Press Releases

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Californians have come to expect that when a major utility is down they’ll be informed and can easily access information about the outage, that it’s being responded to, and when service will likely be restored. It’s a core responsibility of providing service – whether the electricity goes out, or a gas line has a major leak, when the water stops flowing to a city or the sewer system has a major disruption – residents are informed.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire has introduced a first-of-its-kind bill that will protect California’s beloved whale populations from dangerous entanglements in lost or abandoned crab fishing gear. The legislation was proactively initiated by the thousands of Californian’s who fish Dungeness crab off of the California coast.

With this year’s crab season finally getting underway after a historic delay, and fishermen heading back out to sea, it’s more important than ever to launch this initiative.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sacramento, CA – In response to the Dungeness crab season opening south of the Sonoma/Mendocino County line today, Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sacramento, CA – On Monday, Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Bill Dodd hosted a Lake County Heroes Day Celebration in the State Senate, held in memory of the victims of the deadly Valley Fire, and honoring the state and local partners that came together when tragedy struck in Lake County just six months ago.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sacramento, CA – On Monday, Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Bill Dodd hosted a Lake County Heroes Day Celebration in the State Senate, held in memory of the victims of the deadly Valley Fire, and honoring the state and local partners that came together when tragedy struck in Lake County just six months ago.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, Senator Mike McGuire led the effort to pass legislation to continue to fight the devastating impacts of tobacco use on public health. The legislation, ABX2 10 is part of a historic package of bills approved today in the Senate to fight tobacco use and increase the overall health of California.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation with Assemblymember Bill Dodd that provides state assistance to help Lake County cover the costs incurred by three major fires was approved in its first committee today. It is estimated that $1.3 billion in damage resulted from the third worst fire in state history, the Valley Fire, and the poorest county in the state is on the hook to cover a portion of those costs – unless SB 937 is signed into law. The County’s anticipated share of the cost would be $2-$3 million.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sacramento – Today, Senator Mike McGuire voted to support the renewal of the Managed Healthcare Organization (MCO) tax – an overhaul of the healthcare plan tax structure that funds Medi-Cal and will bring a much-needed influx of funding to developmental disability services.

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.