Press Releases

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.

World class destination trail system a big step closer to reality with bipartisan, unanimous support in committee

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s bill that will create the Great Redwood Trail from the San Francisco Bay to the Humboldt Bay is one step closer to reality this week after it was approved with a unanimous, bipartisan 12-0 vote in the Senate Transportation and Housing committee last week.

There’s more work ahead, but progress is being made to support Humboldt County’s youngest and most vulnerable residents

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sacramento, CA – While there is a lot more work ahead, much has been accomplished in the 18 months since Senator McGuire, First 5 Humboldt and state and local leaders gathered for a town hall to discuss reports detailing the impacts that adverse childhood experiences have on Humboldt County’s kids.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Mike McGuire and the entire State Senate recognized a Northern California legend, Art Ibleto – the Pasta King. Art was recognized for his decades of contributions and generosity to his community.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Six months after the North Bay Fire Storm, landmark legislation setting statewide emergency alert protocols was approved in its first official Senate Committee Hearing today.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sacramento, CA – With the six month anniversary of the North Bay Fire Storm nearly upon us, landmark state legislation setting statewide emergency alert protocols is heading to its first official Senate Committee Hearing Tuesday.

The Special Districts Transparency Act passed Senate Governance and Finance committee today

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sacramento – California has over 2,000 independent special districts that operate a slew of vital services for millions of Californians, such as water, wastewater, fire protection, parks, and transit. However, less than half of all special districts have websites. This presents a significant transparency gap for the millions who are served by these districts.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Healdsburg, CA – Senators Mike McGuire and Bill Dodd and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry will unite their respective Select Committees on Wine for a hearing in Sonoma County’s Wine Country to discuss wildfire recovery following the devastating North Bay Firestorm and receive a report on water supply issues.