Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the Senator for the 2nd Senate District - North Coast / North Bay.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community

Mike McGuire 
Representing the 2nd Senate District
- North Coast / North Bay

 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday’s oil spill in the once pristine waters off Santa Barbara County’s Refugio State Beach is a grim reminder of just how risky coastal oil development can be. 

Local environmental and state agencies along with emergency crews, have sprung into immediate action to limit the damage from an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline, draining crude oil for three hours and creating nine miles of toxic sheen in ocean waters.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sacramento, CA – With a broad show of support, Senator Mike McGuire’s Online Vacation Rental legislation, SB 593 was again approved Wednesday by a second Senate committee with a 4-2 vote from members of the Governance and Finance Committee.

Last month, SB 593 was also approved with a unanimous vote in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. After approval today, Senator McGuire’s critical legislation regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses will now proceed to the Senate floor for a vote.

SB 788 would close the offshore oil drilling loophole and protect California’s environment and $40 billion coastal economy

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s bill to forever protect California’s coast from new offshore oil development in state waters passed with a sweeping vote of support from the Senate Natural Resources Committee Tuesday afternoon.

SB 788 – The Coastal Protection Act – will close the loophole in the Coastal Sanctuary Act that currently would allow the State Lands Commission to grant new leases for offshore oil and gas development. New offshore oil leases are a real possibility in California and developers are already testing the political waters.

SB 788 would close the offshore oil drilling loophole

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) has introduced legislation to forever protect our coast from new offshore oil development in state waters – a move that will protect our pristine beaches and benefit our coastal and state economy from what would be devastating impacts of an offshore oil spill.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sacramento, CA – More than 60 percent of the marijuana grown in the nation comes from counties along California’s North Coast.

SJR 3 heads to Assembly for final approval

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – A Senate Joint Resolution authored by Senator Mike McGuire protecting the Smith River watershed received overwhelming support on Thursday, winning approval from the State Senate, and sending the resolution to the State Assembly for its final vote.