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Senate Republicans Convey Cap-and-Trade Concerns to Governor
July 13, 2017
SACRAMENTO – This morning, a letter from members of the Senate Republican Caucus was delivered to Governor Jerry Brown outlining their concerns on cap-and-trade. The letter conveys to the Governor that the “… Caucus is united in opposition to the current efforts to extend the state’s cap-and-trade...
Morrell Monthly: July 2017
July 10, 2017
In this Issue: Record-Setting 2017-18 State Budget | SB 184 - Protecting Citizens’ Privacy and Personal Information | SB 679 - Increasing Legislative Accountability | SB 197 - Building Specialized Veteran Medical Facilities | Fire Tax Update | Other Legislation of Note this Session | Women of Distinction 2017 - Nominations Open | Patriot Spotlight - Marvin Nottingham | Photos | Staying Safe in the Heat! | Reminder -- Ready for Wildfire App Available | Letter from John Adams to His Wife Abigail | Report: $370 Billion in New Taxes and Fees Proposed
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Passage of 2017-18 State Budget
June 15, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to legislative Democrats’ passage of the 2017-18 state budget:
Sacramento Democrats Kill Morrell Measure to Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Taxpayers
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.
Morrell: Senate Democrats Should Hold Candidates for Every Elected Office to Transparency Standards
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:
Morrell Statement on Senate Democrats' Passage of Single-Payer, Government-Run Health Care
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:
Senate Passes Morrell Bill to Increase Legislative Accountability
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.
Opinion: Real story behind largest gas tax increase in California history
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.
Sacramento Democrats Pushing a 'Sanctuary State' Bill - And Gambling With Our Safety
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.
Morrell Monthly: April/May 2017
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.”
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Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill
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California needs more answers on assisted suicide
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California state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse
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