Average apartment rent dips slightly, but still trending up from 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal noted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center was appointed to a Santa Clarita task force to examine rent control. Starcyzk said the five supervisors have each named two appointees for a task force to study rent control. A spokesperson for Supervisor Kathryn Barger said her appointees to the Tenant…

RoseAnn DeMoro Has Political Enemies Everywhere. But the Nurses Union Chief Might Save Our Health Care.

Mother Jones quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the head of the California Nurses Association exerts political influence. According to recent studies and polls, 67 percent of Californians (and 60 percent of all Americans) said they thought the government should guarantee universal health care coverage. And the vast majority of California nurses want single-payer.…

Pence Carving a Role as Presidential Envoy

Voice of America quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Vice President Mike Pence’s role in the White House. Some of Pence’s critics say he has taken on that role excessively, notes Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She calls Pence “the president’s…

State of Affairs: What was CA’s most significant political story of 2017?

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about President Donald Trump’s policy clashes with California. Trump versus California on so many policy decisions: immigration, DACA, and what is next for the Dreamers. Healthcare, environment, taxes, national monuments and on and on and on. There’s been a political as well as…

2018’s Biggest Politics Questions What will happen with Trump, Mueller, the new tax law and more?

U.S. News & World Report quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about her expectations for the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency. I tracked down Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California. Her response didn’t take long. In fact, and relevantly so, it wasn’t…

What the GOP tax bill means for California nonprofits

KPCC-FM interviewed Nicolas Duquette of the USC Price School on how the new tax reform bill will impact different nonprofits. Nicolas Duquette, an assistant professor at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, says the effect of these changing tax incentives will be felt by different kinds of nonprofits in different ways. Charities serving the neediest people…

Keeping Calm and Carrying On

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the similarities between American and British politics and society. Sexual harassment stories are peppering the newspapers and newscasts in Britain, just as they are here.  English politicians, news presenters and entertainers are the fodder for allegations…

Hey, Rosie O’Donnell: It’s Illegal to Offer Cash to GOP Senators to Switch Vote on Tax Bill

The Wrap quoted Abby Wood of the USC Gould School on why it is unlikely comedian Rosie O’Donnell will be prosecuted for offering money to senators in exchange for a “no” vote on the tax reform bill. Abby K. Wood, an associate professor of law, political science and public policy at USC’s Gould School of…

Las Vegas Monorail Co. wants to take $100M gamble to expand

Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted Nicolas Duquette of the USC Price School and James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about the viability of the Las Vegas Monorail Co.’s plans to expand. USC assistant professor of public policy Nicolas Duquette, who reviewed the monorail’s latest annual financial statement with the Review-Journal, said if ticket sales don’t…