Press Releases

Thursday, March 14 2019

Sacramento, CA – At the request of State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, the California State Senate Rules Committee re-authorized the State Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. The Committee aims to explore innovative ways of strengthening cultural and economic ties between our great state, Armenia and Artsakh.  Senator Portantino will continue chairing the committee throughout the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Tuesday, March 12 2019

Claremont, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) co- hosted a Gun Violence Legislation discussion with The League of Women Voters - Mt. Baldy Chapter, Pomona College’s Department of Politics, Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action this past Sunday on the Pomona College Campus.  The event was part of the League of Woman Voters Mt. Baldy Area’s Yearlong Speaker Series. Panelists shared public policy insights, new perspectives and reform ideas from the Senator and local community activists.

Thursday, March 7 2019

Claremont, California – Senator Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) will co-host a Gun Violence and Legislation discussion  with The League of Women Voters - Mt. Baldy and Pomona College’s Department of Politics.  This is part of the Legaue of Woman Voters – Mt. Baldy Area’s Yearlong Speaker Series. This event will bring up the perspectives and reform ideas from legislators & activists in our community.

WHO:  Senator Anthony J. Portantino in collaboration with:

           Stephen Lindley, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Monday, March 4 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel of San Marino as the 25th State Senate District 2019 Women of the Year.

Tuesday, February 26 2019

Sacramento, California – Responding to a request from the City of Glendale, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced SB 521 & SB 532.  If passed and signed, both bills will help the city with affordable housing pressures.  SB 532 is of particular importance to Senator Portantino as he voted against the dissolution of Redevelopment agencies while he was in the Assembly.  His independent vote caused him to be punished for sticking up for Glendale’s laudable Redevelopment work.