Press Releases

Tuesday, June 23 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) authored SB 914 to address the gun purchase loophole related to the tragic synagogue shooting in Poway.  Yesterday, SB 914 passed the State Senate along party lines.  The bill is now headed to the State Assembly.

Wednesday, June 3 2020

As we mourn the horrific death of George Floyd, we should remember these words from Dr. Martin Luther King: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  

Silence is no longer an alternative. We must all join in condemning the racism that underlies this crime -- the racism that continues to make deaths like George Floyd’s a shockingly common occurrence.

Wednesday, May 27 2020

Sacramento, California – State Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 1299 has passed the Senate Housing Committee with strong bi-partisan support. 

Wednesday, May 20 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 914 to address concerns related to the tragic synagogue shooting in Poway passed Senate Public Safety and will now go to Senate Appropriations. 

Tuesday, May 12 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) commends Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’s (D - San Diego) on the announcement of the Senate Democratic Caucus’ proposal for the state budget and California’s economic recovery in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.