In The News

July 15, 2020

"I am proud to Chair the California State Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. California is the only state that I am aware of that has formalized an official cooperative effort of this significance.

May 26, 2020

While we cannot gather in person for our traditional Memorial Day Service, the City of San Marino has created a virtual ceremony to help us honor those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

March 6, 2020

State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) wants students who have dyslexia to be diagnosed at an early age and introduced a bill in February to achieve that goal.

March 3, 2020

A proposed $5.5-billion bond measure from the California Senate aims to combat climate change by funding various environmental preservation and expansion projects throughout the state.

February 25, 2020

The state Department of Social Services and Attorney General Xavier Becerra are seeking an injunction that would prevent Altadena’s Summerkids camp  –  where 6-year-old Roxie Forbes drowned last June 28 – from reopening this summer.

Press Releases

January 24, 2023

Sacramento, CA –Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) led efforts this week to submit a letter to the White House urging President Biden to take action against Azerbaijan by immediately ending military assistance and requesting that emergency humanitarian aid be delivered...

January 24, 2023

Sacramento, California Today Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) introduced Senate Bill 234, a measure that addresses the rise in opioid-related deaths by making opioid antagonists such as Narcan readily available in schools and venues accessed by high...

January 24, 2023

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) was honored with a Distinction in Higher Education Legacy by the Campaign for College Opportunity for his leadership on higher education policy and commitment to increasing college access, success, and affordability....

January 20, 2023

Duarte, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) was honored with the Legislative Hero of Hope Award for authoring Senate Bill 987, a life-saving bill signed by Governor Newsom last year that ensures a more equitable model of health care for cancer patients. SB 987...

January 19, 2023

Sacramento, California Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) introduced Senate Bill 98 today, a measure that would increase funding for K-12 schools by $3.4 billion. A prudent reform bill, SB 98 bases school funding on enrollment rather than attendance...