Press Releases

Bill will now move to the Assembly for approval

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA –  Senator Mike McGuire passed Resolution 124 – with bipartisan support - to honor the life and service of Harold Del Ponte by renaming a portion of Highway 101 in his honor in beautiful Del Norte County.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Since 2015, Lake County has suffered from a series of devastating wildland fires which has destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, hundreds of additional buildings have been leveled and the fires scorched tens of thousands of acres. The cumulative impact to Lake County has been significant.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator McGuire released the following statement in response to the California Transportation Commission’s vote to invest $85 million in the Sonoma Marin Narrows:

“For decades, residents have been stuck in traffic at the bottleneck of the Narrows and this funding is critical to advancing a big fix to a daily mind numbing commute. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

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

Governor Brown’s cautious budget reflects both the need for California to continue to advance strategic investments in our shared priorities — education, healthcare, funding for homelessness services and climate protection – while also increasing the state’s reserves by bolstering our rainy day fund.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Fire Chiefs and firefighters – representing tens of thousands of firefighters from every corner of California – joined local elected officials, community leaders and lawmakers today to call on the Legislature and Governor to increase funding to protect our communities from the rising threats of natural disasters in “California’s New Normal.” This desperately needed funding would be invested in California's severely strained firefighting mutual aid and dispatch systems for both local fire departments and CalFire. 

Press Conference Wednesday, May 9 at 10 am at the Capitol

Monday, May 7, 2018

Sacramento, CA – California Fire Chiefs, firefighters from across the state, local elected officials and community leaders will join Senator Mike McGuire, Senator Bill Dodd and state legislators to urge the state to increase funding to protect our communities from the rising threats of natural disasters in “California’s New Normal.” The funding would be invested in California's severely strained firefighting mutual aid and dispatch systems for both local fire departments and CalFire.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation that extends the length of time CalFire investigators and local District Attorneys can prosecute rogue cannabis grows passed its first Senate committee. This legislation is critical to protect pristine California forestland from illegal clearing during timber to cannabis conversions, destroying watersheds and polluting drinking water supplies and killing wildlife. The bear-like mammal, the Fisher, is close to extension due to the practices of rogue cannabis growers.

Audit finds significant deficiencies in quality of patient care and state oversight

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sacramento — A scathing state audit released today confirms the concerns of Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood that significant deficiencies exist in the quality of patient care at audited skilled nursing facilities, specifically Brius Healthcare, owner of several facilities in the North Coast. The audit also reveals a considerable lack of oversight by state agencies which has significantly impacted patient care.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is fighting to secure millions that would allow California to implement a successful enhanced drug screening program, which has been proven to help combat drug addiction in other states. The funding would be focused on screening of opioid and methamphetamine addiction when patients see their doctors.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Last October, the lives of tens of thousands of North Bay residents were changed forever, when the North Bay Fire Storm destroyed over 6,000 homes, thousands of other businesses and structures burned down and dozens tragically passed away.