Press Releases

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.

Panelists set for community meeting THIS Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Eureka, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass are bringing together an impressive group of statewide experts, health professionals, local leaders and addiction specialists to hear about progress being made to combat the ongoing opioid crisis on the North Coast.

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.