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Wednesday, June 19 2019

Sacramento, California – At the request of Glendale Community College, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation to help the college offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24th.  This date is important to the Armenian community as it commemorates the Armenian Genocide where 1.5 million Armenians were killed. The Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Community College close on this day.

Tuesday, June 18 2019

In January, Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), introduced AB 29, which would delete the I-710 extension area from the state highway code. State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada) introduced SB 7, which would prevent a surface road or freeway tunnel from ever being built in the I-710 extension corridor.

Both bills passed their respective chambers in May, and have until Sept. 13 to be passed by the other chamber.

Monday, June 17 2019

Legislation (SB 349) by Senator Anthony Portantino, adjusts the franchise fee for small business to relate more to the size of the company rather than requiring the same fee for all businesses regardless of their size.

Monday, June 17 2019

Money is the mother’s milk of politics,” and as Chairman of the State Senate Appropriations Committee, local representative Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) serves as something of a milkman who delivers.

Unruh, a force in California politics throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, knew something about the subject as he once occupied the treasurer’s post and wielded his sceptre over the State Assembly as speaker for seven years.

Saturday, June 15 2019

Two portions of channelized waterways within urbanized Southern California will receive more than $4 million from the 2019-20 state budget adopted Thursday to restore natural features by removing decades-old concrete barriers.

The city of Glendale will receive $800,000 to help with ongoing improvements of the Los Angeles River. Also, the Lower Arroyo Seco, an upper tributary to the L.A. River, has been allotted $3.5 million for restoration, announced state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge.