Author Archives: Melissa Muller

Federalism in the 2016 Election

FEDERALISM IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION             The balance between the powers of the federal government and those of the states has been a matter of contention since the Constitutional Convention. Article IV, Paragraph 2, of the Constitution, referred to as the Supremacy Clause, established that federal laws and statutes hold precedence over state laws… Continue Reading

Rose Institute Hosts Michael Greve

The Rise of Executive Federalism Monday, April 20, 2015 MMC Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Presentation starts at 6:45 p.m. Sign up here. Modern federalism is the “cooperative” federalism of the New Deal. Politically, that regime has proven stupendously successful in doing what it was supposed to do: expand government at… Continue Reading

Unwinding Redevelopment Agencies

Written by Jessica Jin ’16 Over the past few decades, redevelopment agencies have operated as an influential and powerful conduit for California’s local governments to improve areas in need of economic growth. Originally authorized by the California State Legislature in 1945, redevelopment agencies were first conceived as a local tool to address regional economic issues.… Continue Reading