Press Releases

Sister Cities exchanged ideas on emergency response and disaster preparedness

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sacramento, CA – On Monday, the Sister City Delegation of Crescent City/Del Norte County and Rikuzentakata, Japan joined Assemblymember Jim Wood and Senator Mike McGuire in the State Capitol for meetings with California Emergency Managers focused on tsunami preparedness.

Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (the event that hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant), a small boat belonging to Takata High School in Japan, was swept out to sea and arrived on the shores of Crescent City in beautiful Del Norte County two years later.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announcement of its intention to file for bankruptcy:

“The number one priority must be to protect ratepayers and fire survivors. We must ensure PG&E doesn’t miss a beat with their electric and gas contracts and we must have survivors at the top of mind to make sure they are taken care of every step of the way.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

“As promised, Governor Newsom is aiming high with bold approaches and new initiatives launching California forward by investing in our shared priorities.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s new executive actions to prioritize and accelerate the state’s response to wildfires.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, announced plans today to work together and implement the recent United States Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This decision authorizes states to begin collecting sales and use tax from online and out-of-state retailers without a physical presence in California.

Students gathering thousands of pounds of food for Wednesday’s community food drive

Monday, December 10, 2018

Eureka, CA — As Senator McGuire’s third annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive hits the home stretch, six local high schools in Humboldt County are making the final push to bring in thousands of pounds of donated non-perishable food to feed Humboldt County residents in need. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sacramento, CA – With President Trump often showing stronger allegiance to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Russia's Vladimir Putin compared to America’s own best interests, California State Senators have reintroduced legislation that would require all presidential candidates to release their tax returns prior to being placed on the California ballot. Tax returns, which are signed under penalty of perjury, would reveal the kinds of financial entanglements that lead to such serious conflicts of interest.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sacramento, CA – California State Senator Mike McGuire took the oath of office again on Monday, kicking off his second term as the North Coast’s Senator as family members, friends and supporters looked on.

After holding two statewide housing hearings this fall and extensive meetings with stakeholders across California, legislators plan to overhaul state approach to housing crisis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senators Jim Beall and Mike McGuire have been working for months to develop comprehensive policy and funding legislation focused on housing that is affordable for seniors, nurses, teachers, veterans and low and middle income Californians.

The legislation, which will take an aggressive and in-depth approach to the state’s affordable housing crisis, will be introduced in the coming weeks as a series of bills.

Wednesday's 1pm hearing will be focused on reducing the risk of whale entanglements and the latest information on the current Dungeness crab season

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

San Francisco, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (JCFA), and Assemblymember Mark Stone, Vice Chairman, are hosting a comprehensive hearing TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 28 at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco.