Press Releases

Wednesday, May 22 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 302 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate. The bill passed on consent with unanimous support. SB 302 will reestablish a trade office between California and Armenia.

Wednesday, May 22 2019

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

Tuesday, May 21 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 328, authored by Senator Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate.  

SB 328 solves the significant public health crisis of sleep-deprived teens by requiring high schools in California to start no earlier than 8:30 AM. SB 328 is sponsored by the California State PTA and has garnered strong support from medical professionals, law enforcement, and education advocates. 

Thursday, May 16 2019

Sacramento, California – California Senate Chair on Appropriations, Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) statement on the decision in the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding SB 50:

Tuesday, May 14 2019

Pasadena, California – Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) sent a letter requesting the Department of Toxic Substance Control to adopt the recommendations made by the City of Pasadena on the Space Bank Mini Storage Facility Draft Removal Action Work Plan (RAW). This request follows up on a previous letter written by Senator Portantino on April 10th requesting an extension of the comment period.