Senator McGuire’s statement on State Budget agreement

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) issued the following statement on the State Budget agreement reached today between the Governor and the Legislature: “By working together, we’re bringing forward a balanced budget, investing in priorities that make this state great and tackling some of our toughest challenges.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Conserving water in this historic drought and reducing energy use across the state are among the top priorities for State Senator Mike McGuire. 

As part of his ongoing effort to achieve these goals, Senator McGuire has announced that the city of Santa Rosa is slated to receive nearly $2.5 million from a state grant for a water efficient fixture direct-install program.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Conserving water in this historic drought and reducing energy use across the state are among the top priorities for State Senator Mike McGuire. 

As part of his ongoing effort to achieve these goals and deliver for Lake County, Senator McGuire has announced that the Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District is slated to receive $189,601 from a state grant for a water efficient fixture program.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s bill to protect the tallest trees on the planet – old growth redwoods – from burl poachers received a unanimous vote of support from the Senate last week.

Burls are the dormant, knobby materials that grow at the base of the tree’s trunk allowing the old growth redwood to grow new saplings, which is vital to the health of California’s forests. Poachers have been targeting these burls at increasing rates in California’s State and National Parks.

With over 100 official supporting organizations, SB 593 gained significant momentum toward 2016 legislative session

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sacramento, CA –A bill that created a simple solution to a growing problem – communities being swamped by issues related to online vacation rentals – will continue to move forward next legislative session when it proceeds as a two-year bill, Senator Mike McGuire announced this week.

Senator McGuire’s statement on “Right to Die” bill

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) issued the following statement today on SB 128: “The passage of today’s legislation has been well over a decade in the making – with retired North Coast Assemblywoman Patty Berg blazing the trail. We are one step closer to providing terminally ill Californians the ability to choose death with dignity. I’m grateful to Senator Wolk and Monning for all of their work on this historic achievement.”

Senator Mike McGuire is a co-author of Senate Bill 128.

SB 788 will protect California’s environment & $40 billion coastal economy by closing the offshore oil drilling loophole

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sacramento, CA – The Senate today approved North Coast Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation to forever protect California’s coast from new offshore oil development.

SB 643 develops desperately needed framework for medical marijuana industry

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s groundbreaking legislation creating an all-encompassing regulatory framework for the medical marijuana industry, passed off the Senate floor Thursday morning with significant support.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday’s oil spill in the once pristine waters off Santa Barbara County’s Refugio State Beach is a grim reminder of just how risky coastal oil development can be. 

Local environmental and state agencies along with emergency crews, have sprung into immediate action to limit the damage from an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline, draining crude oil for three hours and creating nine miles of toxic sheen in ocean waters.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sacramento, CA – With a broad show of support, Senator Mike McGuire’s Online Vacation Rental legislation, SB 593 was again approved Wednesday by a second Senate committee with a 4-2 vote from members of the Governance and Finance Committee.

Last month, SB 593 was also approved with a unanimous vote in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. After approval today, Senator McGuire’s critical legislation regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses will now proceed to the Senate floor for a vote.