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The Consequences of the Government Shutdown on the Housing Market

On October 1, 2013, the United States Congress came to a stalemate and could not pass a budget bill, ultimately leading to the shutdown of the federal government. This shutdown caused many government institutions to cut unnecessary activities and furlough approximately 800,000 “non-essential” government employees. As a result of the shutdown, the housing market faced… Continue Reading

Governor Brown’s Decisions on Gun Control Laws

On October 11, California Governor Jerry Brown signed eleven gun control bills, while vetoing seven others. His veto of SB 374, which would have banned all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, was met with support from the National Rifle Association, which had threatened to file a lawsuit if the bill became law. Senate Pro Tem… Continue Reading

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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