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Wednesday, September 15 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request of $100,000 for the Homenetmen Armenian General Athletic Union was approved by the Legislature.  The funds will benefit athletic and scouting programs, while helping to expand and support the recently established Hrashq Chapter. 

Wednesday, September 15 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 715,  a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which enacts important gun purchase safeguards and expands independent review of tragic police shootings, was approved by the Legislature and is on the Governor’s desk for signature.  Assembly Bill 89, co-authored by Senator Portantino, reforms and enhances peace officer training and education and also passed the Legislature and is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.  

Monday, September 13 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request for the La Verne San Dimas Educational Foundation has been approved by the Legislature.  The budget allocation will support wellness programs for students attending Bonita Unified School District in the cities of La Verna and San Dimas. Senator Portantino has long championed support for mental healthcare.

Monday, September 13 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced this week that his request for $1.8 million for the Armenian American Museum was approved by the Legislature.  The highly anticipated landmark, which commenced construction in July, is set to be the first cultural center of its kind in California.

Monday, September 13 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 14 and 224, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), were approved by the Legislature with strong bipartisan support and are headed to the Governor’s desk. SB 14 and 224 address the growing mental health crisis among California’s youth by implementing mental health education and training in schools.