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Senator Morrell Honored by California Senior Legislature
November 17, 2014
During the 34th Annual Legislative Session of the California Senior Legislature, the organization honored Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, with its Henry J. Mello Award, in recognition of his commitment to California seniors. “I’m honored to have been selected for this award,” said Morrell...
Nominations Now Accepted for Morrell Veterans Event
November 13, 2014
On Friday, March 13, 2015, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the second annual Patriots of the Past, Present and Future Recognition Ceremony. The event will honor veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard, and businesses and organizations that have supported them. “...
Legislature Lacks Clear Commitment to Job Creation
November 4, 2014
For eight months a year, elected representatives from all backgrounds and perspectives gather in Sacramento to conduct the people’s business. One issue, however, unites us all: getting the economy up and running to create more and better jobs.
Registration Open for Morrell Business Awards Ceremony
October 30, 2014
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the 4th Annual Top Chamber Business Awards on November 21 at the Orton Center on the University of Redlands campus. The event will highlight the work of businesses from across the 23rd Senate District.
Stopping the Hidden Gas Tax
October 22, 2014
Beginning January 1, 2015, gas and diesel fuel prices will start rising because of new regulations under California’s climate change law, AB 32. They are part of the state’s Cap and Trade program and were created by unelected officials on the California Air Resources Board. The cost of these changes will amount to what I believe is a “hidden” gas tax.
Morrell Monthly: October 2014
October 21, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE: Connect With Me On Social Media | Reminder: Mobile Office Hours | Catching Up | Around the 23rd | Top Chamber Awards | Beaumont Veteran Gets Backyard Makeover | Economic Impact of Hidden Gas Tax | Intern Spotlight: Nicole Barron | Declining Workforce Participation Rate | Fall Fun
Take A Stand
September 22, 2014
Your editorial (Aug. 20) was spot on. California’s economic climate is in a fragile state, caused in large part by a majority party in the legislature oblivious to the realities facing business owners. These two measures would only make our situation worse and I opposed them both.
Morrell Monthly: September 2014
September 10, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE: We Moved! New District Office | Connect With Me On Social Media | Mobile Office Hours | Legislative Year Ends | Summer Storms | 2014 Ark of Safety Forum a Success | Community Hero Spotlight: Mal Middlesworth | SB 997 Signed Into Law, Boosts California Senior Legislature | Victory for Veterans | Hidden Gas Tax Now in Governor’s Hands | Intern Spotlight: Hannah Ackley | More Evidence of the High-Cost of Living in California | In Memoriam: Bill Anthony
Senate Republicans Stand United on Behalf of Veterans
August 29, 2014
In a victory for our military veterans who are looking to advance their education in California, Senate Republicans voted unanimously today for Assembly Bill 13 , which passed the Senate on a 36-0 vote. It requires the California State University and California Community College - and requests the...
Governor Signs Morrell Legislation to Protect Funding for Senior Advocacy Group
August 25, 2014
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced today that Governor Brown has signed Senate Bill 997, legislation to continue allowing taxpayers to donate to the California Senior Legislature through their filed state income tax forms. The new law is designed to secure needed funding for the...
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Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill
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California state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse
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