In Last ‘State of The State’ Speech, Gov. Brown Reflects on His—and California’s—History

The Times of San Diego quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on Governor Jerry Brown’s career. “Some of that reflection may be the natural consequence of age. But it also reveals a governor more assured of his own accomplishments and less fearful that he’s riding on his father’s coattails,” said political scientist…

How Jerry Brown’s second governorship differs from his first

The Press-Enterprise quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about how Gov. Jerry Brown’s two stints as California’s governor differed. Bebitch Jeffe said Brown in his second go-around hasn’t made any “jaw-dropping appointments” like when he tapped Rose Bird to be California Supreme Court chief justice. Critics said Bird, who was removed by voters…

Trump and Brown Loom over Governor’s Race

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how President Donald Trump and Gov. Jerry Brown will impact the California gubernatorial race. …. what has been an under-the-radar gubernatorial contest has the potential to become a barn-burner–along with the several California Congressional contests that…

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…

The Tortoise and the (Blond) Hair

Politico cited an op-ed penned by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the differences in President Donald Trump’s and California Gov. Jerry Brown’s leadership styles. The contrast in political styles and the policy clashes between Governor Brown and President Trump are going to be fascinating to watch. To paraphrase…

California’s governor may emerge as top defender of liberal values

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California Gov. Jerry Brown’s tough rhetoric toward the possible agenda of President Donald Trump’s administration. Four-time Gov. Jerry Brown, who has a history of political independence, may be the Democrat most likely to chart a path that not only defends liberal values…

Gov. Jerry Brown targets his next priorities as he decides on final slate of bills

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication at USC Price, spoke with the LATimes about California Governor Brown’s priorities. “He’s constructing the agenda for the next session. It feels a lot like Barack Obama’s last two years: ‘This is what I want, this is what I’m going to do.’ ” Read the full article…