Press Releases

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire who has been a champion for passing a comprehensive fix to California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, chaired the Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing today that gave final Senate committee approval for a $6 billion transportation funding plan that is now heading to the Senate floor for a full vote.

State and local leaders to discuss ‘Keeping California Healthy’ at Saturday morning event

Friday, February 24, 2017

Santa Rosa, CA – In response to the dangerous proposals set forth by the President to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Senator Mike McGuire, along with the Sonoma County state legislative delegation, are hosting a Town Hall focused on the Affordable Care Act, which has brought healthcare coverage to 35,000 Sonoma County residents and over 3.2 million across California.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire today is helping to lead the way on a new Senate Environmental Protection Legislative Package introduced to shield California from potential harmful changes in federal law.

California is home to 45 million acres of federal Wildlands which feature millions of acres of forest, scenic rivers and watersheds, which is the drinking source for millions of residents, open spaces and the rugged California coast.

Monday, February 20, 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.

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper will give opening remarks

Monday, February 13, 2017

PRESS ADVISORY:

Sacramento, CA – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has become a legislative leader when it comes to the unique hurdles that occur with legalization of recreational marijuana, will kick off Tuesday’s Senate Oversight Hearing on cannabis taxes and regulatory timelines. The hearing will be chaired by Senator Mike McGuire.

Governor Hickenlooper will discuss his experiences, the challenges and lessons learned when his state faced implementing recreational cannabis with Colorado’s original taxing system.

Hearing will be livestreamed at www.senate.ca.gov

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has become a legislative leader when it comes to the unique hurdles that occur with legalization of recreational marijuana, will kick off Tuesday’s Senate Oversight Hearing on cannabis taxes and regulatory timelines.

$1.64 million allocated for Trinity Lake project

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sacramento, CA – On Wednesday, during a public meeting of the California State Boating and Waterways Commission, held in Weaverville, a $1.64 million state grant was approved for long-term improvements at the Trinity Center boat ramp.

Senator Mike McGuire has continued to advocate for critical state grant funding to improve boat access on Trinity Lake – one of the county’s main economic drivers – and is thrilled to see the grant approved.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, who has been voicing concern over the last several months about the tight timelines associated with Proposition 64, will chair a Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing next week focused on cannabis business taxes, implementing California’s Cannabis tax collection system and the “track and trace” system which verifies cannabis taxes and product safety – all critical elements of the structure for cannabis that is being developed, and that is slated to go live on January 1, 2018.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Mike McGuire is excited to announce that he will host a Town Hall - the first state sponsored West Marin meeting in years - on Thursday, Feb. 23 with multiple community associations and special districts. Residents are invited to come together to discuss important community issues including traffic, parking, signage and waste management concerns. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sacramento, CA –  Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement in response to the dangerous and ill-conceived executive orders on immigration and border security signed by President Trump and condemned today by the Senate of the State of California.