Press Releases

Tuesday, February 6 2018

Sacramento, California-  Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, introduced SB 972 which would require all public, charter, and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number on the back of students identification cards. The measure would be enacted July 1, 2019 for grades seven through twelve and all higher education institutions. Adolescent suicide and self-inflicted injury are a serious social and public health concern.

Monday, February 5 2018

Glendale, California -Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino announced that he is holding a mural contest for his Glendale District Office. Senator Portantino drew inspiration for the contest from the mural inside the Burbank City Council chambers.  The contest is open to all public and private high school art classes from the 25th District.  Student teams are encouraged to submit their designs for the mural that will be showcased in his conference room.

Tuesday, January 30 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 419, the Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act, passed the State Senate with unanimous bi-partisan support.  SB 419 is jointly authored by Senators Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge and Connie M. Leyva, D – Chino.  It has numerous co-authors from both parties.

Wednesday, January 24 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) sent out a letter to his Senate and Assembly colleagues in the Capitol urging them to resist increased lobby efforts put forth by the Government of Azerbaijan.  Portantino became alarmed by the increasing presence of the Azeri Government in Sacramento and in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, January 10 2018

Sacramento, California –Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement: