Sacramento – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) released the following statement on the California Council on Science and Technology’s study on ways to improve California’s science and technology leadership:
“California has always been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation and I am pleased to join in supporting the efforts of the California Council on Science and Technology. As a representative of La Cañada Flintridge – home to the world-renown Jet Propulsion Laboratory – I have seen first-hand the importance of maintaining our state’s innovative edge. Many technologies developed in California serve as an important engine for fueling the state’s economic growth. In an increasingly globalized economy, it is important that California’s educational and technological communities lead the way in re-charging the state’s high-tech industries to meet the challenges of the future.”
At a morning press conference in the Capitol, the CCST released its report – requested by a bi-partisan group of legislators concerned about California maintaining leadership in innovation. The report “innovate 2 innovation” reflects California’s unique way of addressing challenges and solving problems.