Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the Senator for the 2nd Senate District - North Coast / North Bay.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community

Mike McGuire 
Representing the 2nd Senate District
- North Coast / North Bay


Innovative collaboration between county mental health departments and school districts will improve the lives of countless students

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Millions of dollars in critical mental health funding will flow into both Humboldt and Mendocino counties from a state Mental Health Services Act grant fund established last year by the legislature. 
 
$5 million was recently approved by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for both Mendocino and Humboldt counties ($2.5 million each) to build on their partnerships with schools to address mental illness among children and teens. 
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is a lead author of AB 323, a bill that would help save newspapers across the Golden State and allow print media outlets to continue using independent contractors as carriers for another two years, until Jan. 1, 2023 (the current provision sunsets Jan. 1, 2021). This week, the bill passed 5-0 out of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee. Senator McGuire released the following statement about the bill:

Monday, August 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Freedom of the press is one of the foundations upon which America was born. In 2020, that freedom has been under attack more than ever before. 

According to the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, there have been approximately 600 incidents in the United States of reported aggressions against the press in the last several months. These aggressions include detainments, arrests and attacks against members of the press attempting to do their jobs at First Amendment protests, marches and events.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Freedom of the press is one of the foundations upon which America was born. That said, those freedoms are under attack here in 2020.

Intentional attacks or detainments of reporters and members of the press in the United States in 2020 have increased significantly, particularly during the nationwide anti-racism protests, according to the US Press Freedom Tracker, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists.