Monday, February 23, 2015

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Mike McGuire introduced legislation this week to protect old growth redwoods -- the tallest trees on the planet – and put a stop to the devastating  practice of burl theft  from our state and national parks and California’s forests. Burls – the dormant, knobby material that grows at the base of redwood trees – are the primary method of redwood tree regeneration.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire co-authored legislation introduced this week to help rural counties recover more than a decade worth of payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) from the state.

Small, rural counties with tax-exempt state land miss out on taxes they would otherwise be paid for the property. Instead, the state is obligated to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) to help counties recover the lost property tax revenue. The state more than $19 million in PILT obligations to counties across the state, for funds they have not been paid over the last several years.

SB 148 gets unanimous support from committee

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire was joined by teachers, manufacturers, the farm bureau, and members of the building trades Wednesday morning when his bi-partisan legislation that would expand career and job skills in public middle and high schools advanced through the Senate Education Committee with a 7-0 vote.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) introduced legislation that provides a simple solution to one of California's growing challenges: Regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses.

The premise of Senate Bill 593 (SB 593) is simple. Where vacation rentals are legal, the bill will assist local jurisdictions in their regulation and collection of Transit Occupancy Taxes (TOT). More than 400 California cities and 55 counties impose a TOT. Where vacation rentals are illegal by local ordinance, the bill will prohibit online vacation rental businesses from making a rental.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sacramento, CA – The President of the California State Senate, Kevin de Leon, announced that Senator Mike McGuire will join the Senate’s leadership team.

In just his fourth week on the job, it was announced that McGuire was selected to become vice-chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and Chair of both the Human Services Committee and the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Marin County — Senator Mike McGuire is spending the day in Marin County tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 23, meeting with students, hard-working volunteers, and members of the Board of Supervisors, as well as business and environmental leaders from the area.

"Meeting with people in Marin is a top priority for me,” said McGuire

McGuire will start the day at Tomales High School with students, teachers and school officials to discuss agriculture education and its impacts on our youth.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Eureka — State Senator Mike McGuire is excited to announce that he will host his first annual Town Hall Meeting in Eureka in just two weeks!

The interactive Town Hall will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.  The event will be an opportunity to discuss and receive updates on the top issues facing Eureka, Humboldt County and Northern California residents.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sacramento, CAState Senator Mike McGuire is pleased to announce that the Capital Fellows Program is now open for Northern California applicants.  McGuire currently has a Capital Fellow in his office, Chris Nielsen, who is from Novato, CA.

The program features a select group of graduate-level students from across the country who participate in a ten month program, working daily on issues critical to the State’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Newly elected North Coast Senator Mike McGuire attended Edmond G. Brown, Jr’s Inaugural Address this morning, as he was sworn in as Governor of California for an unprecedented fourth term.  

“I believe the Governor’s address struck just the right tone of fiscal responsibility and the need to invest in our state and its people,” said Senator McGuire. “I am grateful for the Governor’s vision and leadership.”

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Eureka, CA – Knowing that Humboldt County and the North Coast need strong representation in the Capitol, State Senator Mike McGuire is pleased to be making his fourth trip here in the six weeks since he was sworn into office.