Press Releases

Join Santa for pasta, treats and a party Dec. 12 to help kick off “Christmas in Middletown” season

Friday, December 4, 2015

Middletown, CA – Immediately after the devastating Lake County fires began, Redwood Credit Union, The Press Democrat and Senator Mike McGuire partnered to encourage donations to RCU’s Lake County Fire Victims Relief Fund. The Fund, focused on helping those who have been impacted by the unprecedented fire disasters, has raised an incredible $2.2 million from over 12,000 donors.

North Coast legislators will chair the December 3 hearing focused on the California Dungeness Crab Fishery and the impacts of a delayed start of season

Monday, November 16, 2015

Santa Rosa, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Assemblymember Jim Wood, Committee Vice-Chair, are hosting a hearing focused on the delayed opening of the Dungeness Crab season. The legislators will be focused on public health issues, ocean conditions and the coastal fishing economy. A panel of experts will discuss the current status, ocean conditions, what to expect in the weeks ahead and impacts of the season delay.

Here is the hearing information:

Comprehensive bill package ushers in much-needed medical marijuana regulation

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA – With a historic and significant stroke of a pen, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the most comprehensive medical marijuana regulation legislation ever seen in the state of California.

North Coast Senator Mike McGuire worked to find common ground and build a strong coalition of support behind SB 643 – The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, signed into law today.

Today’s vote urges all cities across the state to take action in support of SB 593 for the 2016 legislative session

Friday, October 2, 2015

San Jose, CA – Momentum for a bill that creates a simple solution to a growing challenge – communities being overwhelmed by issues related to online vacation rentals – is already building for 2016 within just weeks of the 2015 legislative session ending. Today, at its annual conference, the League of California Cities – the leading advocate for cities all throughout the Golden State – formally added their endorsement for SB 593 to its 2016 legislative platform.  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of California triggering the release of federal funds to help victims of the Valley Fire in Lake County.

Senator Mike McGuire, who represents all of Lake County in the California State Senate, released the following statement:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Bill Dodd issued a strong response to the draft Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) closure plan released late last week. Both McGuire and Dodd represent the SDC in the California legislature and have spent months working with state and local officials, families and residents to ensure a safe and seamless transition for the nearly 400 people who remain there today and who are some of the most medically fragile in the developmental services system.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), the author of SB 643 – The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act – announced that an agreement has been reached on historic medical marijuana legislation between Governor Brown’s office, the State Senate and State Assembly.

“After two decades of no regulation, I am pleased to report an agreement has been reached on one of the most comprehensive medical marijuana bills in the nation,” Senator McGuire said.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), the author of SB 643 – The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act – announced that an agreement has been reached on historic medical marijuana legislation between Governor Brown’s office, the State Senate and State Assembly.

“After two decades of no regulation, I am pleased to report an agreement has been reached on one of the most comprehensive medical marijuana bills in the nation,” Senator McGuire said.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s first bill was signed by the Governor on Tuesday and it is just one example of the positive change Senator McGuire promised he would help achieve for Humboldt County.

Senator McGuire has been focused on issues important to the North Coast and one of those issues he championed was on behalf of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District.

AB 157 unanimously passes on Senate floor

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire led the charge on the Senate floor today to help speed up relief related to one of the worst commutes in the Bay Area. The bottleneck occurs on Highway 101 and Interstate 580 East, leading up to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

“This is one of the worst bottlenecks in the Bay Area and we need to expedite this common sense solution. We owe it to Marin commuters to have three lanes all the way on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge,” Senator McGuire said.