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A Brief History of the Rose Institute’s 40 Years

This year, the Rose Institute celebrated its 40th anniversary. In its four decades, it has seen three directors, a spectacular new view from the fourth floor of the impressive Kravis Center, hundreds of student researcher alumni, a wealth of accomplishments and fond memories too numerous to list. When the Rose Institute first came to be,… Continue Reading

Inland Empire Forecast Conference in Ontario is a Success

On October 9, Claremont McKenna’s Inland Empire Center and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management held the fourth annual CMC-UCLA Inland Empire Forecast Conference at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. The Inland Empire Center (IEC) is a collaborative effort between the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the Lowe Institute of… Continue Reading

Rose Institute hosts talk with Congressman and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy

On Thursday, April 12th, the Rose Institute and the Kravis Leadership Institute jointly sponsored an Athenaeum talk and meeting with Rose and KLI students with Congressman and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.  McCarthy spoke about his experiences in college, his early career and small business ventures, and his ascension to the California State Assembly, where he was the first freshman Republican legislator in state history elected to assume the top Republican post in the California State Assembly.

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Rose Institute hosts panel discussion of Texas vs. California politics

On April 3rd, the Rose Institute hosted an academic panel at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum entitled “As Texas Goes . . . How California Lost Its Edge.” The panel featured Chuck DeVore ’85, a Visiting Senior Scholar for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; Erica Grieder, the southwest correspondent for The Economist; and Eric Helland, the Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College. Focusing on policy and demographic differences between California—a state that has witnessed significant economic decline—and Texas, the panel aimed to facilitate a discussion about what California can learn from Texas’s pro-growth policy model.

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2012: Ray Remy receives Rose Award for Public Service

On Saturday March 25th, Ray Remy (CMC ‘59) was awarded the Rose Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service. The Rose Award acknowledges an individual or organization that demonstrates an enduring commitment to exemplary public service. Honor, integrity, leadership, and a philanthropic spirit are among the defining characteristics of this individual or organization.

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Rose Fellow Doug Johnson on Ballot Designation Challenges

On March 23rd, the San Bernardino Sun published an article titled “Ramos funds legal action against opponent Derry, seeking removal of term ‘businessman’.” The article centers on the request of a supporter of Board of Supervisors candidate James Ramos’ for a judge to order Ramos’ opponent, incumbent Niel Derry, to remove the word businessman from Derry’s ballot statement. 

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Rose Fellow Doug Johnson on Shifting Demographics

On March 18th, the Pasadena Star News published an article titled “State’s 49th Assembly District home to changing demographic and multi-ethnic coalition”. The article discusses the shifting demographics of the San Gabriel Valley, and the formation of a multi-ethnic coalition, and what these changes mean for the state and the nation. 

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Rose Fellow Doug Johnson on Competitive Local Primary Races

On March 12th, The San Bernardino Sun posted an article titled “California Republican Party announces endorsements picks Miller over Dutton”. The article discussed the Republican Party’s endorsement of longtime lawmaker Rep. Gary Miller the 31st Congressional District seat and the strong competition Miller continues to face from state Sen. Bob Dutton (R). The article also covers the lack of a GOP endorsement for the 8th Congressional District, a large area including most of the eastern end of San Bernardino County and extending northward into Inyo County.

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California Pension Reform: Gov. Brown and Republicans vs. Democrats?

California’s pension problems are well-documented. According to a report by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the state’s public employee pension system is underfunded by $535 billion.  $360 billion would have to be injected into pension and health care benefit systems immediately just to give California an 80 percent chance of meeting 80 percent of the obligations in 16 years.

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