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Thursday, January 11 2018

California Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena, praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 budget which increases funding for education, and boosts the state’s new rainy day fund.

Wednesday, January 10 2018

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

"I applaud the Governor and his proposed budget for 2018-2019, which continues to prioritize California’s K-12 and Higher Education while ensuring future fiscal stability with the increase to the Rainy Day Fund. I am particularly happy the budget increases money for higher education and does not raise tuition.

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the author of the newer legislation, said credit for the revived push for whistleblower safeguards should to go to the women who spoke out last fall in an open letter about the "pervasive" sexual harassment and misconduct in California politics.

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed SB 419, the Legislative Sexual Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act, with bi-partisan support. It is now headed to the full Senate Floor for a vote. SB 419 is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge and Senator Connie M. Leyva, D - Chino. It currently has 10 Co-authors and continues to add more. SB 419 proposes to extend protections against all forms of harassment for legislative staffers, legislative advocates and others who have business within the California State Capital.

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Burbank, California – On Saturday, November 18, 2017, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) hosted a panel of experts who discussed Do’s and Don’ts after the La Tuna Fire.  The forum was held at Woodbury University and was Livestreamed to the Senator’s Facebook page, available for viewing at