In the News

Thursday, April 19 2018

The state Senate’s Public Safety Committee has passed SB 1100 authored by Pasadena-area state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Canada-Flintridge.

The bill would prohibit anyone from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California, and increases the age requirement for purchasing any firearm to 21 years.

Portantino said he was proud of Tuesday’s vote.

Wednesday, April 18 2018

Monday, the California Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee passed SB 1126, the Arroyo Seco Tributary Legislation. The bill is now headed to the Senate Floor for a vote. SB 1126 is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents Pasadena and Altadena, and proposes to include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group plan.

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Thursday, April 12 2018

The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed SB 1243 with bi-partisan support. The legislation is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, and sponsored by IBM. SB 1243 proposes a unique early college/high school technology pathway program which is known as P-TECH.

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Monday, April 9 2018

Rebuilding an electricity-generating plant in the city of Glendale would be a significant step in that city’s future, but the decision facing its City Council on Tuesday has broader implications.

For Glendale, it means becoming a test case to measure the state’s resolve to move toward 100 percent renewable energy and further reduce greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Wednesday, April 4 2018

Anthony Portantino is aware of the chatter that the proposed 710 Freeway tunnel extension could be resurrected, but he wants to put all concerns to rest.

“The freeway is dead,” he said matter-of-factly. “It’s not going to happen.”