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

July 3, 2024

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 1128, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) to combat human and sex trafficking and protect California’s youth from exploitation, was approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Los Angeles City Attorney Hydee...

July 2, 2024

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 480, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee. The measure is aimed at better preparing students for the workforce by expanding apprenticeship programs and creating more...

July 2, 2024

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 1100, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. The bill addresses discrimination against inviduals who do not have driver’s licenses by no longer requiring a driver's license as...

July 2, 2024

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 607, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. The measure aims to combat the ongoing opioid crisis by requiring prescribers of controlled substances containing an opioid to discuss...

June 27, 2024

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) joined the White House this week for the “Safer States” initiative to discuss California’s gun safety policies. The “Safer States Convening” was organized by the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to discuss...