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Tuesday, November 14 2023

Burbank, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D - Burbank) will host the annual 25th State Senate District Women in Business Legislative Update & Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 6 at the Castaway in Burbank.

Thursday, November 9 2023

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.

Tuesday, October 24 2023

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.

2023 Legislative Accomplishments
Tuesday, October 24 2023

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

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. 

Thursday, October 12 2023

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.