Sen. Mike Morrell recognized for efforts to protect taxpayers and California jobs

By on November 9, 2017
Mike Morrell

California Senator Mike Morrell (R-23rd District-Rancho Cucamonga) has received perfect scores from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) for his efforts to defend taxpayers and protect California jobs. HJTA and CalChamber recognized Sen. Morrell for his work in supporting and advocating to safeguard the money of hardworking, tax-paying Californians and his efforts to prevent more jobs from leaving California.

HJTA considered votes on 22 bills related to taxpayer issues including attacks on Proposition 13 and tax increases in determining scores for its 2017 legislative report card. Morrell is one of only 10 legislators to earn a perfect score.

CalChamber reviewed 16 Senate votes in compiling its “Best Business Votes 2017” list. Bills which the chamber opposed and which were highlighted in the annual report include SB 562 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-33rd District-Bell Gardens), which would create a single-payer, government-run health care system, and AB 1209 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-80th District-San Diego) which would impose a new data collection mandate on California employers. SB 562 was shelved in the Assembly and AB 1209 was vetoed by the governor.

“California was once known as a place of opportunity, but with high taxes and an ever-growing government, too many people no longer feel that optimism,” said Sen. Morrell. “Year after year, Democrat leaders in Sacramento push new laws and policies that ultimately increase the cost of living and creating jobs here. I remain committed to standing with taxpayers and all businesses in pursuing paths forward that promote prosperity and maximize the chance for every hardworking Californian to succeed and thrive.”

To view HJTA’s full report card go to:

To view CalChamber’s complete scorecard go to: