Press Releases

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Last fall, the small/isolated, rural Leggett Valley Unified School District was put on notice that it would be fined thousands of dollars due to a change in the state’s school funding formula policy that would have penalized the district for having 4-day school weeks, which they had been doing without issue for over twenty years.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Legislation will head back to the Senate this week for final vote before heading to the Governor’s desk

Sacramento, CA – California’s historic legislation that would require Presidential candidates, and candidates for the Governor of California, to release their tax returns in order to be on the state’s ballot cleared another significant hurdle today with an overwhelming 57-17 vote of approval in the State Assembly.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Includes funds for early, enhanced screening for millions of Californians

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s efforts to combat opioid addiction has seen another success in this year’s state budget. McGuire was able to secure funding for California to implement an enhanced screening program when patients see their doctors, which is modeled off of successful programs for alcohol addiction. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Senate has put forward a budget that invests heavily in keeping neighbors and communities safe from wildfire in every corner of California.

Hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to enhancing our firefighting resources, preparing for emergencies and protecting our communities from the rising threats of wildfires has been included in the state budget.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is proud to announce that 10,000 Degrees – an organization that has changed the lives of thousands of students from low income backgrounds by helping them get to and through college – has been chosen as the North Coast Nonprofit of the year. 

Legislation by Senators Wiener and McGuire will now require presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sacramento, CA – In a historic move, Senators Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener, authors of California’s Presidential Tax Transparency bill, have introduced amendments that would extend the transparency rules to the office of the Governor of California. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision released this morning: 

Governor Newsom’s forward-looking budget revisions reflect the need to build up our rainy day fund and pay down billions in debt in good financial times while investing in programs that will help the Golden State continue to grow. An additional $1.2 billion will be invested in our rainy day fund, bringing us to a record $16.5 billion. We’ll need every penny when the economy slows.

Budget subcommittees approve $3 million for NCRA audit/Trail master planning

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sacramento, CA – It has been a week of great news for The Great Redwood Trail which will stretch through California’s rugged North Coast.  

Both the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Resources and Transportation approved the Governor’s request for $3 million dollars to carry out the next steps outlined in Senator McGuire’s landmark legislation SB 1029. And separately the North Coast Railroad Authority’s (NCRA) Board of Directors approved a legal settlement, bringing an end to a near decade old bitter fight over their EIR. 

Legislation by Senators Wiener and McGuire would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Transparency is a nonpartisan issue. And it’s transparency that provides the basis for accountability in Government. For the past forty years, every US President – Republicans and Democrats alike – have released their tax returns. That is, until President Trump took office.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The State of California is making a massive investment in Highway 101 and the Last Chance Grade. Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood and Congressman Jared Huffman, in partnership with Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission (CTC), announced that $40 million in funding to complete the environmental review of the Last Chance Grade Project was approved by a vote of the CTC today.  The funding will allow Caltrans to evaluate each of the potential routes and ultimately decide on a preferred route alternative.