Press Releases

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry released the following statements in response to Monday’s vote in the Senate to approve a spending bill that would backfill Lake County’s property tax losses from wildfires for three years:

Funding ask will go to California Transportation Commission for final approval on March 13

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sacramento, CA – For decades, the residents of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties have been in search of a permanent fix for Highway 101's Last Chance Grade as it continues to slide into the Pacific. 

The Last Chance Grade is the lifeblood of Del Norte County’s economy and a catastrophic failure would have a $1-1.5 billion negative impact on the regional economy.

Planning kicks off for the 300-mile-long trail from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sacramento, CA - The Great Redwood Trail got a big kickstart today in Ukiah, when a spillover crowd of trail advocates and local agencies from all over the North Coast gathered for the first time to begin the Trail’s master planning process.

The Trail, envisioned by Sen. McGuire’s landmark law SB 1029, turns the crumbling 300-mile North Coast railroad line into the Great Redwood Trail. 

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.