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Gas taxes have been siphoned away from road repairs for years
April 26, 2017
For years, Sacramento Democrats have been laser-focused on raising taxes. Echoing Ronald Reagan’s famous observation about government’s view of the economy, their mission statement should read: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
Nominations Open for 2017 Women of Distinction Awards
April 24, 2017
Each year, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) hosts the annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner to recognize extraordinary women from around the 23rd Senate District who have positively impacted their community. The nomination window for this year’s event is now open through...
Democrats Tell a Different Story About Transportation Legislation
April 20, 2017
In early April, Democratic leaders in Sacramento pushed through the largest gas tax increase in state history at $5.2 billion per year (SB 1). Many claims have been made about how much drivers will pay and how exactly the money will be spent. Do these claims square with the facts?
Senator Morrell Statement on Senate's Passage of Largest Gas Tax Increase in State History
April 6, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after senators voted to permanently increase the gas tax and car fees on California drivers:
Morrell Monthly: March 2017
March 31, 2017
In this Issue: We’re here to help | Connect with me on social media | Mobile Office Hours | Message | Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future | Patriot of the Year - Leonard Tavernetti | Bills to Improve Jobs Outlook | Co-Authored Legislation | NO to More Gas Taxes | Photos | Northwest Ordinance of 1787 | Gas Taxes State by State
Senator Morrell Responds to Sacramento Democrats' Deal to Permanently Increase Gas Taxes
March 29, 2017
Today, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats announced a plan to enact $5 billion per year in new gas taxes and fees on California drivers:
Morrell: Legislative Democrats Vote to Keep Californians in Dark about Size of Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities
March 28, 2017
Refusing to give Californians a real picture of the state’s unfunded public pension liabilities, Democrats on the Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee killed SB 601 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would have required the state’s public pension systems to disclose...
Sen. Morrell Announces Legislation to Improve California Jobs Outlook
March 22, 2017
Noting that the state’s economic recovery has been a slow and uneven one, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced that he has authored legislation to increase the confidence of small businesses as they decide to either locate or invest in California.
Democrats' Valentine to California Drivers: New Taxes
February 14, 2017
Today, Democrats on the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee wished California taxpayers a “Happy Valentine’s Day” by voting to advance Senate Bill 1 (Beall, D-San Jose), which would significantly increase gas taxes and vehicle registration fees in California. Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) opposed the measure.
Senator Morrell Urges Congress to Pass "Kate's Law"
February 2, 2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced that he has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 4, calling on Congress to pass a proposed law creating a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison for an individual that has returned to the United States illegally after having been deported and previously convicted of a felony here.
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Mike Morrell: Jump-starting veterans’ civilian careers
Our nation’s veterans undergo rigorous training during military service that can be directly applied to jobs at home. After...
Third Annual Ceremony Honors Patriots of the Inland Empire
City News Group - Local veterans and “patriots” were honored at the third annual Patriots of the Past, Present, & Future Recognition Ceremony...
Stop feeding California bureaucracy, Morrell says
Big Bear Grizzly - State Senator Mike Morrell joined State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte in Big Bear City April 16 to share information on California’...
Two bills would make fishing, hunting more affordable, accessible for veterans
Sonora Union-Democrat – Senate Bill 1081, authored by State Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, would reduce sportfishing and hunting licences...
Supervisors back bill seeking more transparency on 'Fire Tax' expenditures
KESQ - The Board of Supervisors today endorsed a proposal that would require Cal Fire to clarify how revenue generated from the so-called ``fire...