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By Charles Cooper | March 6, 2008
Although a hopeful for the position himself, state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino this week applauded the naming of Karen Bass to replace Fabian Nuñez as Assembly speaker when Nuñez is ready to step down, likely in late August. “Karen Bass is an outstanding choice for speaker and I look forward to working with her very closely,” Portantino told the Valley Sun in an interview this week. Portantino was one of seven male Assembly members who had sought the leadership post.
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By Charles Cooper | March 20, 2008
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino of La Cañada Flintridge told the Valley Sun this week he was disappointed to be removed last Thursday as chairman of the Assembly higher education committee by Speaker Fabian Nuñez. ?I was given no reason why, just an e-mail from the clerk?s office,? Portantino said. The local freshman was one of eight members who campaigned for election as speaker, to succeed Nuñez. Assemblywoman Karen Bass was elected to the post. Portantino said he didn?
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March 6, 2013
A La Cañada Flintridge professor was recently named a Women of the Year by the California Legislative Women's Caucus for her contributions to California. Frances Arnold was nominated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) for her accomplishments in science, medicine and engineering, according to Gatto. Arnold was one of 10 women honored at the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” awards ceremony in the state Assembly chambers. Arnold, a professor at the California Institute of Technology, is the only woman to receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize - the highest honor in the engineering profession, and the the only woman to be elected to all three U.S. national academies of science, medicine and engineering.
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By Charles Cooper | February 14, 2008
The man from La Cañada has declared his candidacy for one of the most powerful positions in the state, that of speaker of the Assembly. “I look on the job as a way to pursue my campaign issues,” Assemblyman Anthony Portantino told the Valley Sun. “I want to work for budget reform, education and health care.” The opportunity is opening up because of the defeat of the term limits revision on last week’s ballot. Speaker Fabian Nuñez will be leaving the Legislature at the end of the current term.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | October 5, 2011
Staffers for Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) gained some job security this week after the battle between their boss and Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) took a new turn. Pérez on Tuesday lifted orders requiring Portantino staffers to take unpaid furloughs later this month. All employees in Portantino's Sacramento and Pasadena offices had been told to stay home between Oct. 21 and Nov. 30. The Assembly Rules Committee initially ordered the furloughs in July, accusing Portantino of overspending his member budget.
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December 18, 2008
Home buyers’ incentive legislation announced Congressman David Dreier , who is completing three decades in the House with the current term, will return as ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee. Dreier previously chaired the committee, which oversees all major issues coming to the floor of the House. Dreier has also announced legislation to provide a tax incentive for persons buying homes and putting at least 10% down on the purchase. “This bill will help families who want to make a purchase and it will help get the real estate market moving again.
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March 6, 2013
A La Cañada Flintridge professor was recently named a Women of the Year by the California Legislative Women's Caucus for her contributions to California. Frances Arnold was nominated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) for her accomplishments in science, medicine and engineering, according to Gatto. Arnold was one of 10 women honored at the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” awards ceremony in the state Assembly chambers. Arnold, a professor at the California Institute of Technology, is the only woman to receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize - the highest honor in the engineering profession, and the the only woman to be elected to all three U.S. national academies of science, medicine and engineering.
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By Charles Cooper | March 20, 2008
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino of La Cañada Flintridge told the Valley Sun this week he was disappointed to be removed last Thursday as chairman of the Assembly higher education committee by Speaker Fabian Nuñez. ?I was given no reason why, just an e-mail from the clerk?s office,? Portantino said. The local freshman was one of eight members who campaigned for election as speaker, to succeed Nuñez. Assemblywoman Karen Bass was elected to the post. Portantino said he didn?
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By Charles Cooper | March 6, 2008
Although a hopeful for the position himself, state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino this week applauded the naming of Karen Bass to replace Fabian Nuñez as Assembly speaker when Nuñez is ready to step down, likely in late August. “Karen Bass is an outstanding choice for speaker and I look forward to working with her very closely,” Portantino told the Valley Sun in an interview this week. Portantino was one of seven male Assembly members who had sought the leadership post.
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By Charles Cooper | February 14, 2008
The man from La Cañada has declared his candidacy for one of the most powerful positions in the state, that of speaker of the Assembly. “I look on the job as a way to pursue my campaign issues,” Assemblyman Anthony Portantino told the Valley Sun. “I want to work for budget reform, education and health care.” The opportunity is opening up because of the defeat of the term limits revision on last week’s ballot. Speaker Fabian Nuñez will be leaving the Legislature at the end of the current term.
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