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ADUs can help the Inland Empire meet housing needs.” George Ashford and Kenneth P. Miller, Redlands Daily Facts, May 4, 2024.

“Should S.F.’s mayor get more power? Here’s what one powerful moderate group is pushing.” St. John Barned-Smith, San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2024.

“Can Ontario airport count on cargo growth. Nikhil Agarwal and Kenneth P. Miller,  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, February 22, 2024.

San Francisco Report (August 2023)

“Special Report: Experts at Claremont McKenna Diagnose the Roots of SF’s Dysfunction,” TogetherSF Action Blog, August 21, 2023.

“How San Francisco Should Streamline its Governance,” Holly Quan, KCBS Radio, August 22, 2023.

“New report suggests San Francisco Mayor should have more power,” Sergio Quintana, NBC Bay Area, August 22, 2023.

“City Hall is failing’: New report says San Francisco is broken, offers roadmap to fix it, St. John Marned-Smith, J.D. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, August 22, 2023. 

“Does San Francisco’s Mayor Need More Power? This Group Says Yes,” Josh Koehn, San Francisco Standard, August 22, 2023.

“San Francisco hit with ‘tidal wave’ of fentanyl overdose deaths as city on track record to set grim record,” Marjorie Hernandez, New York Post, August 22, 2023.

“California Today,” Soumya Karlamangla, The New York Times, August 23, 2023.

“SF Mayor Breed may be given more power by voters. Here’s why.” J.D. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, October 31, 2023.

“San Francisco Lawmaker Floats Plan To Bolster Power of Mayor’s Office,” Annie Gaus, San Francisco Standard, October 31, 2023.

“Sequoia Icon Michael Moritz Bets $300 Million on Reshaping San Francisco,” Biz Carson and Sarah McBride, Bloomberg, November 15, 2023.

“San Francisco Residents Could Vote on Drastic Reforms to City Hall Next Year,” Mike Ege, San Francisco Standard, December 5, 2023.

“To fix San Francisco, moderate group wants voters to add to mayor’s power,” St. John Barned Smith, J.D. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, December 19, 2023.


Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey (December 2022)

3 of Texas’ largest cities among least expensive to do business in: survey,” KDAF, Dallas, TX, December 19, 2022.

Two DFW cities listed among the least expensive for doing business, study shows,” Davie Nguyen, Dallas Business Journal, December 20, 2022.

ABC Big 2 News/KMID in Odessa, TX (the Texas Business Report segment also ran on Good Day Lubbock/KJTV in Lubbock, TX, and The Morning Loop on CBS19 News in Tyler, TX), December 20, 2022.

“Yucaipa, an inexpensive city to do business,” James Folmer, Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror, December 22, 2022.

“The high cost of ‘doing business’ is causing companies to flee California, survey shows,” Iman Palm, KTLA 5, December 22, 2022.

3+ minute TV broadcast on the Rynor Report via ABC (this ran on KXTV during the 6 p.m. hour on Dec. 23, 2022 (after ABC World News Tonight With David Muir) and the 6 a.m. hour on December 24, 2022; and KFMB during the 5 a.m. hour on December 26, 2022).

“Residents aren’t only ones leaving California,” Opinion, Antelope Valley Press, December 27, 2022.

 “Why firms pick up stakes from our costly state,” The Editorial Board, Southern California News Group, Dec. 29, 2022 (published in several SCNG publications, including the Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Pasadena Star News, Riverside Press-Enterprise, and San Bernardino Sun).

“Culver City Tops List of Most Expensive Cities for Business,” Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal, January 9, 2023.

“Adelanto 2023: New hotels, solar projects, travel center, homes and more,” Rene Ray De La Cruz, Victorville Daily Press, January 9, 2023.

“Californians are pouring into Nevada. Not everyone is happy about it,” Noah Bierman, Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2023.

“Thousands of California businesses have fled Golden State for Las Vegas,” McKenna Ross, Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 28, 2023.

“Culver City Ranked Most Expensive for Businesses in LA County and Western U.S.” Dolores Quintana, Westside Today, March 9, 2023.

“Texas Sees Growth Despite Downturn as Companies and Startups Flee California to Trade High Costs for Texas’ Tax Incentives,” Jeannine Mancini, yahoo!finance, March 16, 2023.



“The Politics of California and New York and How Voters in Both States View Their Political Institutions,” (15:58) KPCC Air-Talk with Larry Mantle, September 21, 2021

“Rose Institute gauges voter attitudes,” Claremont McKenna College, CMC Currents, September 29, 2021

 “California vs. Florida: A tale of two Americas,” Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2023.

“Why Californicating the United States isn’t going well,” Kerry Jackson, Fox News, January 12, 2024.


Texas | California

“La Californie et le Texas se sont lancésdans une bataille idéologique,” Le Monde, February 1, 2021

“Texas’s latest boom is its biggest yet,” Alexandra Suich Bass, The Economist, March 16, 2023. (KPM commentary).



