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Tuesday, January 30 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 419, the Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act, passed the State Senate with unanimous bi-partisan support.  SB 419 is jointly authored by Senators Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge and Connie M. Leyva, D – Chino.  It has numerous co-authors from both parties.

Tuesday, January 30 2018

California Lawmakers Move To Grant Whistleblower Protections To Staff: The California Legislature finally appears set to enact whistleblower protections for legislative employees — and in some cases, even lobbyists. Those efforts repeatedly failed in previous years before the #MeToo movement took hold.

The women and men who work here demand we do better,” said the bill’s author, Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino.

Friday, January 26 2018

SACRAMENTO—Senator Anthony J. Portantino on Wednesday sent out a letter to his Senate and Assembly colleagues in the Capitol urging them to resist increased lobby efforts put forth by the Government of Azerbaijan.

Wednesday, January 24 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) sent out a letter to his Senate and Assembly colleagues in the Capitol urging them to resist increased lobby efforts put forth by the Government of Azerbaijan.  Portantino became alarmed by the increasing presence of the Azeri Government in Sacramento and in Los Angeles. Recently the California Azerbaijan Friendship Association (CAFA) has begun outreach to political and academic leaders in a significant public relations and lobbying effort.

Tuesday, January 23 2018

During a Jan. 9 hearing, Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, and Connie Leyva, D-Chino, presented the Legislative Discriminatory Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act, S.B. 419, which would declare that state legislators can't retaliate against legislative advocates or employees who opposed unlawful discriminatory practices.