Press Releases

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.

State is funding legal services, financial aid for DACA recipients

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Though the federal deadline for Dreamers to renew their DACA benefits was yesterday, California has stepped up to provide an alternative to the destructive federal immigration policies that are tearing families apart. In the final week of the legislative session, the Legislature advanced desperately needed resources to the 200,000 Dreamers who call California home.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire’s bill that formally creates a standing Tribal Committee of the California Fish & Game Commission was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Breaking ground on new wastewater system, homes on Sept. 30

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Lake County officials, and State Agency representatives will all be on hand to celebrate a significant milestone in Lake County’s recovery from the devastating Valley and Clayton Fires by breaking ground on the $10.5 million Anderson Springs wastewater collection system, celebrating homes that will be rebuilt in the area, and  remembering the two-year anniversary of the historic blaze.