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 12, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Today the Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 387, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which requires evidence based mental health training for school staff.

January 10, 2022

Sacramento, CA - Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) released the following statement regarding the Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 State Budget proposal, the California Blueprint:

January 10, 2022

Sacramento, CA - State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) expressed strong support and appreciation to Governor Gavin Newsom for including a $20 million dollar investment in today’s budget announcement for the relocation of the Carnegie Institution for Science to Pasadena...

January 3, 2022

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) was joined by educational leaders during a press conference this morning to announce Senate Bill 830, a measure that will determine supplemental funding for K-12 schools based on the daily average...

December 21, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), along with an impressive list of co-authors, announced today that he is amending Senate Bill 485 to extend the current film and television production tax credit program for five more years.