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 21, 2021

Los Angeles, California – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 144, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino.  The bill includes a $180 million increase to the current film and television tax incentive program and $150 million for a new...

July 15, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 144, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge), passed both houses of the Legislature today.  The bill includes $330 million dollars in film and television production tax incentives in the State Budget.  The tax credit breakdown...

July 13, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 715, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which creates gun purchase safeguards and expands independent review of tragic police shootings, cleared the Assembly Public Safety Committee today.

July 13, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that the 2021-2022 State Budget includes historic investments to address the state’s ongoing wildfire and drought crisis through the Legislature’s new investments in climate resiliency.  The final...

July 8, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 14 and 224, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), cleared the Assembly Education Committee this week with bipartisan support. SB 224 and 14 address the growing mental health crisis among California’s youth by...