Press Releases

Tuesday, April 9 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Transportation Committee passed SB 7, the State Highway Route 710 bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). The bill would allow the surplus of the non-profit properties to be purchased at their current use value. In addition, SB 7 would prohibit Caltrans from implementing a tunnel surface freeway or expressway for Route 710 between Route 10 and Route 210 and it lays the foundation for the state to return surplus freeway stubs back to local cities in the freeway corridor.

Tuesday, April 2 2019

Sacramento, California–Today, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 61, SB 172, and SB 376 all authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). The three bills further establish Portantino’s leadership as one of California’s sensible gun control advocates and enhance public safety.

Thursday, March 28 2019

Sacramento, California–Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 729 to increase the base funding level for K-12 school districts by proposing to raise the Local Control Funding Formula Base by 5.16%.  SB 729 seeks to achieve a $1 billion dollar increase by using a cost of living adjustment formula.

Monday, March 25 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 302 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), to reestablish a trade office between California and Armenia passed the State Senate Business and Professions Committee.  The bill received bi-partisan support and garnered a unanimous vote.   Armenian Consul General Armen Baibourtian flew to Sacramento to offer testimony in favor of the proposal.

Thursday, March 21 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) will be presenting SB 302, the Armenian/California International Trade and Investment Office Bill, before the Senate Business and Professions Committee on Monday, March 25, 2019.   SB 302 seeks to officially reestablish the trade office between California and Yerevan.  The office was originally created by Senator Jack Scott but terminated by Governor Schwarzenegger.  The Senate Business and Professions Committee is the first legislative hurdle for the bill.