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Thursday, March 2 2017

Sacramento, CA – At the request of State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, the California State Senate Rules Committee approved a historic Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. The aim of the Committee is to expand business opportunities through trade, economic development, cultural awareness and education between California, Armenia and Artsakh.  Portantino will Chair the committee.

Wednesday, March 1 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A California lawmaker wants to tax OxyContin and other prescription opioids to fund rehabilitation services for people addicted to opioids and heroin...

Glendale Community College Hosts
Tuesday, February 28 2017

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), was given his ceremonial oath of office yesterday by State Controller Betty T. Yee. Approximately 500 community members, elected officials, family and friends attended the swearing in ceremony hosted by Glendale Community College.

“We should not be giving our young people a gateway drug that can lead to illicit drug abuse such as heroin."
Monday, February 20 2017

California State Senator Anthony Portantino has introduced a measure that would make prescriptions of the painkiller oxycodone illegal for people younger than 21, in hopes of keeping young people from becoming hooked on the powerful opioid. 

Monday, February 20 2017

By Beau Yarbrough, Los Angeles News Group

Anyone who has a teenager, or been one, knows the difficult of getting them out of bed in the morning and off to school.

Saturday, February 18 2017

Anyone who has a teenager, or been one, knows the difficult of getting them out of bed in the morning and off to school.

Scientists have said for years there’s a scientific basis for teens’ inability to get up bright and early. Now one state legislator wants public schools to bow to scientific consensus and push back the start of the school day.

Friday, February 17 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation to install a sign at the Fair Oaks Avenue exit on Interstate 210 in the city of Pasadena to direct passersby to the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

“Installing a freeway sign will help direct visitors to the memorial, raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide and serve as a reminder that fighting crimes against humanity is an ongoing process and requires our continuous attention," commented Portantino.

Friday, February 17 2017

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA — Any parents with teenagers know just how hard it is to wake them up for school in the morning. That is a why a Southern California lawmaker introduced a bill this week to start middle and high school classes later.

Thursday, February 16 2017

The bill proposed by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) would prohibit doctors from proscribing oxycodone to patients younger than 21.

Legislation prohibits oxycodone prescriptions for anyone under 21
Thursday, February 16 2017

Wednesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 419, which will prohibit individuals under the age of twenty-one from being prescribed oxycodone.