Press Releases

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, Senator Mike McGuire led the effort to pass legislation to continue to fight the devastating impacts of tobacco use on public health. The legislation, ABX2 10 is part of a historic package of bills approved today in the Senate to fight tobacco use and increase the overall health of California.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation with Assemblymember Bill Dodd that provides state assistance to help Lake County cover the costs incurred by three major fires was approved in its first committee today. It is estimated that $1.3 billion in damage resulted from the third worst fire in state history, the Valley Fire, and the poorest county in the state is on the hook to cover a portion of those costs – unless SB 937 is signed into law. The County’s anticipated share of the cost would be $2-$3 million.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sacramento – Today, Senator Mike McGuire voted to support the renewal of the Managed Healthcare Organization (MCO) tax – an overhaul of the healthcare plan tax structure that funds Medi-Cal and will bring a much-needed influx of funding to developmental disability services.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, continued to put the pressure on the Department of Developmental Services to ensure the Administration's plans for closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center will include agreements for residents regarding resources they need to thrive in the years to come, including housing, specialized medical services and programming.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee will convene an important hearing next week with Senator Holly Mitchell, Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee Chairwoman, on the significant budget crisis impacting California’s developmentally disabled community and the impact on residents and families, along with the impending closure of California’s Developmental Centers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire introduced The Marijuana Value Tax Act, a bill that would place a 15 percent tax at the point of sale on medical marijuana.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sacramento, CA – North Coast State Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, has been focused on the unprecedented delay of the crab season for months. Leading a bi-partisan delegation of state legislators, McGuire requested Governor Brown advance a disaster declaration due to the devastating closure of the multi-million dollar crab harvest. That request from the Governor for federal declarations of a fishery disaster and a commercial fishery failure happened moments ago.

Fisheries experts from throughout California to testify at annual forum

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 43rd annual Fisheries Forum this Thursday, focusing on the need for a crab season disaster declaration and will call on several industry experts and state agency leaders to discuss the short and long term impacts to fishing families, the California coastal economy and the future of fisheries and aquaculture.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sacramento, CA – One out of every four California kids go to bed hungry each night and, tragically, California has the highest rate of children in poverty in America.

But thanks to the efforts of a coalition led by Senator Mike McGuire and Senator Holly Mitchell, that is now starting to change.

Letter urges Governor Brown to advance disaster declaration for California crab fishery and allied sectors

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bi-partisan coalition of state legislators requested that Governor Jerry Brown declare a fishery disaster due to the devastating impacts of the delayed California crab season.