Press Releases

Virtual Earthquake Recovery Town Hall will be held this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30pm

Monday, January 9, 2023

Humboldt County – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, the State Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Housing & Community Development have announced $3 million in available funding to aid residents impacted by the December 20 and January 1 earthquakes. The relief funds will focus on those most in need and help communities get back on their feet.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Sacramento — Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 49th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum Wednesday, October 19th, which will be focused on some of the most critical environmental issues facing California.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire’s bill, SB 884, that will safeguard communities and save lives by expediting the undergrounding of electric utility lines in California’s highest fire risk zones, was signed into law today by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Sacramento – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire released the following statement today after the historic vote on two massive housing bills that will boost California’s housing supply and help tackle one of the state’s most serious challenges.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

North Coast, CA – Senator McGuire issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling by the Surface Transportation Board regarding rail lines on the North Coast:

“Today’s decision wasn’t unexpected. We have been pushing to have all sides show their cards for months and this initial ruling now forces the Toxic Coal Train and Mendocino Railroad to come out of the shadows and defend their dangerous proposals.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Sacramento — California made craft beer cool. The industry, still mostly mom-and-pop and independently owned and operated, contributes almost $10 billion to the state’s economy from over 1,200 craft breweries that call the Golden State home. Craft brewers employ 66,000 Californians.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA – California is facing a mental health crisis. Thousands of residents struggle with mental health conditions across the state and for a variety of reasons, many don’t have access to treatment which can lead to increased risk of unemployment, homelessness, suicide, and substance abuse. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

North Coast, CA – Mary Ann Hansen, the dynamic and visionary leader of First 5 Humboldt, has been selected as the 2022 North Coast Woman of the Year, Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire announced. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire has been working with the City of Clearlake, Lake County Supervisors Sabatier and Simon and local water districts to secure state funding that will once and for all establish an intertie between a few water districts near the City of Clearlake.

Monday’s transition will be a momentous day for the North Coast!

Friday, March 11, 2022

Sacramento, CA – On Monday morning at 10:30am, the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) will be holding their final meeting.  

After nearly 30 years of controversy, massive policy setbacks, and straddling bankruptcy for years - the agency that was charged with trying to bring rail back to the North Coast will officially cease operations, per state law passed by Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire.