Press Releases

During worst wildfire season, California will send additional fire fuel crews to counties that contract with CalFire

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Marin County, CA – As California’s fire season lengthens and the frequency of catastrophic wildland fires increases, Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Marc Levine have continued to fight day and night to secure additional funding to boost resources to protect our communities. 

One of the largest environmental threats in decades is about to hit the North Coast

Friday, September 3, 2021

North Coast, CA – The North Coast is facing one of the largest environmental threats in decades. A secret, clandestine operation – hiding behind an anonymous LLC out of Wyoming – wants to ship millions and millions of tons of coal from Montana, Utah and Wyoming through the Northern California counties of Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Trinity, and Humboldt. The shadowy rail operation would utilize a portion of the now defunct North Coast rail route, which runs approximately 320 miles between Marin and Humboldt counties.

Homeward Bound project will help end veteran homelessness in Marin County

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Marin County’s Senator Mike McGuire successfully secured an additional $4 million in this year’s state budget to fill the vast majority of the funding gap needed to kick off the groundbreaking of the transformational veteran homeless housing community in Novato.

Humboldt County is one of the fresh cut flower capitals of America

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire moved to recognize the month of June as California Grown Flower Month during a presentation to the State Senate earlier in the week.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Sacramento – Senators Mike McGuire and Anthony J. Portantino released the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 98:

“As the author and co-author of SB 98, we are committed to making the bill a strong measure that protects press freedom. Press access to first amendment events is critical to the future of our democracy. 

To that end, we have agreed to fix the problem and amend the bill back to its original form. We’ll complete this action in the bill’s first Assembly committee.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senators Mike McGuire and Susan Rubio, co-chairs of the Senate's Wildfire Working Group, along with Senators Nancy Skinner, Henry Stern, Ben Allen, Monique Limon, and Bill Dodd unveiled a comprehensive wildfire preparedness and prevention bill package and a landmark corresponding budget package today — all part the Senate’s Blueprint for a Fire Safe California. 

The Senate's Blueprint for a Fire Safe California is attached.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and a coalition of bipartisan legislators from across Northern California representing areas devastated by recent wildfires caused by PG&E have sent a formal request to Attorney General Rob Bonta to hold the Fire Victim Trust accountable, expedite payments to fire survivors and avoid excessive administrative costs.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Quirk-Silva released the following statement regarding Governor Newsom’s announcement that the state will invest $95 million to fund SB 285, pending final budget approval, which will get California’s tourism economy back up and running – an initiative that Senator McGuire has championed for the past year and a half.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

North Coast, CA – A huge important milestone was achieved today as the final alternatives for the Last Chance Grade Project were narrowed down to two final routes. And, as promised by state and federal officials who have been pushing to reduce the timeline on the environmental and engineering studies, this critical step will shave an entire year off the project schedule. 

And: This move will save taxpayers $10 million in studies and greatly reduce the risk of delays and cost increases moving forward.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sacramento, CA – In the face of another statewide drought, today the legislature is announcing an historic investment of over half a billion dollars for wildfire prevention, response and resiliency. 

This is the largest early budget action in California history and is a critical step to ensuring the safety of our communities as we enter what could be another devastating wildfire season. An additional round of funding is expected in June, or early July.