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…

BloombergPolitics quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for California Governor. Villaraigosa’s self-positioning as an advocate for the middle class and a moderate may not work, according to Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow in public policy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.…

California Republicans sweat Trump effect

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how opposition toward President Donald Trump’s policies effectively eliminates any Republican challengers for the California governorship. Thanks to Trump — whose approval rating in California is just 27 percent and who lost the popular vote by 4 million votes here — getting to the…

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…