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Fox News’ Melissa Francis featured guest speaker at Lowe & Rose Institutes’ Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference

Sixth Annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference to be Held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario Melissa Francis, Anchor & Host, Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel Featured Guest Speaker Presented by Citizens Business Bank Hosted by Claremont McKenna College and The UCLA Anderson Forecast Leading Economists Present… Continue Reading

Rose Institute Publishes Alumnus Gavin Landgraf’s Thesis on Pension Reform

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government is pleased to present institute alumnus Gavin Landgraf’s (CMC ’14) senior thesis on California’s pension problems. The thesis identifies the sources of problems within California’s pension system and suggests possible solutions. Gavin’s paper compiles data on various aspects of California’s pension system, including real estate investments and… Continue Reading

Michael Greve On Federalism at the Athenaeum

On Monday, April 20, 2015, the Rose Institute of State and Local Government hosted Michael Greve for a discussion on federalism. Greve is a professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law, and recently published The Upside Down Constitution. His visit began with a reception at the Rose Institute with… Continue Reading

Redistricting Panel at the Athenaeum

On Monday, April 6, 2015, the Rose Institute of State and Local Government hosted a panel on a major redistricting case, Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, currently before the Supreme Court. The panel included Mary O’Grady P’15, who represented the redistricting commission, Peter Gentala, who represented the Arizona House of Representatives, and… Continue Reading

Rose Institute Research Wins Awards at Crime Conference

Rose Institute of State and Local Government research assistants Jessica Jinn ’16 and Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben ’17 attended the Association for Criminal Justice Research (California)’s conference “Criminal Justice in a Community Perspective” on March 26-27. The conference was held at the Lion’s Gate Hotel in Sacramento. Each day consisted of a keynote speaker and various panels,… Continue Reading

Rose Institute Holds Redistricting Panel

Who Draws the Lines? Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Independent Redistricting Commissions? Monday, April 6, 2015 MMC Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Presentation starts at 12:00 p.m. The Elections Clause of the United States Constitution provides that the “Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall… Continue Reading

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 between budget sizes and the potential drivers for this difference. We then deep dive into two particular cities, Santa Monica and Ventura, to compare their… Continue Reading

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 primary election system. When voters passed Proposition 14 in 2010, the hope was that new election rules would alter the behavior of legislators. Whether this… Continue Reading

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 by Michael Barone at Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Barone started his visit with a reception with Rose Institute and Salvatori Center students. He then addressed… Continue Reading