Press Releases

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sacramento, CA – As extreme wildfire conditions have taken hold across the State of California over the past several years, CalFire has become more reliant on seasonal firefighters to protect communities and save lives than ever before. Over 1,600 men and women have signed up to be seasonal firefighters this season alone. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

North Coast, CA – In the past, when residents of Round Valley had an emergency, it was hit or miss if they could get ahold of emergency dispatchers because cell service in this region of Mendocino County was so inconsistent. This reality has put lives in danger and caused public safety nightmares.

Friday, September 24, 2021

McGuire’s historic legislation transferring ownership and management of the sacred Blues Beach property back to Mendocino County Tribes signed by Governor Newsom

Caltrans to return sacred Blues Beach Property in Mendocino County to Three Local Tribes with deep Cultural and Ancestral Ties to the Land

Legislation will help protect the North Coast from dangerous environmental threat

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

North Coast, CA – Senator Mike McGuire introduced legislation today to stop one of the largest environmental threats the North Coast has seen in decades — a proposal from a secret, clandestine operation, hiding behind an anonymous LLC out of Wyoming, that wants to ship millions of tons of coal through the Northern California counties of Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Trinity, and Humboldt. 

During worst wildfire season, California will send additional fire fuel crews to counties that contract with CalFire

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Marin County, CA – As California’s fire season lengthens and the frequency of catastrophic wildland fires increases, Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Marc Levine have continued to fight day and night to secure additional funding to boost resources to protect our communities. 

One of the largest environmental threats in decades is about to hit the North Coast

Friday, September 3, 2021

North Coast, CA – The North Coast is facing one of the largest environmental threats in decades. A secret, clandestine operation – hiding behind an anonymous LLC out of Wyoming – wants to ship millions and millions of tons of coal from Montana, Utah and Wyoming through the Northern California counties of Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Trinity, and Humboldt. The shadowy rail operation would utilize a portion of the now defunct North Coast rail route, which runs approximately 320 miles between Marin and Humboldt counties.

Homeward Bound project will help end veteran homelessness in Marin County

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Marin County’s Senator Mike McGuire successfully secured an additional $4 million in this year’s state budget to fill the vast majority of the funding gap needed to kick off the groundbreaking of the transformational veteran homeless housing community in Novato.

Humboldt County is one of the fresh cut flower capitals of America

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire moved to recognize the month of June as California Grown Flower Month during a presentation to the State Senate earlier in the week.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Sacramento – Senators Mike McGuire and Anthony J. Portantino released the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 98:

“As the author and co-author of SB 98, we are committed to making the bill a strong measure that protects press freedom. Press access to first amendment events is critical to the future of our democracy. 

To that end, we have agreed to fix the problem and amend the bill back to its original form. We’ll complete this action in the bill’s first Assembly committee.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senators Mike McGuire and Susan Rubio, co-chairs of the Senate's Wildfire Working Group, along with Senators Nancy Skinner, Henry Stern, Ben Allen, Monique Limon, and Bill Dodd unveiled a comprehensive wildfire preparedness and prevention bill package and a landmark corresponding budget package today — all part the Senate’s Blueprint for a Fire Safe California. 

The Senate's Blueprint for a Fire Safe California is attached.