Press Releases

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

North Coast, CA – Senator McGuire issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling by the Surface Transportation Board regarding rail lines on the North Coast:

“Today’s decision wasn’t unexpected. We have been pushing to have all sides show their cards for months and this initial ruling now forces the Toxic Coal Train and Mendocino Railroad to come out of the shadows and defend their dangerous proposals.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Sacramento — California made craft beer cool. The industry, still mostly mom-and-pop and independently owned and operated, contributes almost $10 billion to the state’s economy from over 1,200 craft breweries that call the Golden State home. Craft brewers employ 66,000 Californians.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA – California is facing a mental health crisis. Thousands of residents struggle with mental health conditions across the state and for a variety of reasons, many don’t have access to treatment which can lead to increased risk of unemployment, homelessness, suicide, and substance abuse. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

North Coast, CA – Mary Ann Hansen, the dynamic and visionary leader of First 5 Humboldt, has been selected as the 2022 North Coast Woman of the Year, Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire announced. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire has been working with the City of Clearlake, Lake County Supervisors Sabatier and Simon and local water districts to secure state funding that will once and for all establish an intertie between a few water districts near the City of Clearlake.

Monday’s transition will be a momentous day for the North Coast!

Friday, March 11, 2022

Sacramento, CA – On Monday morning at 10:30am, the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) will be holding their final meeting.  

After nearly 30 years of controversy, massive policy setbacks, and straddling bankruptcy for years - the agency that was charged with trying to bring rail back to the North Coast will officially cease operations, per state law passed by Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire. 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Since announcing plans Monday to introduce legislation to divest state public funds from Russia and Russian-state entities following the unprovoked war against Ukraine, an overwhelming show of support has poured in resulting in nearly half of all legislators in California signing on to coauthor the bill. 

SB 1328 requires public pensions systems – including the two largest in America, STRS and PERS – to divest from Russian and Belarusian assets and companies. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire and a broad, bipartisan coalition of California State Legislators will be introducing legislation to divest state public funds from Russia and Russian-state entities following the unprovoked war against Ukraine.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire (D-North Coast) was named Majority Leader of the California State Senate by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. This makes Senator McGuire the second highest ranking member of the State Senate and he will be working with the Senate President to lead the Senate in the months and years to come.

Legislation will help protect the North Coast from dangerous environmental threat

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

North Coast, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation to stop one of the largest environmental threats the North Coast has seen in decades — a proposal from a secret, clandestine operation that wants to ship millions of tons of coal through Northern California — passed with bipartisan support in the Senate Transportation Committee today.