Press Release

Senator McGuire’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s Budget

Sacramento, CA—Senate President Designee Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s budget released this morning:

“We’ve all known this was going to be a challenging budget year. Governor Newsom has shown a cautious approach and rightfully protected some of the most critical programs and services that benefit everyday Californians along with our most vulnerable families and seniors. We’re investing in our kids and public schools, expanding green energy resources to meet our long-term energy needs, advancing desperately needed homelessness funding, and providing resources to combat retail theft and build more workforce affordable housing.

The incredibly dedicated team of Senators on the Budget Committee will be working overtime in the coming months to advance our own budget plan and will deliver a balanced budget that protects the Golden State’s values and priorities.”

McGuire will be sworn in as the Senate President Pro Tem on February 5th. 

“I’m grateful for this opportunity of a lifetime to lead the State Senate and continue the successful path blazed by Pro Tem Toni Atkins. We have been working closely together over the past several months to deliver a seamless transition, and that includes our work together on this year’s budget. There’s much more work to come.”