Press Releases

Wednesday, April 18 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 832 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) and joint authored by Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and other members of the Senate passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. The bill proposes to extend and improve the current California Film and Television Tax Credit Program. This will enhance California’s successful entertainment business which brings thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic growth across California. 

Tuesday, April 17 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 1100 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge.  SB 1100 prohibits a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increases the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years.

Thursday, April 12 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, invited Dr. Anthony Culpepper to testify before the State Senate Budget Sub-Committee on Education. Dr. Culpepper is the Executive Vice President of Glendale Community College. Senator Portantino Chairs the Senate Sub-Committee on Education. Dr. Culpepper shared his and GCC’s thoughts and concerns on Governor Brown’s proposals for online community college in California.  

Wednesday, April 11 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, 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.