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Statement by Senator Mike Morrell on 2014-15 State Budget
June 16, 2014
Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the 2014-15 State Budget:
Democrats Kill Morrell Measure to Re-affirm Senate's Commitment to Protecting Taxpayers
June 11, 2014
Today, Democrats on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee blocked passage of Senate Resolution 41, 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.
Californians Deserve Real Ethics Reform
June 6, 2014
Also Published in the Flash Report These days, it’s hard to talk about Sacramento without bringing up the ethics challenges confronting the State Senate. Criminal charges that include everything from perjury to bribery to influence peddling have been leveled against three Democratic members of this...
Senator Morrell Honors Anniversary of Proposition 13
June 5, 2014
Today, on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the historic passage of taxpayer protection measure Proposition 13, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) rose on the Senate floor to recognize its impact on California.
Wrap-Up of the First Half of the Legislative Year
June 2, 2014
The last week in May was one of the busiest of the year in Sacramento. Known as the “House of Origin” deadline, bills introduced in the Assembly and Senate had until Friday to be passed out of their original houses to the next chamber for consideration. In this brief update, I’ve highlighted some...
Senate Republicans Introduce Real Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
May 28, 2014
Senate Republicans today introduced “The Legislative Reform and Transparency Act of 2014” to address ethics abuses by those serving in public office. The reforms respond to acts alleged to have been committed that led to the suspensions of three California State Senators: close campaign finance...
The Morrell Monthly: May 2014
May 27, 2014
Connect with me on Social Media | Memorial Day | 10th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner | Community Hero Spotlight: Raymond Lujan Vasquez | Legislative Update | Budget Update | Intern Spotlight: Dana Betancourt
Elected Leaders Must Be Held to Higher Standard
May 18, 2014
During my recent run for State Senate, I was asked many times, “what’s going on in Sacramento?” Considering the headlines we’ve seen lately, with three Democratic senators suspended from office by a vote of their peers, that’s a pretty reasonable question. What, indeed, is going on in Sacramento?
Senate Republicans Call For Tougher Criminal Penalties On Politicians Who Violate The Public's Trust
May 9, 2014
Republican Senators Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Ted Gaines (R-Roseville), and Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) said today that Californians deserve real legislative reforms to address the ongoing ethics challenges at the state capitol, especially in light of the legal situations involving...
Senate Committee Blocks Morrell Bill to Encourage Charitable Giving
May 7, 2014
Today, Democrats on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee killed legislation authored by Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, which would have created a new state tax credit program for individuals who make monetary contributions to qualified charities.
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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 state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse
The Desert Sun - To prevent teachers who have been investigated for sexual abuse from quietly resigning and moving to another school, a state senator...