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Tuesday, May 28 2019

Hundreds of Burbank residents, dignitaries, elected officials and veterans gathered to honor the lives of fallen military personnel as part of the city of Burbank’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at the war memorial in McCambridge Park.

On the note of remembrance, state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) pointed out some of the unseen aspects of war and its aftereffects on veterans and their communities.

Friday, May 24 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 568 to address the problem of homelessness amongst college students passed the California State Senate. SB 568 would establish the College-Focused Rapid Rehousing Program, which seeks to provide housing options for homeless students.  It would also provide services to support homeless students as they transition into stable housing.

Friday, May 24 2019

The California State Senate on Wednesday, May 22 passed Senate Bill 7, putting the “formal legislative end” to the 710 Freeway extension by prohibiting construction of a freeway tunnel between Routes 10 and 210, according to a statement from the office of bill author Anthony J. Portantino (D-25th). The bill passed on a vote of 38-0. It now moves on to the Assembly. Supporters hope it will be signed by the governor in September.

Thursday, May 23 2019

Sacramento, California – This week, SB 61, SB 172, and SB 376 all authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate. The three bills further establish Portantino’s leadership as one of California’s strongest sensible gun control advocates.  His efforts over the past decade have significantly improved California’s gun control efforts and have enhance public safety in neighborhoods and main streets across our state.

Wednesday, May 22 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 7, authored by Senator Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate. SB 7 will allow the purchase of surplus properties at their current value by non-profit tenants and prohibit Caltrans from implementing a tunnel surface freeway for Route 710 between Route 10 and Route 210. The bill lays the foundation for the state to return surplus freeway stubs back to local cities in the freeway corridor.