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Dollars for Charities, Not More Government
May 14, 2018
Polling indicates that 74 percent of voters would prefer to see their money go to charities they trust rather than to government. The same poll found that 88 percent also support making it easier for taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions. Besides, it is our money.
National Guard Members Activated in Emergencies Shouldn't Pay State Income Tax for Service
April 25, 2018
Nearly 40 million Californians rely on just 23,000 members of the California National Guard to be ready in emergency situations. When the governor calls up Guard Members to respond to disasters like last year’s devastating wildfires, these men and women leave fulltime day jobs and place their lives...
Sen. Morrell Successful in First Vote to Wash Out Occupational Licensing Requirement for Shampooing Hair
April 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development passed SB 999 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would start tackling California’s burdensome occupational licensing system by repealing the requirements to work in a number of personal care...
Senator Morrell Statement on SAFE Act
April 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement on SB 1456, the Sexual Abuse-Free Education (SAFE) Act , after its consideration by the Senate Education Committee on April 11, 2018. The measure aims to protect K-12 students by preventing educators and staff who...
MEDIA ADVISORY: Victims of past student sex abuse cases to testify in support of California SAFE Act – Tomorrow, April 11
April 10, 2018
On Wednesday, April 11, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will present SB 1456, the Sexual Abuse-Free Education (SAFE) Act , in the Senate Education Committee, advocating for reforms that will better protect students from educators guilty of sex abuse who jump from school to school. He will...
1,500 training hours and $125 to shampoo hair?
April 9, 2018
Did you know California requires a license to work in over 300 different jobs? Everything from tree trimming and interior design to makeup artistry and yes – even shampooing – makes the list. It is a distinction that has prompted the Institute for Justice to rank the state as the “ most broadly and...
Protecting Students from Sexual Predators
April 3, 2018
Should educators who commit acts of sex abuse be able to move from school to school, all the while concealing their crimes and putting more children at risk? The answer is an obvious “no.” Sadly, however, it happens. The vast majority of teachers and school employees are dedicated and caring...
Morrell Monthly: March 2018
March 28, 2018
In this Issue: Mobile Office Hours | 1,500 Training Hours and $125 to Shampoo Hair? | High-Speed Rail Costs Keep Climbing | Leadership Award Recipient Kim Carter | Woman of the Year | Photos | New 10% tax on California employers? | Churchill on Duty
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
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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...
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...
Burdensome Licensing Law Turns Shampooers into Criminals
Fox & Hounds - California lawmakers often complain about the limited opportunities for low-income people to find meaningful work and about the...
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...