotlight: Harry John | The Next Generation: Kate Bishop | Facts & Figures: Time to Let Proposition 30 Tax Increases End | Recommended Reading: Moving Forward
Senator Mike Morrell Named Vice Chair of Senate Energy Committee
January 19, 2016
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today announced that he has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications.
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown's Proposed 2016-17 Budget
January 7, 2016
Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s draft state budget proposal for 2016-17:
Morrell Legislation to Assist Veterans and Active Duty Service Members Moves to State Assembly
June 2, 2015
Two bills authored by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) – one to help active duty college students and another to keep Veterans Halls solvent – have passed out of the Senate on bipartisan and unanimous votes and now await review in the State Assembly.
Morrell Monthly: May 2015
May 29, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Message | Photos | Fire Tax Telephone Town Hall Recap | Op-Ed: Spending transportation funds honestly | COMING UP: Women of Distinction 2015 - Nominations Now Due June 29! | COMING UP: Facebook and Your Small Business | PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT: Herbert “Bill” Harrison | INTERN PROFILE: Matthew Moran | Reagan on Patriotism | Governor’s Proposed Budget Priorities
Local Veterans and "Patriots" Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony & Policy Forum
May 28, 2015
In conjunction with Armed Forces Day and National Military Appreciation Month, on Friday, May 15, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) hosted the second annual Patriots of the Past, Present and Future Recognition Ceremony at Cable Airport in Upland. “Patriots of the Past, Present, and Future...
Governor's "Restrained" Budget Revise Still Ups Spending
May 27, 2015
Last week, Governor Brown released his revised state budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. It clocks in at a record-setting $267 billion – nearly $13 billion more than last-year’s record-breaking budget, expanding the size and reach of our ever-growing government.
Nominations Open for 2015 Women of Distinction Awards
May 21, 2015
Each year, Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, joins community leaders at the Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner to recognize extraordinary women from around the 23rd Senate District who have positively impacted their community. The nomination window for this year’s...
Transportation Dollars for Transportation Projects
May 15, 2015
If you are a driver in California, you know our roads and highways need work. Even though we pay more in gas taxes than residents in nearly every other state, our roads are in some of the poorest condition. In fact, a recent study found that our broken roads cost motorists as much as an extra $2,500 every year.
Morrell to Honor Local Veterans and "Patriots" at Annual Recognition Ceremony and Policy Forum
May 1, 2015
On Friday, May 15, 2015, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the second annual Patriots of the Past, Present and Future Recognition Ceremony at Cable Airport in Upland.
Morrell Monthly: April 2015
April 30, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Message from Mike | Photos | Op-Ed: Drought legislation is ‘emergency’ expansion of government power | Fire Tax Town Hall Re-Cap | COMING UP: Patriots of the Past, Present, and Future | Women of Distinction 2015 - Nominations Needed! | Fire Tax Town Hall - Big Bear | President Lincoln - Remembered in Redlands | INTERN PROFILE: Katie Lagomarsino: Tax Freedom Day 2015
Morrell Measure to Keep Energy Costs Low and Transparent Approved by First Committee
April 21, 2015
The Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee approved SB 728 by Senator Morrell to require the CA Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the economic impact of increasing the standards for renewable energy procurement.
Drought legislation is an 'emergency' expansion of government power
April 15, 2015
Amidst one of California’s worst droughts on record, the governor and legislative Democrats used growing public concern to push through new laws and regulations that, of all things, will likely result in more water for the environment than for the people of our state.
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