Press Releases

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sacramento, CA – The California State Senate continues to lead when it comes to protecting our residents from the alarming policies and promises of President Trump’s administration that would be dangerous, unjust and fly in the face of the values we hold closest. Today, the Senate passed the California Values Act, which would curtail the use of local and state resources to fuel deportations.

Senator McGuire released the following statement after today’s vote:

California Moving Forward with Bill to Require Trump, Other Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sacramento, CA – A new report from ProPublica has revealed that President Donald Trump quietly changed his “blind trust” arrangement to allow him to pull money from the trust at any time. This revelation highlights the need for tax return transparency.

California State Senator Mike McGuire and Senator Scott Wiener have authored legislation to require candidates for President to disclose five years of tax returns before being allowed on the California ballot. This bill cleared its first hurdle when it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Strong support from Constitutional Attorneys Paves Way for California to Pass Legislation

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sacramento, CA – With a strong showing of support in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener’s Presidential Tax Transparency & Accountability Act that would share basic tax information with the American public and require that all presidential candidates release the last 5 years of their tax returns in order to appear on the California ballot, was approved today.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) have been appointed co-chairs on the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry. The committee is made up of a bipartisan group of Senators from around the state who are charged with overseeing the diverse issues affecting California’s wine industry.

March 29 hearing will be focused on California’s multibillion dollar fishery and aquaculture industry

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 44th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum Wednesday, March 29 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

John Laird, California’s Natural Resources Secretary, Charlton Bonham, Director of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Eric Sklar, President of the state Fish and Game Commission headline this year’s list of speakers and presenters.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – On December 2, 36 people perished in a warehouse fire at an unpermitted live-work space known as the “Ghost Ship” in Oakland. This Wednesday, Senator Mike McGuire will chair an oversight hearing of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, which will discuss this horrific and tragic event. The hearing will be focused on how to prevent another tragic incident from happening again in any of the hundreds to thousands of similar live-work structures that exist throughout the Golden State.

Senator Mike McGuire and colleagues urge Congress to ensure Americans don’t lose health care coverage

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – In response to the dangerous effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans, the California State Senate today passed Senate Resolution 26, calling on Congress to reject the ACA repeal unless it’s replaced with a plan that ensures that not one American will lose coverage and that coverage will be more affordable and of higher quality for all Americans.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire who has been a champion for passing a comprehensive fix to California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, chaired the Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing today that gave final Senate committee approval for a $6 billion transportation funding plan that is now heading to the Senate floor for a full vote.

State and local leaders to discuss ‘Keeping California Healthy’ at Saturday morning event

Friday, February 24, 2017

Santa Rosa, CA – In response to the dangerous proposals set forth by the President to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Senator Mike McGuire, along with the Sonoma County state legislative delegation, are hosting a Town Hall focused on the Affordable Care Act, which has brought healthcare coverage to 35,000 Sonoma County residents and over 3.2 million across California.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire today is helping to lead the way on a new Senate Environmental Protection Legislative Package introduced to shield California from potential harmful changes in federal law.

California is home to 45 million acres of federal Wildlands which feature millions of acres of forest, scenic rivers and watersheds, which is the drinking source for millions of residents, open spaces and the rugged California coast.