Press Releases

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. 

Community meeting will be held this Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30pm

Friday, July 3, 2020

Sacramento, CA – As summer heats up and July 4th weekend is here, our communities are reminded that wildfire season is upon us. Next week, Senator Mike McGuire will hold a Telephone Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness for Mendocino and Lake counties.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Last year, residents across Northern California endured multiple, sustained power shutoffs that put residents health and safety at risk, disrupted local economies and lacked oversight and planning. At one point, some Californians lost power for a total of 14 days in a one-month period.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Over $25 million was approved today by the State of California that will provide a huge boost in the development of the transformational Roseland Village project.