Burbank, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D - Burbank) will host the annual 25th State Senate District Women in BusinessLegislative Update & AwardsLuncheon on Wednesday, December 6 at the Castaway in Burbank.
Glendale, CA – This week State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) joined Glendale Community College (GCC) leaders, local educators, advocates, and Dreamscape Learn to celebrate a $4,500,000 state grant the Senator secured for the Glendale College Foundation. The funds will be used for a pilot project through a partnership with Dreamscape Learn to offer GCC & Glendale Unified School District students an in-person immersive learning experience that will be taught in a new state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Center. Glendale is the country’s first community college to offer introductory science courses that incorporate VR-enabled instruction.
Glendale, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) was honored with the Legislator of the Year Award by the California Association of School Counselors for championing mental health policies and for being instrumental in improving educational programs and systems for the children of California.
I am pleased to report that Governor Newsom has signed 14 of my bills into law. I was proud to champion policies that improve our gun safety laws, prioritize mental health, address the teacher shortage, increase safety in our schools and much more.
Below is a list of the bills I authored this year that were signed into law.
Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 234, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), was signed into law by Governor Newsom. The measure addresses the rise in opioid related deaths by making opioid antagonists such as Narcan readily available in places accessed by high-risk age groups. Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) is a joint author of SB 234.