Press Releases

Secretary of State Alex Padilla throws support behind SB 149

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sacramento, CA — Senator Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener’s Presidential Tax Transparency Bill that would require all presidential primary candidates to provide their tax returns for the five most recent years to the Secretary of State before they are eligible to appear on the ballot, hit two more major milestones on its way to becoming law in California. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Despite an intense lobbying effort by the pharmaceutical industry, State Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation that restricts pharmaceutical companies from giving gifts and incentives to medical professionals was approved in the Assembly Health Committee.

SB 790 restricts pharmaceutical companies from providing gifts to health care providers, while maintaining important and critical opportunities for educational forums to doctors.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Working hand-in-hand with the Ceres Project in the North Bay Area, Project Open Hand in San Francisco, Health Trust in San Jose, Project Angel Food in Los Angeles and others, Senator Mike McGuire has secured $6 million over three years for an innovative first-of-its-kind healthy food pilot project for low income Californians with chronic health diseases. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sacramento, CA – More than one in three Native American kids live in poverty, and 22 percent ages 25 and older have not finished high school, the lowest of any racial/ethnic demographic group across all schools. Only 13 percent of Native Americans have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 29 percent of the US population.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – With the release of the California State Budget bills, Senator Mike McGuire is pleased that many of the critical issues he fought for that will benefit Northern California have been included in the state’s budget. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sacramento, CA – California’s North Coast is the epicenter of cannabis country with four Northern California counties growing approximately 60 percent of the cannabis in America.

Senator Mike McGuire, who represents those cannabis rich counties, has been the lead legislator in the Senate to help craft the cannabis budget trailer bill that was released today. 

SB 138 streamlines school meal enrollment for students on Medi-Cal, who currently don’t automatically receive school meals

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sacramento, CA – California has more children in poverty than any other state in the nation, with nearly one in four kids going hungry each day. In fact, there are more kids in poverty here in the Golden State now than there were prior to the recession. The time is right for California to broaden the reach of school meals.

Each year, millions of low-income California children who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals miss out on them, also missing out on the academic and health benefits the meals provide.

Bill headed to Assembly after defeating last minute push by Republicans to require presidential candidates to produce birth certificates

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Despite a last minute maneuver by California Senate Republicans to amend Senator Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener’s Presidential Tax Transparency Bill to include a requirement that Presidential candidates produce their birth certificate in order to be included on California’s ballot, the original bill was approved in the State Senate late Wednesday.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Senator McGuire responds to Governor’s request for federal salmon disaster

Sacramento, CA – California’s iconic salmon fishery, and the thousands of families who depend on the fishery for their livelihood, are in crisis. There has been an unprecedented collapse in California’s salmon population, tribal allocations are at an all-time low, and the proposed closures and minimal open salmon fishing seasons will have significant negative impacts on thousands of California residents.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sacramento, CA – President Trump clearly has significant and unethical ties to Russia and every day the scandals worsen, yet we still don’t know the full extent of his dealings with Russia and the serious conflicts of interest they continue to generate. The California state legislation that would mandate Presidential candidates release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot was approved in the Senate Appropriations Committee this morning, clearing the way for a vote of the full Senate in the next week.