Stuck in the middle with few housing options

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the lack of new middle-class housing in California. “Nowhere in California is there lots of new construction,” said Richard Green, chairman of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California. “That’s why you are not getting the filtering…

Democrats’ road to winning back the House goes through California

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the prospects of the Democratic Party picking up seats in the House of Representatives through California-based midterm elections. “Every little bit of conventional wisdom was overturned in 2016,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a fellow at the USC Price School of Public Policy…

California Lawmakers Take Anti-Trump Stance as Session Ends

The New York Times, in a Reuters story, quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College on the efforts of California’s state government to challenge federal leadership. “It’s a purposeful positioning,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the University of Southern California. “We have a different political path and a…

The Republican Party in California continues its long, slow slide

The Economist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the condition of the Republican Party in California. Asked to characterise the condition of the party in the state, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, quips that it is…

What Ohio can learn from California to eliminate gerrymandering

The Plain Dealer quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how nonpartisan redistricting was implemented in California. “What we have now is way more pure than what it was when the legislature structured their own districts,” Jeffe said. “Republicans wouldn’t be allowed any where near redistricting if it was in the hands…

There’s No Business Like Trump Business

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the end of President Donald Trump’s positive working relationship with corporate business leadership. “The politics of anger doesn’t work for the business community.” Read full article here

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…