Press Releases

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.

Experts will testify this Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm – watch live at www.senate.ca.gov

Monday, May 22, 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 there’s a budget shortfall fix that the CA Fish and Wildlife Dept is advancing which will devastate an already struggling fishing fleet.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Mike McGuire’s groundbreaking legislation that significantly restricts pharmaceutical companies from giving gifts and incentives to medical professionals was approved today in the Senate. 

SB 790 severely restricts pharmaceutical companies from providing flights, travel, speaking fees, consulting payments, entertainment or other economic benefits to health care providers.

California has an opportunity to put patient care and drug affordability before corporate profits with SB 790. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – The California Transportation Commission voted today to approve $5 million for initial environmental work related to the permanent solution for Last Chance Grade. Senator McGuire, Assemblymember Wood and Congressman Huffman have been fighting for these funds for the past many months.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sacramento, CA – California's iconic salmon fishery, and the thousands of families who depend on the fishery for their livelihood, are in crisis.

Due to an unprecedented collapse in California’s salmon population, this week, Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown requesting he declare a statewide Salmon Fishery Disaster. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to today’s Congressional healthcare vote.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement on the Resolution passed this morning on the Senate Floor opposing any attempt by the Federal Government to open up any offshore oil drilling off the Coast of California.