Press Releases

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, announced plans today to work together and implement the recent United States Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This decision authorizes states to begin collecting sales and use tax from online and out-of-state retailers without a physical presence in California.

Students gathering thousands of pounds of food for Wednesday’s community food drive

Monday, December 10, 2018

Eureka, CA — As Senator McGuire’s third annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive hits the home stretch, six local high schools in Humboldt County are making the final push to bring in thousands of pounds of donated non-perishable food to feed Humboldt County residents in need. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sacramento, CA – With President Trump often showing stronger allegiance to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Russia's Vladimir Putin compared to America’s own best interests, California State Senators have reintroduced legislation that would require all presidential candidates to release their tax returns prior to being placed on the California ballot. Tax returns, which are signed under penalty of perjury, would reveal the kinds of financial entanglements that lead to such serious conflicts of interest.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sacramento, CA – California State Senator Mike McGuire took the oath of office again on Monday, kicking off his second term as the North Coast’s Senator as family members, friends and supporters looked on.

After holding two statewide housing hearings this fall and extensive meetings with stakeholders across California, legislators plan to overhaul state approach to housing crisis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senators Jim Beall and Mike McGuire have been working for months to develop comprehensive policy and funding legislation focused on housing that is affordable for seniors, nurses, teachers, veterans and low and middle income Californians.

The legislation, which will take an aggressive and in-depth approach to the state’s affordable housing crisis, will be introduced in the coming weeks as a series of bills.

Wednesday's 1pm hearing will be focused on reducing the risk of whale entanglements and the latest information on the current Dungeness crab season

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

San Francisco, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (JCFA), and Assemblymember Mark Stone, Vice Chairman, are hosting a comprehensive hearing TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 28 at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. 

Funding through $2 billion bond moving forward, over $500 million additionally allocated for counties and cities by State

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – The Golden State has a homelessness crisis. The growing emergency of homelessness has reached a critical stage – California comprises 25 percent of the nation’s homeless population; 12 percent of the nation’s population of homeless families with children; and 58 percent of the nation’s unsheltered homeless youth reside in California.

First hearing on Tuesday will assess funding for affordable housing

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Two State Senators who chair the key committees focused on housing and housing financing legislation in the Senate are partnering on two critically important legislative hearings this fall.

Senator Jim Beall, Chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee will hold the first of two hearings this Tuesday, in the Capitol.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sacramento, CA – For decades, the State of California has required fish landing receipts to be completed by hand and submitted via the US Mail twice per month.

This process has proven extremely burdensome, inefficient, and antiquated.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s landmark legislation establishing statewide emergency alert protocols and regulation became law today when SB 833 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.