Press Releases

Monday, March 26 2018

Sacramento, California – On March 20, 2018, Senator Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, directed a letter to the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District urging them to not support the Cadiz Water Project.

Wednesday, March 14 2018

Sacramento, California – Today SB 972, the Student Suicide Prevention Bill, passed the State Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support. SB 972 which would require public, charter, and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number and/or text crisis lines on the back of student’s identification cards. The measure would be required for grades seven through twelve and all higher education institutions.

Tuesday, March 6 2018

Glendale, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge has selected Glendale City Manager Yasmin Beers as the 2018 Woman of the Year. She is the first woman to serve as city manager and her role is to supervise nearly 2000 city employees. Formerly, she has served as the city’s Chief Operating Officer, the Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, submitted amendments to SB 1100 to prevent gun violence. The bill would prohibit a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increase the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years.

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.