Press Releases

Tuesday, March 6 2018

Glendale, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge has selected Glendale City Manager Yasmin Beers as the 2018 Woman of the Year. She is the first woman to serve as city manager and her role is to supervise nearly 2000 city employees. Formerly, she has served as the city’s Chief Operating Officer, the Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, submitted amendments to SB 1100 to prevent gun violence. The bill would prohibit a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increase the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years.

Tuesday, February 20 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, Chairman of the Senate Budget Sub-Committee on Education and Senators Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, Steve Glazer, D—Orinda, Jerry Hill, D—San Mateo, and the Santa Clara Counties introduced a budget proposal to add $1.2 billion dollars to Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The proposal assumes that the 2018-2019 budget includes the full funding of LCFF plus an addition $1.2 billion.

Thursday, February 15 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, introduced SB 1243 to support early college/high school programs including pathways in technology. The measure will help provide students the opportunity to access college level courses and college degree credits at a high school level. These programs will help target students who are frequently underrepresented in postsecondary education.

Tuesday, February 13 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino had the honor to welcome Mandy R. Redfern, Ph.D., a 2018 California Teacher of the Year Finalist to the California State Senate.  Redfern and a slate of outstanding teachers were recognized at a reception in the Capitol on Monday night.