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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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...

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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...
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
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...
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
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...
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:

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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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:
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.
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.”

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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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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