Press Releases

Tuesday, June 27 2017

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, the California State Assembly Transportation Committee voted 12-1-1 to pass SB 400.  SB 400 is a bill authored by State Senator Anthony Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, that requires Caltrans to freeze the rent for the homes located in the 710 corridor.  Decades ago, Caltrans purchased these homes to pave the way for the 710 freeway.  Caltrans is currently in the process of selling the homes.  After hearing concerns from renters in the cor

Monday, June 26 2017

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, June 22, AB 114, a very important budget trailer bill, passed the State Senate.  Included in AB 114 is a five-year extension of funding for the University of California’s Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP).  The current funding of this lifesaving cancer treatment effort is set to sunset on January 1, 2018.

Thursday, June 15 2017

Sacramento, CA – As the Chair of Budget Subcommittee on Education, Senator Anthony J. Portantino is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 budget includes significant investments in educational opportunities for California’s diverse communities.

Thursday, June 15 2017

Sacramento, CA – As the Chair of Budget Subcommittee on Education, Senator Anthony J. Portantino is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 budget prioritizes public education, adding nearly $3 billion to fund education in California. This unprecedented increase will raise per pupil spending to over $11,000 per year – the highest amount in California history.

On Thursday, the California Legislature voted on the final budget bill, which included a total of $74.5 billion for education.

19 Bills & Resolutions Pass the State Senate
Wednesday, June 7 2017

Sacramento, CA:  State Senator Anthony J.