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Thursday, September 12 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 532 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Legislature. Senator Portantino introduced SB 532 at the request of the City of Glendale. After the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs), Glendale was left with $27 million dollars in bond proceeds but is precluded from using these funds for housing.  SB 532 will give Glendale the ability to use these locally derived bond funds exclusively for affordable housing.    

Monday, September 9 2019

We hear from a state lawmaker who wants to restrict how early public middle schools, charter middle schools, and high schools can start. Plus a parent shares how her teenagers would benefit from more sleep on school days.

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Friday, August 30 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Canada Flintridge) proudly announced that SB 7 passed the State Assembly Appropriations Committee today and is one step away from the Governor’s desk.  The final legislative outcome is the culmination of a promise that the Senator made to the activists, non-profits, and tenants in the 710 corridor.

Thursday, August 29 2019

SACRAMENTO—Senator Anthony J. Portantino sent a letter to the California Department of Education detailing his concerns regarding the current draft of the department’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. While the Senator appreciates the attempt to represent California’s diversity in the creation of the United States’ first ethnic studies curriculum, he believes that the current draft does not properly represent the contributions made by many ethnic communities.

Thursday, August 29 2019

SACRAMENTO—SB 568, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate Floor for final action. SB 568 would help Glendale Community College offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24th. April 24 is the day the worldwide Armenian Community commemorates the Armenian Genocide.