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.
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.
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.
Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino had the privilege, along with the California Small Business Association (CSBA), to honor Pasadena-based restaurant Heidar Baba Grill as the 25th Senate District 2017 Small Business of the Year. Ali Shirmohammadi and Mahrokh Eftekhari, owners of Heidar Baba Grill, were recognized during a luncheon ceremony in Sacramento along with family and friends.