Press Releases

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator McGuire released the following statement in response to the California Transportation Commission’s official approval Thursday to allocate an additional $5 million to advance the environmental report focused on finding a permanent, inland route for the Last Chance Grade – bringing the total secured for this project over the past year to $10 million:

March 29 Town Hall will update community on progress made since meeting last fall

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Eureka, CA – Last November, Senator Mike McGuire and Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass brought the community together for a collaborative conversation about the opioid crisis at home and across the state to kick off the discussion that would advance potential solutions on the North Coast.

The opioid crisis has hit California hard, and in Humboldt County the impact is even more devastating — the county has the second highest rate of opioid overdoses in the state per capita.

This Thursday’s hearing will be focused on California’s multibillion dollar fishery and aquaculture industry and potential exterior threats such as President Trump’s Offshore Oil drilling proposals and potential impacts from climate change

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 45th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum Thursday, March 8 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Monday, February 5, 2018

State Senate approves official opposition to dangerous plan that would open up California’s coastline to offshore oil leases

McGuire, North Coast Fishermen, environmental organizations and small business leaders to rally at the capitol Thursday

Deputy Rumfelt honorably served the Lake County community and our nation

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lakeport, CA – For the past three decades, Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt worked tirelessly to protect and serve his country and the greater Lake County community. After graduating from Clear Lake High School, he answered the call to serve our nation by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and earned numerous accolades for his honor, courage and commitment. Deputy Rumfelt continued serving when he was hired by the City of Lakeport as a Police Officer in 1995 and then as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Lake County in 2014. 

100 percent of all donations benefit Helena Fire Survivors

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – In response to the devastating Helena Fire that hit the community of Junction City last fall, Senator Mike McGuire, The Humboldt Area Foundation, the County of Trinity, the Trinity Journal, Trinity County Supervisor Judy Morris and Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn came together to establish the Trinity County Fire Relief Fund. And now, the fund has reached a major milestone – $100,000, four times the Fund’s original goal of $25,000! The Humboldt Area Foundation is covering all administration and transaction costs.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s budget 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 and climate protection  — while also increasing the state’s reserves by bolstering our rainy day fund. 

SB 759 approved today in Senate Elections Committee

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – A strong democracy depends on a voter’s belief that their vote counts.

However, in California, according to the Secretary of State’s Office, over 25,000 residents would be shocked to know that their ballots had been thrown away and not counted in the November 2016 General Election cycle.

These 25,000 mail ballots were thrown out because of a mismatching signature — the voter’s signature on their ballot did not match what was in their file.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, will hold a timely informational hearing on Wednesday, January 10 to discuss the significant  impacts the Federal Tax Bill, rushed through by Congress prior to the holidays, will have on California residents.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Sacramento, CA – North Bay legislators officially introduced a bill that will set statewide emergency alert protocols following the devastating firestorm that ravaged Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, destroying over 6,000 homes, scorching more than 170,000 acres, causing billions in damage and resulting in the death of more than 40 residents.