Press Releases

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Sacramento — Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire, Chair of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (JCFA), is gearing up for this Wednesday’s hearing in the State Capitol focused on California’s burgeoning offshore wind industry. This hearing will explore how to expedite the deployment of green energy while protecting the interests of California’s fishing fleet and ensuring coastal environmental safeguards remain in place.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Sacramento, CA – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire issued a statement in response to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision released this morning: 

“Today’s revise takes a commonsense approach and focuses on the current fiscal challenges by limiting and reducing spending, strengthening reserves and paying down pension liabilities.” 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Santa Rosa— Senator McGuire has negotiated a huge win for Santa Rosa’s own ‘Central Park’ – the Southeast Greenway project. Thirteen years in the making, the agreement will ensure the State releases 47 acres (a total of 2 contiguous miles) that was once going to be a four-lane extension of Highway 12. The Greenway will be transformed in the coming years into an urban wonderland of trails, parks and desperately needed affordable housing. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Sacramento–Tens of thousands of Californians have lost their homes and businesses to wildfires in the last eight years. After facing the traumatic and life-changing experience of losing their home, survivors have to begin the challenging task of rebuilding their homes and lives.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Sacramento—Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood released a joint statement in support of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s swift action denouncing last week’s incidence of devastating hate speech:

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Sacramento, CA – For far too long, Native American communities have been faced with deep challenges associated with long-standing impacts of historic genocide and discrimination. The numbers don’t lie:

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Sacramento — Between 2017 and 2021, 54 employees at CSU campuses were found to have committed violations of sexual misconduct and discrimination. The violations included requests for sex, unwanted touching and aggressive verbal harassment.

Those perpetrators have no place in the Golden State’s university system, which is why Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire has introduced SB 791, the California College Sexual Harassment Disclosure Act. 

This bill has now overwhelmingly passed both the Senate Education and Judiciary Committees.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Sacramento — Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire’s ground-breaking legislation to expedite offshore wind development to help meet the Golden State’s long-term electricity demand and extraordinary climate goals passed Tuesday with bipartisan support in the Senate Natural Resources Committee. 

Thursday, March 30, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) and Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire (D-North Coast) released a statement as SB 307, the College for Foster Youth Act—which will make debt-free college a reality for foster students in California—passed the Senate Education Committee yesterday.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Sacramento - Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire and the entire State Senate recognized the tireless work of Mark Ghilarducci, former Director of the Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in his retirement after more than a decade in the role. Ghilarducci was appointed to lead Cal OES by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013, and again by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019. He’s delivered time and time again for residents in the North Bay and North Coast.