Press Releases

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Just days before the second anniversary of the 2017 North Bay Firestorm, Governor Newsom signed a package of wildfire mitigation, preparedness and response bills to build resilience, recover from wildfires, and protect Californians from catastrophic wildfires and natural disasters. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to today’s initial ruling on California’s Presidential Tax Transparency & Accountability Act: 

Humboldt State University’s Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program set to Launch in Fall of 2020

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Humboldt County — Humboldt State University’s RN-to-BSN Nursing program received another boost today — a $300,000 grant from the Orvamae Emmerson Endowment Fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation.  

Senator Mike McGuire, Humboldt State University (HSU) President Tom Jackson and College of the Redwoods (CR) President Keith Flamer and other officials were on hand as the grant was announced today at an event at the Humboldt Area Foundation in Bayside. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Each year, hundreds of thousands of animals enter shelters across California. Experts agree – spay and neuter programs are among the most effective methods for reducing animal homelessness and controlling the pet population.

Interactive Town Hall meeting on Sept. 26 in Novato will include state, regional and local transportation experts

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Highway 37 is one of the most critical commute corridors in the Bay Area. Flooding of the corridor has become an all too common occurrence and wreaks havoc throughout the region when the highway goes under water. Senator McGuire and Supervisor Arnold have been working collaboratively with transportation officials to advance both short-term and long-term fixes to Highway 37.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to today’s court ruling blocking California’s Presidential Tax Transparency & Accountability Act: 

“Today’s initial ruling is perplexing, premature and not necessary. We’re way out in front of any deadline required under the law and the irreparable harm argument is simply not apparent,” Senator Mike McGuire said. “I think the judge got this one wrong and a decision as important as this should not have been rushed or the law prematurely shut down.

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.