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Making California More Affordable for Disabled Veterans
April 3, 2019
While higher costs of living and an increasingly competitive job market are realities faced by many Californians up and down the state, these challenges often hit California’s disabled veterans hardest. With these realities in mind, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) is authoring a pair of...
California Needs Homes. Let's Build Them.
April 1, 2019
One-bedroom apartments that average $3,690 monthly in San Francisco. Statewide median home prices of $548,000. A shortage of 3.5 million homes . These are the facts that define California’s housing crisis. Consensus across the political and ideological spectrum recognizes that lack of supply is at...
Keeping Students Safe From Predators
March 28, 2019
Across the country, state after state has passed bipartisan legislation to keep students safe from predators in the classroom. Will California follow their lead? When it comes to sexual abuse and harassment, even one incident is unacceptable. Sadly, in California, dozens of examples show it can...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Newsom's Announced Suspension of State's Death Penalty
March 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order suspending California’s death penalty: “In 2016, the governor said he would respect the will of voters if they chose not to repeal the death penalty...
Sen. Morrell Honors Liliana Andriani as Woman of the Year at State Capitol
March 5, 2019
On Monday, March 4, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) honored Rancho Cucamonga small business owner and philanthropist Liliana Andriani during the annual Woman of the Year ceremony at the State Capitol.
Morrell Monthly: February 2019
February 28, 2019
We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Message | Governor Proposes Record-Setting Budget | New Committee Assignments | Legislative Highlights | 8th Annual Unforgettable Hearts Awards - Redlands | Chamber Installation & Community Awards - Yucaipa | Dorothy Inghram Learning Center Grand Opening - San Bernardino | CHP Senior Safety Driving Courses | Photos | Local Emergency Links | Lincoln: Letter to Sen. Lyman Trumbull | Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
Rancho Cucamonga Business Owner and Philanthropist to be Honored as 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year
February 22, 2019
SACRAMENTO – On Monday, March 4, 2019, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will honor Liliana Andriani of Rancho Cucamonga as the 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year in a ceremony at the State Capitol. Andriani is currently the owner of Angel Jewelers, a small business in Rancho Cucamonga...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Newsom’s 2019 State of the State Address
February 12, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 State of the State Address: "The governor’s remarks were filled with platitudes and promises that all amount to a more expansive and intrusive government at the...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Newsom's Proposed 2019-20 State Budget
January 10, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget proposal for 2019-20: “The governor pledged in his inaugural address that his administration would be ‘prudent with taxpayer dollars.’ Yet from the outset...
Sen. Morrell Honors San Bernardino's Shelley Burnach as Woman of the Year at State Capitol
March 13, 2018
SACRAMENTO – On March 12, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) honored Shelley Burnach of San Bernardino during the Woman of the Year ceremony at the State Capitol. Burnach was previously recognized as the 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year at the senator’s Women of Distinction ceremony...
Morrell Monthly: February 2018
February 28, 2018
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Message | Bills I’m Working On | Proposition 57 - Early Release for Sex Offenders? | After Four Years, Whistleblower Protection Act Signed | Small Business Forum a Success | Responders to San Bernardino Terror Attack Honored with Medal of Valor | Photos | I-15 Toll Lanes Up for Review | Why We Still Look to Washington & Lincoln
State Legislature Approves Whistleblower Protections for Capitol Staff
February 5, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, the state legislature sent to the governor Assembly Bill 403 , a measure authored by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to extend state worker whistleblower protections to legislative employees. Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) is a coauthor of the measure...
Morrell Monthly: January 2018
January 31, 2018
In this Issue: Message | 2018 Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future - Nominations Open | 2018-19 State Budget | Governor’s State of the State Address | Photos | Tax Help Day – Saturday, February 3 | Every Kid in a Park | Career Education Opportunities at Community Colleges | Martin Luther King on the Declaration of Independence
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown's 2018 State of the State Address
January 25, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, today issued the following statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018 State of the State Address: “The governor’s State of the State Address was filled with promises of utopian dreams of a government bureaucracy that plans, controls, and...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown's Proposed 2018-19 State Budget
January 10, 2018
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal for 2018-19:
Sacramento Democrats Kill Morrell Measure to Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Taxpayers
June 7, 2017
Today, Democrats on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee blocked Senate Resolution 39 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), a measure that would have recognized the historic passage of Proposition 13 and its role in keeping property taxes low for homeowners.
Morrell: Senate Democrats Should Hold Candidates for Every Elected Office to Transparency Standards
June 2, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) made the following statement following the passage of SB 149 (McGuire, D-Healdsburg) in the state senate:
Morrell Statement on Senate Democrats' Passage of Single-Payer, Government-Run Health Care
June 1, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats pushed through SB 562 by Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Garden) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), which will disrupt Californians’ health care delivery by creating a government-run, single-payer system:
Senate Passes Morrell Bill to Increase Legislative Accountability
May 31, 2017
This week, the California State Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 679 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would take a step toward further discouraging the revolving door of legislators resigning office and becoming lobbyists.
