Press Releases

Wednesday, October 9 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) post release services referral program bill SB 620 has been signed by Governor Newsom. The bill was suggested and sponsored by the Pasadena Police Department and would allow local law enforcement agencies to share access to helpful information to those under supervised release and help connect them directly with non-profit service providers.

Wednesday, October 9 2019

Sacramento, California – Last night, the Glendale Community College Armenian Genocide Commemoration Bill, SB 568, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Prior to the passage of SB 568, GCC would have had to forfeit nearly $500,000 if it were to close on April 24th to commemorate the Armenian Genocide.

Tuesday, September 24 2019

Manhattan, New York – State Senator Anthony J. Portantino accompanied Governor Gavin Newsom and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today as the Governor  and Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between California and Armenia.  Included in the comprehensive MOU is the formal establishment of the first California International Trade Desk in Yerevan.  Senator Portantino is proud to have introduced legislation to establish a California Trade Office in Armenia’s Capital City and to have worked with the Governor’s office on the MOU in preparation of the historic New York meeting between the Prime Minister and the Governor.

Friday, September 20 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) education bill package of SB 328,  SB 484 and SB 695 have all passed the California State Legislature and are now headed to the Governor’s office for action.  Senator Portantino has been a PTA member for 20 years and is a long-time ardent supporter of public education.  The Senator has been dedicated to improving K-16 public education in California for his entire legislative career.

Thursday, September 19 2019

Sacramento, California– Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) healthcare package of SB 163, SB 445, and SB 600 has passed the legislature and will now go to the Governor’s Office.