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Recent Posts

Show Me the Money: How City Budgets Work in Southern California

Every year, city councils create a budget based on their community goals. To better understand what drives different budgets among Southern California cities, the Rose Institute looks at the overall differences… read more →

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Numerical Politics: State Revenue Estimating Processes and Lessons for California

Every year around January 10, California’s governor releases his proposed budget. This begins a months-long process in the legislature over how to allocate finite resources. In recent years, much of… read more →

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Rose Research Fellow Publishes Article in ‘California Journal of Politics and Policy’

“Winning from the Center: Frank Bigelow and California’s Nonpartisan Primary,” California Journal of Politics and Policy June 3, 2014 marked the second time that California has used the new top-two… read more →

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Michael Barone Visits the Athenaeum

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Freedom in the Modern World co-hosted a visit… read more →

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Rose Institute Co-Hosts Michael Barone

American Politics 2015: Looking Forward Thursday, February 5, 2015 Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Claremont McKenna College Reception at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6:00 p.m. Presentation starts at 6:45 p.m.… read more →

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