Press Releases

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sacramento, CA – With the size and scope of wildland fires in California intensifying, and electric utility companies planning to increase the use of power shutoffs to mitigate fire risks when severe weather is predicted, communication and advanced warning is more important than ever.

Seven schools will receive updated fire alarm systems over the next three years

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Seven schools in Del Norte County with aging fire alarms are getting brand new, upgraded fire alarm systems, paid in part by the State of California.

Last year, Senator Mike McGuire met with a team from Del Norte County Schools, led by Superintendent Jeff Harris, and officials from the State Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) to kick off conversations about the need for state funding focused on critical upgrades needed at Del Norte County Schools. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Last fall, the small/isolated, rural Leggett Valley Unified School District was put on notice that it would be fined thousands of dollars due to a change in the state’s school funding formula policy that would have penalized the district for having 4-day school weeks, which they had been doing without issue for over twenty years.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Legislation will head back to the Senate this week for final vote before heading to the Governor’s desk

Sacramento, CA – California’s historic legislation that would require Presidential candidates, and candidates for the Governor of California, to release their tax returns in order to be on the state’s ballot cleared another significant hurdle today with an overwhelming 57-17 vote of approval in the State Assembly.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Includes funds for early, enhanced screening for millions of Californians

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s efforts to combat opioid addiction has seen another success in this year’s state budget. McGuire was able to secure funding for California to implement an enhanced screening program when patients see their doctors, which is modeled off of successful programs for alcohol addiction. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Senate has put forward a budget that invests heavily in keeping neighbors and communities safe from wildfire in every corner of California.

Hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to enhancing our firefighting resources, preparing for emergencies and protecting our communities from the rising threats of wildfires has been included in the state budget.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is proud to announce that 10,000 Degrees – an organization that has changed the lives of thousands of students from low income backgrounds by helping them get to and through college – has been chosen as the North Coast Nonprofit of the year. 

Legislation by Senators Wiener and McGuire will now require presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sacramento, CA – In a historic move, Senators Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener, authors of California’s Presidential Tax Transparency bill, have introduced amendments that would extend the transparency rules to the office of the Governor of California. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision released this morning: 

Governor Newsom’s forward-looking budget revisions reflect the need to build up our rainy day fund and pay down billions in debt in good financial times while investing in programs that will help the Golden State continue to grow. An additional $1.2 billion will be invested in our rainy day fund, bringing us to a record $16.5 billion. We’ll need every penny when the economy slows.

Budget subcommittees approve $3 million for NCRA audit/Trail master planning

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sacramento, CA – It has been a week of great news for The Great Redwood Trail which will stretch through California’s rugged North Coast.  

Both the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Resources and Transportation approved the Governor’s request for $3 million dollars to carry out the next steps outlined in Senator McGuire’s landmark legislation SB 1029. And separately the North Coast Railroad Authority’s (NCRA) Board of Directors approved a legal settlement, bringing an end to a near decade old bitter fight over their EIR.