Press Releases

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. 

Governor’s 2021 budget proposal includes $1 billion overall in wildfire and forest resilience funding

Friday, January 8, 2021

Sacramento, CA – The Golden State has witnessed record devastation wrought by the worst wildfire seasons in history over the past decade.

The Legislature and the Governor have funded hundreds of millions of dollars in new wildfire prevention and preparedness for CalFire, counties, fire districts and natural resources agencies across the state.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Sacramento, CA – In this first week of the new legislative session, Senator Mike McGuire, whose North Coast district has been ravaged by wildfires, is introducing landmark legislation to confront California’s increasing wildfire risk by establishing sweeping new safety standards for developments in high risk wildfire areas.

Innovative collaboration between county mental health departments and school districts will improve the lives of countless students

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Millions of dollars in critical mental health funding will flow into both Humboldt and Mendocino counties from a state Mental Health Services Act grant fund established last year by the legislature. 
 
$5 million was recently approved by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for both Mendocino and Humboldt counties ($2.5 million each) to build on their partnerships with schools to address mental illness among children and teens. 
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is a lead author of AB 323, a bill that would help save newspapers across the Golden State and allow print media outlets to continue using independent contractors as carriers for another two years, until Jan. 1, 2023 (the current provision sunsets Jan. 1, 2021). This week, the bill passed 5-0 out of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee. Senator McGuire released the following statement about the bill:

Monday, August 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Freedom of the press is one of the foundations upon which America was born. In 2020, that freedom has been under attack more than ever before. 

According to the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, there have been approximately 600 incidents in the United States of reported aggressions against the press in the last several months. These aggressions include detainments, arrests and attacks against members of the press attempting to do their jobs at First Amendment protests, marches and events.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Freedom of the press is one of the foundations upon which America was born. That said, those freedoms are under attack here in 2020.

Intentional attacks or detainments of reporters and members of the press in the United States in 2020 have increased significantly, particularly during the nationwide anti-racism protests, according to the US Press Freedom Tracker, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sacramento, CA – After thousands of Californians lost their homes in the devastating wildfires of 2017 and 2018, many began the challenging task of rebuilding their lives and homes. With so much loss, some homeowners turned to contractors offering great deals, but they had no experience building homes.