California paid $25 million in 3 years for sexual harassment cases

The Press Democrat mentioned Janet Denhardt of the USC Price School spoke at a joint legislative committee at the California capitol to discuss the culture that leads to sexual harassment. California has paid more than $25 million in three years to settle sexual harassment claims against the state and public universities, with most of it…

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…

GOP Retirements Muddle Congressional Races

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the retirement of GOP representatives may help and hurt the Democrats’ chances of flipping those seats in the midterm elections. Certainly, the trend line for California Republicans has been straight downhill. Democrats now hold a 19-point…

Trump’s tweet the stuff of re-election dreams for Calif. Sen. Feinstein

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why Senator Dianne Feinstein’s defiance of President Donald Trump may help her own reelection race. Politics likely had at least something to do with Feinstein’s decision to challenge Trump and the GOP leadership directly, said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political communications…

California fights back against Trump’s federal agenda

Financial Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the schism between President Donald Trump and California’s policies. “There haven’t been such dramatic fissures between the White House and California before,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California. She believes Mr Trump has directed…

In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another

The New York Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the political identity of California. Beyond demographics and politics, charting its own course is part of the identity of California. “We are the frontier,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political scientist at the University of Southern California. “Beyond us, there’s nothing…

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…

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…

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…