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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, is proud of the State Senate’s augmentations and changes to the Governor’s May revised budget plan for education. The State Senate’s 2018-2019 proposed budget includes the funding plan recommended by the Senate’s Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance chaired by Portantino.  The Senate has proposed spending of $78 billion from Proposition 98 on K-14 and additional General Fund dollars to increase the State’s investment in higher education.   

Monday, May 21 2018

The key to California’s long-term economic growth can be found in the classroom.

Job growth in California has been robust since the last recession. But recently that growth has slowed because of the lack of employable workers. 

Thursday, May 17 2018

A decades-long effort to battle freeway noise in La Cañada Flintridge got another boost Wednesday when state agencies signed off on a state transportation funding program that will bring $10 million to build more sound walls along the 210 Freeway.

The award was the result of efforts by state Sen. Anthony Portantino and city officials to qualify the expenditure through a local partnership program specified under SB 1, the state transportation funding bill that recently instituted gas and vehicle tax hikes on California motorists.

Friday, May 11 2018

Pasadena area state Senator Anthony J. Portantino on Wednesday joined California Treasurer John Chiang in announcing SB 426, which seeks to cut off state pension investments in companies that sell assault weapons that are banned in California.

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Friday, May 11 2018

Sacramento, CA –Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement: