CALEXIT? New California independence movement willing to negotiate with Trump

Newsweek quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the California secession movement is capitalizing on voter disdain and distrust of President Donald Trump’s policies. “If down the line the impact of the Trump administration becomes more negative on the ordinary Californian, the Calexit movement may offer a release of anger, of…

For Democrats in California, a generational shift pulls the party left, with danger and opportunity ahead

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the generational split in the California Democratic Party. “You can’t hide the fact that this is old school vs. new school, it is a generational split, it is the Berniecrats vs. the establishment,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a USC public policy fellow who…

Adan Schiff’s star turn sparks buzz at California convention

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Representative Adam Schiff’s long-term political aspirations. …few on Capitol Hill embody the “streetcar theory of politics” more than Schiff, she said. That theory is: “You’ve got to be on the right corner, with the right change, at the right time — and the streetcar…

California Democrats’ big event likely to expose infighting amid anti-Trump resistance

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the limited impact intra-party fighting has on the California Democratic Party’s core purpose. “The main function of a state party — either of them — is to raise money,” she said, “and to provide a faucet by which big donors…

The infrastructure needed to support a thriving California economy

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislators announced agreement on a bold plan to invest in the state’s crumbling roads and highways, putting aside years of disagreement to get people and goods moving through regions like Los Angeles again. Now, our leaders must act with the same resolve to increase the production of…

CA’s Republicans say ‘yes’ to health care bill

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act and the California representatives who supported the bill. Sherry: It’s astonishing to me, quite frankly, because if only two California Republicans had moved to “no,” that bill would not have made it out of…

State of Affairs: Sen. Feinstein’s rough week, Rep. Issa’s ostensible journey to the center

KPCC’s Take Two speaks with Sherry Bebitch Jeffe A couple of raucous town halls for California Senator Dianne Feinstein Governor Jerry Brown faces some heat over deals he cut earlier this month A look at the story that Congressman Darrel Issa is calling BS Guests: Scott Shafer, senior editor for politics and government at KQED…

“There goes the neighborhood” short documentary

USC student, Angelique Molina, interviewed Jody Armour, USC law professor, for her short documentary film which puts a light on a family living in View Park, California, as they experience the demographic changes occurring in their community.  “There goes the neighborhood” is featured in the Pan American Film Festival happening February 9 through 20, 2017, at Baldwin…

Green referenced in Las Vegas Review-Journal on housing crisis

The Las Vegas Review-Journal posted an editorial discussing repercussions from the California housing crisis and included a remark by Richard Green, Professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Without an effort to ease burdens on homebuilders, “It’s hard to imagine how all of California doesn’t become like New York City and San Francisco, where…