Press Releases

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s budget released this morning:

Governor Brown’s cautious budget reflects both the need for California to continue to advance strategic investments in our shared priorities — education, healthcare and climate protection  — while also increasing the state’s reserves by bolstering our rainy day fund. 

SB 759 approved today in Senate Elections Committee

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – A strong democracy depends on a voter’s belief that their vote counts.

However, in California, according to the Secretary of State’s Office, over 25,000 residents would be shocked to know that their ballots had been thrown away and not counted in the November 2016 General Election cycle.

These 25,000 mail ballots were thrown out because of a mismatching signature — the voter’s signature on their ballot did not match what was in their file.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, will hold a timely informational hearing on Wednesday, January 10 to discuss the significant  impacts the Federal Tax Bill, rushed through by Congress prior to the holidays, will have on California residents.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Sacramento, CA – North Bay legislators officially introduced a bill that will set statewide emergency alert protocols following the devastating firestorm that ravaged Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, destroying over 6,000 homes, scorching more than 170,000 acres, causing billions in damage and resulting in the death of more than 40 residents.

State is funding legal services, financial aid for DACA recipients

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Though the federal deadline for Dreamers to renew their DACA benefits was yesterday, California has stepped up to provide an alternative to the destructive federal immigration policies that are tearing families apart. In the final week of the legislative session, the Legislature advanced desperately needed resources to the 200,000 Dreamers who call California home.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire’s bill that formally creates a standing Tribal Committee of the California Fish & Game Commission was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Breaking ground on new wastewater system, homes on Sept. 30

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Lake County officials, and State Agency representatives will all be on hand to celebrate a significant milestone in Lake County’s recovery from the devastating Valley and Clayton Fires by breaking ground on the $10.5 million Anderson Springs wastewater collection system, celebrating homes that will be rebuilt in the area, and  remembering the two-year anniversary of the historic blaze.

100 percent of donations will benefit Helena Fire Survivors

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sacramento, CA – In response to the devastating Helena Fire that has hit the community of Junction City, Senator Mike McGuire, The Humboldt Area Foundation, the County of Trinity, the Trinity Journal and Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn have come together to establish the Trinity County Fire Relief Fund.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire – one of the lead authors of the Senate’s affordable housing bond – is pushing hard in the last few weeks of the legislative year to get the bill to Governor Brown for potential signature.

Just this week, the bond was expanded by one billion dollars to focus on housing for veterans along with traditional affordable housing stock. 

Senator McGuire helps to lead the charge with local Superintendents to advance desperately needed dollars to rid schools of mold

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Last week, Senator Mike McGuire testified in front of the State Allocations Board in support of state funding for construction plans for improvements to Trinity County schools that have been infested by mold, threatening the health and safety of students. The State Allocation Board approved hardship appeals to the impacted school districts to begin the design process to upgrade their campuses into safe and modern learning environments.