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Third Annual Ceremony Honors Patriots of the Inland Empire

April 22, 2016
City News Group - Local veterans and “patriots” were honored at the third annual Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future Recognition Ceremony & Dinner at March Field Air Museum in Riverside April 1. The event honored veterans, active duty service men and women, reservists, members of the...

Stop feeding California bureaucracy, Morrell says

April 20, 2016
Big Bear Grizzly - State Senator Mike Morrell joined State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte in Big Bear City April 16 to share information on California’s Fire Prevention Fee. Morrell, as Obernolte, believes the fee is an illegal tax.

Two bills would make fishing, hunting more affordable, accessible for veterans

March 31, 2016
Sonora Union-Democrat – Senate Bill 1081, authored by State Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, would reduce sportfishing and hunting licences to a flat fee of $5 for honorably discharged California veterans.

Supervisors back bill seeking more transparency on 'Fire Tax' expenditures

March 29, 2016
KESQ - The Board of Supervisors today endorsed a proposal that would require Cal Fire to clarify how revenue generated from the so-called ``fire tax'' is being spent and get to the bottom of why Riverside County's not in line to receive ``a significant piece'' of the $43 million surplus carried...

SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING: First responders honored in Sacramento

March 29, 2016
Press-Enterprise - In special ceremonies, state lawmakers Monday, March 28 applauded and honored representatives of agencies that responded to the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

Fire Fee Transparency Sought

March 10, 2016
Mountain News - Thwarted in his previous attempt to repeal the state’s controversial fire prevention fee, state Sen. Mike Morrell (R-23rd) has introduced SB 1136, legislation that would require Cal Fire to report detailed information on how it spends fee money.

5th Annual Hearts Award Luncheon Spreads the Love

February 23, 2016
City News Group - The Unforgettables Foundation (TUF) kicked off Valentine’s Day weekend by recognizing and awarding those community members, leaders, and organizations that exude selflessness and possess the “biggest hearts” of all throughout the Inland Empire at their 5th Annual Unforgettable...

Morrell And Obernolte Get 100% On NFIB/CA Small Business Legislative Scorecard

February 2, 2016
ROTW News - State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga/23) and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake/33) received 100% scores from the NFIB/CA organization for their voting record on 13 bills that significantly impact small business.

EDITORIAL: Skepticism over budget justified

January 13, 2016
Press-Enterprise - In our view, those with the most skeptical take are on the right track. While the governor deserves praises for being slightly less profligate than the state Legislature, the rapid growth in government over the past several years continues to endanger California’s fiscal...

EDITORIAL: Too few friends of taxpayers in Sacramento

November 6, 2015
Orange County Register – The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has released its 2015 Legislative Report Card and, as one might expect, the results are not very encouraging for taxpayers… Eight lawmakers earned perfect scores, including Sen. Mike Morrell…