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Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill

April 11, 2018
Flash Report - Despite this bill being the perfect opportunity for lawmakers to perform an actual act of transparency, Senate Democrats have a problem with this simple, straight forward idea, because not one of the Democrats on the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization voted in favor of SB...

California's war on 'economic crimes' raises eerie parallels to communist countries

April 8, 2018
OC Register - Many of these “economic crimes” simply involve working without the proper license. A study from the Institute for Justice finds that California has far more onerous licensing requirements than most other states. Our state makes it really hard for people to earn an honest living in...

California needs more answers on assisted suicide

April 6, 2018
Sacramento Bee - Despite nearly two years of doctor-assisted suicide in California, we know little to nothing about crucial questions: Why are patients selecting it? What quality and duration of health care have they received? Learning these answers could help us improve end-of-life care in...

Burdensome Licensing Law Turns Shampooers into Criminals

April 6, 2018
Fox & Hounds - California lawmakers often complain about the limited opportunities for low-income people to find meaningful work and about the paltry pay levels for those laboring in minimum-wage jobs at fast-food restaurants and other service establishments.

California state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse

April 6, 2018
The Desert Sun - To prevent teachers who have been investigated for sexual abuse from quietly resigning and moving to another school, a state senator representing parts of Riverside County is working to implement more rigorous background checks for California teachers.

VIDEO: Legislation to Stop Child Predators from Working in Schools

April 4, 2018
Action News Now - A California lawmaker is pushing legislation to stop child predators from working in schools

Sex wrongdoing, child abuse should be disclosed by schools: Lawmaker Plan

April 4, 2018
My News LA - An Inland Empire lawmaker’s bill seeking to require schools and school districts to disclose to prospective employers all instances of confirmed or alleged child abuse and sexual misconduct involving a teacher or administrator will be reviewed for the first time next week in the...

Sen. Morrell names Shelley Burnach woman of the year

March 15, 2018
Highland Community News - On March 12, state Sen. 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...

Victor Valley Daily Press Editorial: “It’s no surprise Obernolte, Fuller and Morrell are keeping an eye out for you and your money.”

November 1, 2017
It’s no surprise Obernolte, Fuller and Morrell are keeping an eye out for you and your money. They are conservative Republicans who can’t stomach the tax-and-spend habits of their Democratic colleagues in Sacramento.

Mike Morrell: Jump-starting veterans’ civilian careers

July 25, 2016
Our nation’s veterans undergo rigorous training during military service that can be directly applied to jobs at home. After working hard and defending the freedoms we cherish, it is our duty to ensure that when these men and women come home, the return to civilian life is an easy one.