Gov. Brown’s bullet-train dream deferred? GOP targets House Dems, Calexit 2.0

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the state of politics in California and a new effort pushing for California’s secession from the Union. Today, on State of Affairs: The Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, joined Governor Jerry Brown Tuesday as he extended the state’s cap and trade program —…

Surging Southern California home price hits record high

Xinhua News Agency quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the causes of rising housing costs in Los Angeles. The director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Richard Green, analyzed that such situation is the result of the strong economy and house building difficulties in California. Last year only 20,000…

Home prices in parts of Southern California are at record highs — and keep rising

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on rising home prices in California. Economists said that absent a recession or a surge in mortgage rates, California home prices could keep climbing at 5% a year for the foreseeable future. That’s faster than the long-term average of 3% nationwide, but it’s…

California Governor Turns to Housing, Rail After Climate Win

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California Governor Jerry Brown’s political legacy on climate change. “Without question, it’s a victory for him on several levels,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, said of…

State Legislature Approves Extension Of Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program To Combat Climate Change

LAist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how cap and trade in California can serve as a model for the rest of the world to limit carbon emissions. “The whole point of Governor Brown’s intense fight for this is to the show the rest of the world that cap and trade…

Gov. Brown’s big pitch to lawmakers as cap-and-trade vote looms

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on California Governor Jerry Brown’s appeal to legislators on a cap-and-trade deal and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s efforts to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Listen to interview

California Governor Plans to Host 2018 Global Climate Summit

Voice of America quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on California’s leadership role in climate change. California has taken a leadership role on climate legislation since the 1970s, said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She noted the U.S. state…