Ian O’Grady’15 awarded the 2017 Marshall Scholarship

Former Rose Institute student manager, Ian E. O’Grady’15, has been named recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for 2017. He will be pursuing MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at Oxford University beginning October of 2017. All of us at the Rose Institute are so proud of Ian, who effectively led a staff of 35 undergraduates… Continue Reading

The 21st Kosmont Cost of Doing Business Survey

On November 14, 2016, the Rose Institute, in collaboration with Kosmont Companies, released its 21st edition of the annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey. This survey profiles 305 cities in California and the Western United States, analyzing business fees and taxes, economic opportunity, and relative area costs. The report also includes an Executive… Continue Reading

Rose Review Fall 2016

Rose Review Fall 2016

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College has released the Fall 2016 Edition of the Rose Review. This publication features the Director’s Report from Andrew E. Busch, PhD, the Student Managers Update from Tim Plummer ’17 and Tyler Finn ’17, and includes Project Updates from Rose Research Assistants. The issue… Continue Reading

The Rose Institute Introduces the Fall 2016 Inland Empire Outlook

The Rose Institute is pleased to introduce the Fall 2016 edition of the Inland Empire Outlook. This issue includes articles highlighting the new Rose Institute Video Voter Series, renewable energy in California, the local control funding formula in Riverside County, and bilingual education in the Inland Empire. The publication features research articles written by Timothy… Continue Reading

The Rose Institute Releases the 2016 Video Voter Series

October 3, 2016 The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College today released “Video Voter: A Guide to California’s Ballot Measures.” This year, California voters are faced with 17 statewide measures on issues including abolition of the death penalty, legalization of marijuana, a $2 increase in the cigarette tax, and a… Continue Reading

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

The Crime Funnel

The Crime Funnel

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government presents its first comprehensive analysis of crime and criminal justice in the United States in our first report on the Crime Funnel Project. A crime funnel is a succinct way to display the likelihood that the commission of a crime will result in an arrest, a felony… Continue Reading

Three Strikes Analysis: Comparison of Offense Types in Urban Counties

In 1994 California voters enacted the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” initiative in response to the murder of Kimber Reynolds. Spearheaded by Reynolds’ father, the initiative focused on imposing life sentences for crimes if the defendant had two prior convictions that fell under California Penal Code definitions of “serious” or “violent.” Although this initiative passed… Continue Reading

Three Strikes Analysis: Urban vs. Rural Counties Analysis

The Three Strikes Law, originally titled Three Strikes and You’re Out, was passed by California voters in 1994 with an overwhelming majority. The law attempted to isolate career criminals by imposing lifetime sentences for conviction of their second or third offenses. Under the law, offenders with one serious or violent felony conviction would face a… Continue Reading

Three Strikes Analysis: Strike Population by Offense

In 1994, California voters enacted the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” initiative in response to the murder of Kimber Reynolds. Spearheaded by Reynolds’ father, the initiative focused on imposing life sentences for crimes if the defendant had two prior convictions that fell under California Penal Code de nitions of “serious” or “violent.” Although this initiative… Continue Reading

A Luncheon with California Treasurer John Chiang

A Luncheon with California Treasurer John Chiang

California Treasurer John Chiang spoke with assembled students and faculty in a luncheon discussion, jointly hosted by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the Kravis Leadership Institute, on April 23, 2016. Mr. Chiang was the California State Controller from 2007 to 2015 and a member of the California Board of Equalization from… Continue Reading

Rose Institute Launches New Society for Alumni

Rose Institute Launches New Society for Alumni

This year, the Rose Institute is establishing a society for its alumni. Over the past four decades, more than 400 outstanding Claremont McKenna College students have worked as research assistants at the Institute before moving on to accomplish great things in the wider world. As a group, our alumni are highly loyal to the “Rose… Continue Reading

Presidential Primaries in California

Presidential Primaries in California

On June 7, 2016, voters in California will weigh in on the presidential race during the state’s Republican and Democratic primaries. California’s presidential primary has historically attracted little attention because it takes place so late in the primary season. This year, however, as the races for both the Democratic and Republican nominations remain contested, the… Continue Reading

Envisioning a New Ontario Airport: A Conference on the Future of Ontario Airport Under Local Control

Envisioning a New Ontario Airport: A Conference on the Future of Ontario Airport Under Local Control

On Friday, March 4, 2016, The Inland Empire Center for Economics and Public Policy (a joint venture of Rose Institute of State and Local Government and Lowe Institute of Political Economy) hosted “Envisioning a New Ontario Airport: A Conference on the Future of Ontario Airport Under Local Control.” The new CEO of Ontario International Airport… Continue Reading