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.

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Community meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 20

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire will co-host a Town Hall meeting next week to provide a community forum and overview of the issues and future of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire took the first steps to forever honor the legacy and contributions of the man who was responsible for the creation of Annadel State Park and whose ongoing philanthropy helped keep the park open during the darkest days of the recession.

SJR 3 urges Congress to permanently safeguard the river from strip mining

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA – A Senate Joint Resolution authored by Senator Mike McGuire protecting the Smith River watershed from strip-mining was made official last week after approval on both the Assembly and Senate floors.

North Coast Senator Mike McGuire advocated for Smith River protection by urging his fellow legislators to help him ensure the state’s premiere wild and scenic river would be protected from the devastating effects of a proposed strip-mining operation along the North Fork of the Smith River in southern Oregon, just over the California border.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sacramento, CA –  Earlier this year, Senator Mike McGuire introduced The Rural Safety and Clean Air Act (SB 523), which would invest $5 million per year  to replace aging school buses in rural school districts. Working collaboratively with the California Air Resources Board, the $5 million was approved today and will be allocated to rural school districts to replace old and polluting school buses through a grant process starting in mid-2016.

SB 643 provides necessary framework for un-regulated medical marijuana industry

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s bill to bring much-needed, and desired, regulation to the medical marijuana industry was again approved by another committee this week as it makes its way through the legislative process. SB 643 – The Medical Marijuana Public Safety and Environmental Protection Act – received overwhelming support in the Assembly Business & Professions Committee Tuesday morning gaining even more momentum as the bill has already cleared three Senate committees, as well as passing on the Senate floor in June.

SB 788 heads for final vote on the Assembly floor

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Clearing another major hurdle Monday, Senator Mike McGuire’s historic legislation to forever protect California’s coast from new offshore oil development continues to gain momentum and support as it heads to the full Assembly for final approval.

SB 788 – The California Coastal Protection Act – received bi-partisan support passing with a 7-2 vote in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Monday afternoon.

Committee hearing will be livestreamed online

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-North Coast), chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will open Wednesday’s “Fish, Flows and Marijuana Grows” hearing to examine the impacts of the historic drought and marijuana grows on the state’s fisheries and natural resources.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. this Wednesday, July 1 in Room 2040 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. It will also be livestreamed on the Senate’s website, which can be found at under “Today’s Events.”