In The News

September 14, 2018

The numbers associated with public education in California are truly immense. Nearly 10 million students, the vast majority of them children, attend kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools and colleges supported by upwards of $100 billion from taxpayers each year.

September 7, 2018

We all know a teenager who is nearly impossible to get out of bed in the morning. And research provides some relatively simple answers why: Sleep cycles make it hard for teenagers to fall asleep before 11 p.m.

September 6, 2018

California legislators passed a dozen new restrictions on gun purchases and access in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session, amassing what is likely to be the most ambitious effort by any state to combat mass shootings and suicides using firearms.

September 4, 2018

A two-year battle to set middle and high school start times at 8:30 a.m. or later was finally put to bed in the Legislature when the measure squeaked through Friday night. 

September 4, 2018

The California Legislature defied teachers and school boards late Friday to pass a mandate that all middle and high schools delay the start of classes until 8:30 a.m.

Press Releases

September 17, 2018

Sacramento, California - Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 972,  suicide prevention legislation authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge.

September 7, 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Legislature has passed the following 18 bills authored by Senator Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and are now on the Governor’s desk waiting approval.

SB 25 “Ballot Order”

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA– Today, the California State Assembly voted to pass SB 328, the School Start Time Bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge. 

August 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA- As the legislative session comes to a close, SB 1100 and SB 1177  authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed both the Senate and Assembly and are headed to the Governor’s desk.

August 28, 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Legislature has voted to pass SB 1126 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge).