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Tuesday, February 20 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, Chairman of the Senate Budget Sub-Committee on Education and Senators Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, Steve Glazer, D—Orinda, Jerry Hill, D—San Mateo, and the Santa Clara Counties introduced a budget proposal to add $1.2 billion dollars to Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The proposal assumes that the 2018-2019 budget includes the full funding of LCFF plus an addition $1.2 billion.

Thursday, February 15 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, introduced SB 1243 to support early college/high school programs including pathways in technology. The measure will help provide students the opportunity to access college level courses and college degree credits at a high school level. These programs will help target students who are frequently underrepresented in postsecondary education.

Thursday, February 15 2018

On Tuesday, state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, introduced fix-it legislation that would add the Arroyo Seco Tributary to the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group, which is headed up by the powerful Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

“I am happy to help solve a problem raised by constituents and to underscore how important the Arroyo Seco Tributary is to the greater watershed,” Portantino said in a written statement.

Thursday, February 15 2018

Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents Pasadena in the California Senate, has introduced legislation that would include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group plan – a revitalization plan to address the unique and diverse needs of the Upper Los Angeles River, the tributaries of the Pacoima Wash, Tujunga Wash, and Verdugo Wash, and the communities through which they pass.

Wednesday, February 14 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law whistleblower protections for Capitol staffers. Now, legislative employees  will have the same protections as all other state employees. But a question arises: Will the new law, which passed both Democrat-controlled houses without a dissenting vote, really make much of a difference?

A separate bill to do just that, SB 419 by Sen. Anthony Portantino, was approved by the Senate but is stalled in the Assembly.

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