Press Releases

Voters will now be able to fix mismatching signatures to ensure their ballots are counted

Monday, September 17, 2018

 

Sacramento, CA – The November 2018 midterm election is going to be one of the most important elections in a generation. With just 50 days to go, Governor Brown has signed a landmark bill into law that will preserve the votes of thousands of Californians at the ballot box. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sacramento, CA – One of the most important Governmental transparency bills of 2018 was just signed into law by Governor Brown.

Senator McGuire’s SB 929 – the Special Districts Transparency Act –  requires every independent special district in California to create and consistently maintain a website with specific and detailed information including meeting agendas, clear information on the district’s budget and expenditures, compensation reports, information on how to contact representatives of the district and more.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA –  Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement after the announcement of state grant funding through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that includes watershed restoration, protection and fire recovery projects in Mendocino and Sonoma counties:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation that cuts through red tape and expedites Quagga Mussel inspection programs at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma is now headed to the Governor’s desk after receiving bi-partisan support in the Legislature.

The bill would provide public agencies, like Sonoma Water, the authority to obtain funding from the State of California to implement inspection programs for invasive mussel species at local lakes controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Bill is historic first step in creating the Great Redwood Trail master plan, addresses NCRA debt & liability concerns

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s landmark legislation that seeks to turn the crumbling 300 mile North Coast railroad line into the Great Redwood Trail passed the State Assembly today on a vote of 62 to 3. The bill will be voted on by the State Senate tomorrow and will then head to Governor Brown for his signature. The Trail, which would extend from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay, runs through some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth.

SB 759 will allow voters to fix mismatching signatures to ensure their ballots are counted

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sacramento, CA – A strong democracy depends on a voter’s belief that their vote counts.

However, in California, according to the Secretary of State’s Office, over 25,000 residents had their ballots thrown away and not counted in the November 2016 General Election cycle.

These 25,000 mail ballots were thrown out because of a mismatching signature — the voter’s signature on their ballot did not match what was in their file.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s landmark legislation setting statewide emergency alert protocols and regulation is advancing in the legislature with widespread and overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill passed the Assembly on Monday, will be heard for a final time by the Senate this week and, if passed, will head to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – In what are now substantiated reports that Verizon Wireless throttled data plans of firefighters while they were battling the Mendocino Complex Fires, California Legislators from across California are calling out the carrier and demanding formal action be taken.

Legislators sent a letter to the CEO of Verizon this afternoon calling for answers and assurances that the safety of first responders, and communities that are threatened by these massive blazes, will not be put in jeopardy so the company can pad their bank accounts.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lake County, CA –  Lake County residents have endured four years of some of the worst fires in our state’s history. Wildfire has ravaged significant portions of the county and since 2015, 1,785 Lake County residents have lost their homes to wildfires. Unfortunately, with the Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest wildland fire in our state’s history – that number has grown. 

These fires have been incredibly difficult on everyone, but the kids of Lake County have suffered tremendously.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Lake County, CA –  Lake County residents have endured four years of some of the worst fires in our state’s history. Wildfire has ravaged significant portions of the county and since 2015, 1,785 Lake County residents have lost their homes to wildfires. Unfortunately, with the Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest wildland fire in our state’s history – that number is still growing. 


These fires have been incredibly difficult on everyone, but the kids of Lake County have suffered tremendously.