Press Releases

Homeward Bound project will help end veteran homelessness in Marin County

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Marin County’s Senator Mike McGuire successfully secured an additional $4 million in this year’s state budget to fill the vast majority of the funding gap needed to kick off the groundbreaking of the transformational veteran homeless housing community in Novato.

Humboldt County is one of the fresh cut flower capitals of America

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire moved to recognize the month of June as California Grown Flower Month during a presentation to the State Senate earlier in the week.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Sacramento – Senators Mike McGuire and Anthony J. Portantino released the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 98:

“As the author and co-author of SB 98, we are committed to making the bill a strong measure that protects press freedom. Press access to first amendment events is critical to the future of our democracy. 

To that end, we have agreed to fix the problem and amend the bill back to its original form. We’ll complete this action in the bill’s first Assembly committee.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senators Mike McGuire and Susan Rubio, co-chairs of the Senate's Wildfire Working Group, along with Senators Nancy Skinner, Henry Stern, Ben Allen, Monique Limon, and Bill Dodd unveiled a comprehensive wildfire preparedness and prevention bill package and a landmark corresponding budget package today — all part the Senate’s Blueprint for a Fire Safe California. 

The Senate's Blueprint for a Fire Safe California is attached.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and a coalition of bipartisan legislators from across Northern California representing areas devastated by recent wildfires caused by PG&E have sent a formal request to Attorney General Rob Bonta to hold the Fire Victim Trust accountable, expedite payments to fire survivors and avoid excessive administrative costs.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Quirk-Silva released the following statement regarding Governor Newsom’s announcement that the state will invest $95 million to fund SB 285, pending final budget approval, which will get California’s tourism economy back up and running – an initiative that Senator McGuire has championed for the past year and a half.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

North Coast, CA – A huge important milestone was achieved today as the final alternatives for the Last Chance Grade Project were narrowed down to two final routes. And, as promised by state and federal officials who have been pushing to reduce the timeline on the environmental and engineering studies, this critical step will shave an entire year off the project schedule. 

And: This move will save taxpayers $10 million in studies and greatly reduce the risk of delays and cost increases moving forward.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sacramento, CA – In the face of another statewide drought, today the legislature is announcing an historic investment of over half a billion dollars for wildfire prevention, response and resiliency. 

This is the largest early budget action in California history and is a critical step to ensuring the safety of our communities as we enter what could be another devastating wildfire season. An additional round of funding is expected in June, or early July.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement on California’s massive $9.6 billion economic stimulus deal that was announced today by the State Legislature and Governor Newsom.

$45 million one-time funding will get hundreds of thousands of Californians back to work and hospitality businesses opened safely

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sacramento, CA – California’s travel and hospitality industry is one of the largest economic drivers for the state. Before COVID-19, more than 1.2 million California workers earned their livelihoods in hospitality, and visitors spent $145 billion annually at California businesses, generating $12.3 billion in state and local tax revenues.