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

September 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA - Senate Bill 959, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), was signed into law today by Governor Newsom.  With the SR 710 freeway gap between Alhambra and Pasadena no longer on the table, the City of Pasadena expressed a need for legislative...

September 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1207, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) which improves maternal mental health support by providing women with outreach services, education and access to mental health treatment.  SB 1207 was...

September 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 1016, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, (D – Burbank) was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  The measure will enhance special education services for students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). 

September 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 883, jointly authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) and Senator Richard D. Roth (D – Riverside), was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  The measure extends the sunset date on the Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) for...

September 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA - State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) announced that his budget request of $150,000 for Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) was approved in the 2022-2023 State Budget.  The funds will help with conservation efforts in order to restore the...