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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.
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...
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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...