Press Releases

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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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 fishing season closures are having significant negative impacts on thousands of California residents.

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.