Press Releases

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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation that cuts through red tape and expedites Quagga Mussel inspection programs at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma has been signed by the Governor.

This new law will provide public agencies, like Sonoma Water, the authority to obtain funding from the State of California to implement inspection programs for invasive mussel species at local lakes controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Voters will now be able to fix mismatching signatures to ensure their ballots are counted

Monday, September 17, 2018

 

Sacramento, CA – The November 2018 midterm election is going to be one of the most important elections in a generation. With just 50 days to go, Governor Brown has signed a landmark bill into law that will preserve the votes of thousands of Californians at the ballot box. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sacramento, CA – One of the most important Governmental transparency bills of 2018 was just signed into law by Governor Brown.

Senator McGuire’s SB 929 – the Special Districts Transparency Act –  requires every independent special district in California to create and consistently maintain a website with specific and detailed information including meeting agendas, clear information on the district’s budget and expenditures, compensation reports, information on how to contact representatives of the district and more.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA –  Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement after the announcement of state grant funding through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that includes watershed restoration, protection and fire recovery projects in Mendocino and Sonoma counties:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation that cuts through red tape and expedites Quagga Mussel inspection programs at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma is now headed to the Governor’s desk after receiving bi-partisan support in the Legislature.

The bill would provide public agencies, like Sonoma Water, the authority to obtain funding from the State of California to implement inspection programs for invasive mussel species at local lakes controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Bill is historic first step in creating the Great Redwood Trail master plan, addresses NCRA debt & liability concerns

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s landmark legislation that seeks to turn the crumbling 300 mile North Coast railroad line into the Great Redwood Trail passed the State Assembly today on a vote of 62 to 3. The bill will be voted on by the State Senate tomorrow and will then head to Governor Brown for his signature. The Trail, which would extend from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay, runs through some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth.