Press Releases

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sacramento, CA – With the Sonoma Developmental Center slated for closure by 2018, nearly 350 of the most medically fragile patients in the state system will transition into the community and require specialized healthcare services. Senator McGuire and Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin have been committed to ensuring that the health and well-being of SDC residents will be the top priority during and after the transition and closure of the facility.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Eureka, CA – The skies opened up and so did the hearts of the Humboldt community on Wednesday when high school students, city councilmembers, business and non-profit leaders, Boy Scouts, and children showed up in the pouring rain to donate OVER one and half TONS of food during Senator McGuire’s first annual  “Drop-off and Donate” food drive event.

Join Santa for a free pasta lunch, gifts for kids who lost their homes to the Clayton Fire and a holiday party for the Lower Lake community on Sunday, Dec 4 at the Brick Hall

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lower Lake, CA – Immediately after the Clayton Fire suddenly changed course and swept through Lower Lake devastating the area, (less than a year after the third worst wildfire in our state’s history had caused devastation in South Lake County) the partners that collaborated to raise over $2.5 million for Valley Fire survivors, moved into action again to raise much-needed funds for Clayton Fire survivors.

Company had threatened to end health care contracts at two skilled nursing facilities, forcing patients to negotiate their care individually

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Last week, Rockport Healthcare Services announced they were going to keep two of three skilled nursing facilities open – despite three months of dangerous rhetoric that they were going to close Eureka and Seaview Rehabilitation and Wellness Centers.

At the same time, Rockport also announced they were going to cancel Medi-Cal contracts with the two facilities that will remain open forcing individual patients to negotiate health care terms on an individual basis.

Issue updates will cover briefings from state and local officials along with Senator Mike McGuire

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sacramento, CA – With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and as families finalize their plans, we hope folks will mark their calendars and join Senator McGuire for his annual Del Norte County Town Hall the following week.

The annual event will be hosted in Crescent City on the evening of Wednesday, November 30. The interactive Town Hall will be an opportunity to discuss and receive updates on the top issues facing Del Norte County and all Northern California residents.

State and local leaders coming together for first of its kind event Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Years of research, experience and just plain common sense have shown that childhood experiences, both positive and negative, can have a tremendous impact on lifelong health and opportunity – and on the potential to commit or be victimized by violence.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified these early experiences, often referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs, as a public health issue.

Senate oversight hearing Nov. 1 at LA City Hall to look into IHSS time card delays

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sacramento, CA – The State of California’s payment processing system - responsible for paying hundreds of thousands of caregivers each month  –  has experienced significant failures and delays of payment to some of the hardest working, lowest paid employees each month for several years.

Approximately 14,000 In-Home Support Service workers time sheets are rejected by the State of California’s payment system every month resulting in devastating delays of the providers’ monthly paycheck.

Air Resources Board takes final vote approving pilot project funding

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sacramento, CA – The final vote has been cast by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that will open up $10 million in funding for rural and small school districts to replace their aging and dilapidated school buses.

State, federal, local leaders, advocates, agencies coming together in Ukiah on October 27 for public event

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire has been active and engaged working to secure resources, funding and support for programs and initiatives that address homelessness in our communities. Following a series of meetings, round-table discussions and workshops held throughout the North Bay and North Coast this year on the issues surrounding homelessness and mental health, Senator McGuire will host the first ever Northern California Homeless Services Town Hall, inviting anyone who is interested in tackling homelessness to attend.

Bill signing caps tremendous progress made this year to identify problems, find solutions to the over-prescription of psychotropic medication among California’s foster children

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Over the past two years, Senator Mike McGuire has chaired four oversight hearings, requested and received a scathing state audit, held countless meetings with foster youth, advocates and families, and today has passed legislation that will become the strongest law in America focused on protecting foster youth from medical professionals who are overprescribing psychotropic medication.