Pamela Ban

Jeff Jenkins talks with Pamela Ban, UC San Diego about her recent research. First, she looks at how policy outcomes might change as Congress has a bit more gender representations. Then they discuss the revolving door and lobbying – how the cool off period has affected the lobbying industry. Finally, she thinks about how to use empirical data from newspapers to think about political power.

California’s single-payer health care debate

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the backlash against lobbying by certain groups in response to California’s single-payer health care proposal. In question is the California Nurses Association. “I think the nurses probably did make a mistake,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran political analyst at…