Press Advisories

SB 1229 to Help Recruit 10,000 Mental Health Clinicians for California Schools

Monday, March 7, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a virtual press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, to highlight the desperate need for additional mental health support for California’s students, and a plan to address the mental health staffing shortage in our schools.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, will lead an oversight hearing this morning to receive a status update on the implementation of the cannabis and tax technology systems recently purchased by the State, the upcoming launch of a new statewide taxing structure and there will be an update on the transition process taking place between the Board of Equalization and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Senate oversight hearing Nov. 1 at LA City Hall to look into IHSS time card delays

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sacramento, CA – The State of California’s payment processing system - responsible for paying hundreds of thousands of caregivers each month  –  has experienced significant failures and delays of payment to some of the hardest working, lowest paid employees each month for several years.

Approximately 14,000 In-Home Support Service workers time sheets are rejected by the State of California’s payment system every month resulting in devastating delays of the providers’ monthly paycheck.

Informational hearing will also include update and briefings on outlook of upcoming Dungeness & Rock Crab seasons

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Congressman Jared Huffman will convene a special hearing tomorrow - Tuesday, October 4 - at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to hear an update from scientists and fishery experts on the upcoming California crab season and take an in-depth look at the aquaculture industry in California.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Sacramento, CA – In response to California’s Auditor declaring last month that all levels of government in California have “failed to adequately oversee the prescription of psychotropic medications to children in foster care” and it disclosed a system-wide failure regarding the tracking of psychotropic medication patterns, an oversight hearing in the State Capitol will be held to officially present the findings and begin to outline solutions.

Speakers include state and local leaders to discuss wide range of community issues

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Mike McGuire is excited to be hosting his annual Humboldt County Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Eureka and the evening will be packed with great conversation and community updates.

The interactive Town Hall will be an opportunity to discuss and receive updates on some of the top issues facing Humboldt County and all Northern California residents. 

Committee hearing will be livestreamed online

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-North Coast), chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will open Wednesday’s “Fish, Flows and Marijuana Grows” hearing to examine the impacts of the historic drought and marijuana grows on the state’s fisheries and natural resources.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. this Wednesday, July 1 in Room 2040 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. It will also be livestreamed on the Senate’s website, which can be found at under “Today’s Events.”

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.

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.

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.