Press Releases

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, continued to put the pressure on the Department of Developmental Services to ensure the Administration's plans for closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center will include agreements for residents regarding resources they need to thrive in the years to come, including housing, specialized medical services and programming.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee will convene an important hearing next week with Senator Holly Mitchell, Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee Chairwoman, on the significant budget crisis impacting California’s developmentally disabled community and the impact on residents and families, along with the impending closure of California’s Developmental Centers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire introduced The Marijuana Value Tax Act, a bill that would place a 15 percent tax at the point of sale on medical marijuana.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sacramento, CA – North Coast State Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, has been focused on the unprecedented delay of the crab season for months. Leading a bi-partisan delegation of state legislators, McGuire requested Governor Brown advance a disaster declaration due to the devastating closure of the multi-million dollar crab harvest. That request from the Governor for federal declarations of a fishery disaster and a commercial fishery failure happened moments ago.

Fisheries experts from throughout California to testify at annual forum

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 43rd annual Fisheries Forum this Thursday, focusing on the need for a crab season disaster declaration and will call on several industry experts and state agency leaders to discuss the short and long term impacts to fishing families, the California coastal economy and the future of fisheries and aquaculture.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sacramento, CA – One out of every four California kids go to bed hungry each night and, tragically, California has the highest rate of children in poverty in America.

But thanks to the efforts of a coalition led by Senator Mike McGuire and Senator Holly Mitchell, that is now starting to change.

Letter urges Governor Brown to advance disaster declaration for California crab fishery and allied sectors

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bi-partisan coalition of state legislators requested that Governor Jerry Brown declare a fishery disaster due to the devastating impacts of the delayed California crab season.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire responded this morning to Governor Brown’s State of the State address, citing the great strides that California has made on key issues, as well as highlighting the areas Senator McGuire considers his top priorities for this legislative year.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Wood and Senator Mike McGuire, authors of the recently signed Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, will host a Forum to provide residents with an opportunity to hear how the new statewide regulations and license program will roll out over the next two years and how those new statewide rules will  interact with the proposed Medical Marijuana ordinance being discussed in Humboldt County.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire praised much of the Governor’s budget proposal released this morning, especially for the strong action it takes on several of the Senator’s highest priorities.