Opinion: Real story behind largest gas tax increase in California history
May 19, 2017
In April, Democratic leaders forced through the state Legislature $5.2 billion annually in new and permanent taxes on drivers across California, amounting to the largest gas tax increase in state history.
Sacramento Democrats Pushing a 'Sanctuary State' Bill - And Gambling With Our Safety
May 8, 2017
For years, Democratic leaders have taken California in a perilous direction. Our state has some of the highest taxes and is frequently ranked the worst place to do business by CEOs from around the nation. Democrats promote big government policies ranking the state above citizens. Tax dollars are not used as promised, resulting in struggling schools and the highest poverty rate in the nation. However, now a line is being crossed in the worst way.
Morrell Monthly: April/May 2017
May 5, 2017
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Message | Sacramento Democrats Push Through Gas Tax | Veterans Legislation Clears Senate Committees | Senate Committee Blocks Pension Reporting Bill | Bill Extending Lobbying Ban Moves Ahead | Women of Distinction 2017 - Nominations Open | Photos | Veterans Choice Program Extended | Ready for Wildfire App - Thanks, CAL FIRE! | Intern Spotlight - Megan Rohn | Tax Freedom Day 2017 | Winston Churchill - “Never give in.”
Senator Morrell Responds to Governor's Signing of Gas Tax
April 28, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the largest gas tax increase in state history:
State Senate Committees Approve Morrell Bill to Reduce Costs for Veterans Re-Entering Civilian Workforce
April 27, 2017
Two key policy committees in the California State Senate have unanimously passed Senate Bill 27 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) to ease the transition of veterans back into civilian careers.
Gas taxes have been siphoned away from road repairs for years
April 26, 2017
For years, Sacramento Democrats have been laser-focused on raising taxes. Echoing Ronald Reagan’s famous observation about government’s view of the economy, their mission statement should read: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
Nominations Open for 2016 Women of Distinction Awards
May 24, 2016
Each year, Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, hosts 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 event is now open through August 1, 2016.
Fire Fee Transparency Measure Approved by Senate
May 2, 2016
The State Senate has approved Senate Bill 1136 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) to require that the legislature and the public regularly receive more detailed information regarding the spending of money generated by the controversial fire prevention fee.
Morrell Monthly: April 2016
April 29, 2016
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | Keeping You Posted | Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future 2016 | At The Capitol & Around the 23rd | Fire Tax Town Halls | Legislative Update | The Next Generation: Taisiya Tveretinova | Autism Awareness Month | Tax Day Comes Twice for Californians | Worth Repeating
Senate Republicans: Working to Make California Affordable
April 26, 2016
California students and disabled veterans stood with the Senate Republican Caucus at a press conference today highlighting 11 Senate Republican priority bills that work to make California affordable.
Senator Morrell to Host Military Family Pancake Breakfast in San Jacinto
April 21, 2016
On Saturday, April 23, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host a free pancake breakfast for veterans, active duty service members, reservists, and their families to thank them for their dedication to our country.
Senate Public Safety Committee Kills Morrell Bill to Protect Memorials Honoring Veterans and First Responders
April 20, 2016
Yesterday, despite bipartisan support, Democrats on the Senate Committee on Public Safety rejected Senate Bill 1080 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would have held individuals who vandalize the gravesites or memorials of veterans or first responders to greater accountability for their crimes.
Local Veterans, Young Leaders Honored at 3rd Annual Patriots of the Past, Present & Future Recognition Ceremony
April 12, 2016
On Friday, April 1, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) hosted the third annual Patriots of the Past, Present and Future Recognition Ceremony at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, where he joined the community in honoring local veterans, service members, and young leaders from around...
Morrell Measure to Ease Veteran Entrance into California Workforce Passes First Senate Committee
April 6, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1155 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would reduce costs for veterans re-entering the state’s civilian workforce, was passed unanimously by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development this week. “Thousands of veterans make the...
Senator Morrell and Assemblyman Obernolte to Hold Fire Tax Town Halls in Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear
April 4, 2016
On Saturday, April 16, Senator Mike Morrell and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte will hold two community forums to discuss the status of the controversial state fire prevention “fee”, more commonly known as the fire tax.
Gas prices already inflated by government; more taxes aren't the answer
April 3, 2016
Why is the price of gas so much higher in California? The answer primarily lies in a state government that tries, in President Reagan’s words, to tax and regulate everything that moves.
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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 needs more answers on assisted suicide
Sacramento Bee - Despite nearly two years of doctor-assisted suicide in California, we know little to nothing about crucial questions: Why are...