Press Releases

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s immigration policy separating children from their families:

“The Trump administration’s heartless and expanded policy of separating children from families arriving at the border is cruel, inhumane and indecent, even by Trump standards.

Findings from the SDC Existing Conditions Site Assessment will be shared with ample opportunity for community feedback

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Sacramento, CA – Following up on previous commitments, Senators McGuire and Dodd along with Assemblywoman Aguiar-Curry and Supervisor Susan Gorin will be hosting a comprehensive community workshop on the findings of the site assessment survey focused on the Sonoma Developmental Center’s buildings, infrastructure, open space, wildlife and history.

The State Department of General Services will be bringing in the consultants – WRT – who have been conducting the assessment.

Replacing water lines and mains will allow 187 homes destroyed in Redwood Complex Fire to be rebuilt

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sacramento – When the Redwood Complex Fire burned over 36,000 acres and destroyed over 500 structures last October in Mendocino County, that included 187 homes that are in the Redwood Valley County Water District. The District infrastructure faced significant damage due to the fires and it was discovered the main water line would need to be expanded in order to rebuild the homes to meet modern-day fire safety and building code requirements, with enough flow to accommodate fire sprinklers.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sacramento, CA – In a budget deal reached today by the Legislature and the Governor, California is making significant investments to enhance mutual aid firefighting resources and to protect our communities from the rising threats of wildfires. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is proud to announce that North Coast Opportunities (NCO) – an incredible organization serving Mendocino and Lake county communities that led individual recovery and donation distribution efforts after last year’s Redwood Complex and Sulphur fires – has been chosen as the North Coast’s Nonprofit of the year. 

World class destination trail system closer to reality, but hefty NCRA debt still an obstacle

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s groundbreaking bill that will create the Great Redwood Trail, which will extend from the San Francisco Bay to the Humboldt Bay, is one step closer to reality after it was approved with a unanimous 36-0 vote in the State Senate last night.

Bill will now move to the Assembly for approval

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA –  Senator Mike McGuire passed Resolution 124 – with bipartisan support - to honor the life and service of Harold Del Ponte by renaming a portion of Highway 101 in his honor in beautiful Del Norte County.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Since 2015, Lake County has suffered from a series of devastating wildland fires which has destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, hundreds of additional buildings have been leveled and the fires scorched tens of thousands of acres. The cumulative impact to Lake County has been significant.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator McGuire released the following statement in response to the California Transportation Commission’s vote to invest $85 million in the Sonoma Marin Narrows:

“For decades, residents have been stuck in traffic at the bottleneck of the Narrows and this funding is critical to advancing a big fix to a daily mind numbing commute. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision 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, funding for homelessness services and climate protection – while also increasing the state’s reserves by bolstering our rainy day fund.