Press Releases

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. 

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.