Press Releases

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The State of California has approved California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funding for Kincade Fire damages, which will result in the state covering 75 percent of many of the response and recovery costs incurred by local governments.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sacramento, CA – As residents in portions of 22 counties across Northern California prepare for their fifth widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff in the past 45 days, Senator McGuire and the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee held a special hearing to look at what actions can be taken to protect Californians. Senator McGuire released the following statement:


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sacramento, CA – As the Kincade Fire burns in Sonoma County forcing the largest evacuation ever in the county during one of the biggest Public Safety Power Shutoffs in California history, the cell towers residents have come to rely on have gone dark. This has left hundreds of thousands of Californians in harm’s way without their cell phone during a disaster.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, whose district has been ravaged by massive fires and heavily impacted by power shutoffs, released the following statement regarding today’s emergency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting to hear responses from Pacific Gas & Electric leadership about the issues and concerns raised during and after last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff.

October 10 event is free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Humboldt County, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is looking forward to hosting a Community Coffee in Blue Lake with Supervisor Mike Wilson and Blue Lake Mayor Adelene Jones this Thursday, October 10.

The interactive event will be an opportunity for neighbors to have a collaborative conversation about the most important issues facing Blue Lake, Humboldt County and all of the North Coast.

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.