Press Releases

State and local leaders to discuss ‘Keeping California Healthy’ at February 25 event

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sacramento, CA – In response to the dangerous proposals being set forth by the Trump Administration to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee and Senator Ed Hernandez, Chair of the Senate Health Committee are hosting a first-of-its-kind hearing focused on the Affordable Care Act, which brought healthcare coverage to 35,000 Sonoma County residents and over 3.2 million across California.

Hammers for Hope and Habitat for Humanity will build homes in Lake County

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sacramento, CA – All throughout the devastating Valley Fire and Clayton Fire events, Senator McGuire has been active and engaged in the response, recovery and now the rebuilding of Southern Lake County.

He announced – late in 2016 – $7.2 million had been secured to fund the building of 80-100 homes between the two burn areas.

Senator Mike McGuire is now excited to announce that two Lake County non-profit organizations have been selected to lead the rebuilding efforts.

In response to President Trump’s unprecedented refusal to share basic information with American public, new bill will require that all presidential candidates release tax returns in order to appear on California ballot

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sacramento – During President Donald Trump’s campaign he told the American people that he would release his tax returns, but yesterday, he officially broke that promise. He won’t release his tax returns, despite 40 years of precedent from past presidents and presidential candidates.

In response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s unprecedented refusal to share basic information with American public, new bill will require that all presidential candidates release tax returns in order to appear on California ballot

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sacramento – Today California State Senators Scott Wiener and Mike McGuire officially introduced their legislation which would require that any future presidential or vice-presidential candidate must make their tax returns public to appear on the California ballot. The two Senators are offering the legislation in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s historic refusal to release his tax returns to the American public, despite the fact that presidential candidates have been doing so voluntarily for decades.

McGuire re-introduces legislation to require the state to reimburse rural counties

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, one of the only Democrats in the State Senate to represent a rural district, has seen first-hand how one-size-fits-all approaches to statewide issues negatively impact rural regions of California. 

He has successfully fought for rural set asides to be included in statewide programs that benefit rural counties and small communities and advocated for rural California to get their fair share of state grants and funding.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sacramento, CA – As a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review committee, Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement regarding the Governor’s budget proposal introduced this morning.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León to several influential committee assignments to kick off the 2017-2018 legislative year, including taking over as Chairperson of the Governance and Finance Committee, which is responsible for hearing all legislation related to state and local government and special district revenue, taxes, all land use and development policy. The committee is considered one of the busiest in the Senate.

In response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s unprecedented refusal to share basic information with American public, new bill will require that all presidential candidates release tax returns in order to appear on California ballot

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sacramento – Today California State Senators Scott Wiener and Mike McGuire announced that they will be co-authoring legislation to require that any future presidential or vice-presidential candidate must make their tax returns public to appear on the California ballot. The two Senators are offering the legislation in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns to the American public, despite the fact that presidential candidates have been doing so voluntarily for decades.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sacramento, CA – With the Sonoma Developmental Center slated for closure by 2018, nearly 350 of the most medically fragile patients in the state system will transition into the community and require specialized healthcare services. Senator McGuire and Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin have been committed to ensuring that the health and well-being of SDC residents will be the top priority during and after the transition and closure of the facility.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Eureka, CA – The skies opened up and so did the hearts of the Humboldt community on Wednesday when high school students, city councilmembers, business and non-profit leaders, Boy Scouts, and children showed up in the pouring rain to donate OVER one and half TONS of food during Senator McGuire’s first annual  “Drop-off and Donate” food drive event.