“Census 2020: Los Angeles County’s loss could be the Inland Empire’s gain in 2021 redistricting,” Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise,  April 22, 2019

“LA has the Most to Lose in Census Undercount, Study finds,” Mark Hedin, Siliconeer, April 29, 2019

“California on track to lose at least one congressional seat after 2020 Census,” Emily Cadei, The Sacramento Bee, updated May 14, 2019

“LA Could Lose A Congressional Seat — Here’s Why,” Caroline Champlin, LAist, April 27, 2020

“Southern California Could Lose Two Congressional Seats After 2020 Census,” Caroline Champlin, LAist, July 23, 2020.


“Judge ‘miffed’ lawmakers hired expert to criticize special master rather than help,” Melissa Boughton, The Progressive Post, January 5, 2018

“Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts, right now,” Amber Phillips, The Washington Post, January 28, 2017

“California Redistricting History and Process,” Interview on C-Span, October 1991


“District Elections are Growing But Most Cities in High Desert Stay At-Large,” Shea Johnson, Daily Press,  July 21, 2018


California Voting Rights Act

“Local district elections open doors for minorities in Orange County cities,” Joe Nelson, Orange County Register, October 12 2020.

“A ‘low-profile’ revolution’ changes local governments,” Dan Walters,  CALMatters, August 26, 2018.

Racial bias claims prompt Morgan Hill to switch to district elections,” Tatiana Sanchez, Mercury News, July 25, 2017.

“District elections would diversify city council,” Jatzibe Sandoval,, July 20, 2017.

“California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration,” Dane Hutchings, Western City, February 2017.

“Voting by district gives Latino candidates a boost in Orange County,” Jill Replogle, Laist 89.3 KPCC, December 9, 2016.

“California Voters Approve Changes in Local Government and Elect More Latinos to City Councils,” PublicCEO, November 16, 2016.

“Local voting in historic upheaval as cities change how officials are elected,” Chris Haire, The Orange County Register, October 23, 2016.


Video Voter

“Video series on California’s 2020 Ballot Measures,” The Press, November 11, 2020.

With a Republican Congress and White House, efforts to regulate drug prices could flag,” Pauline Bartolone, The Orange County Register, November 14, 2016.

California’s Drug Price Initiative: Will Voters ‘Send A Signal To Washington’?” Pauline Bartolone, KFF Health News, November 7, 2016.

“A Guide to California’s Ballot Measures,” on the Rose Institute of State and Local Government:”, October 26, 2016.

“Prop prep: Californians tackle jumbo ballot with humor,” Katherine Seligman, CALMatters, October 27, 2016 updated June 23, 2020.

“Can’t Figure Out the Ballot Measures? Video Voter Will Help You Out,” Fox & Hounds, October 2016.

“Momentum To Regulate Drug Prices Uncertain After Prop 61 Defeat, Republican Victories,” Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline, November 10, 2016.

“A bill aimed at increasing voter participation in LA County is creating a lot of confusion, frustration,” Stephanie Baer, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, October 31, 2016 updated August 30, 2017.




SoCal Connected on CD31 election

Al Jazeera America “Committees Gone Wild”

CNN transcript:


Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business

2016-2017 Survey 

2016-2017 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey Report,” PRNewsWire, December 19, 2017.

“Survey: Santa Clarita Among County’s Best in Cost of Doing Business,” City of Santa Clarita, SCV News, January 22, 2018.

“Santa Clarita Rated Among Best For Cost Of Doing Business In SoCal,” Devon Miller, KHTS Radio, January 22, 2018.

2015-2016 Survey 

“Annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey Report,” PR News Wire, November 21, 2016.

“Cost of doing business in California keeps rising,” The Editorial Board, The San Bernardino Sun, November 29, 2016.


Rose in the Movies

  1. Fellow Douglas Johnson was interviewed (at the 5:01 minute mark) and students made a lot of maps for the 2008 Gerrymandering documentary:
  2. In a big project, we made maps for the documentary about gangs in Los Angeles, called “Made in America”:  The map of the crisps and bloods territory appears, after considerable work by their graphic artists, briefly at the 3:30 minute mark and then in much more detail at the 32:20 minute mark, and there is a thanks to the Rose Institute in the closing credits.



“New Evidence Confirms Widespread Support for the Death Penalty,” Joseph Bessette, Andrew Sinclair, Real Clear Policy, August 16, 2021.

“Woodlands district elections are helping minorities,” Jim Smith, Daily Democrat, November 2, 2020.

“Goodbye, L.A. and San Francisco. Hello, Riverside and Central Valley. California moves east,” Sarah Parvini, Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2022.

“Why Trump Is Favored to Win The 2024 Republican Presidential Primary,” Nathaniel Rakish, FiveThirtyEight, November 15, 2022.

San Diego could lose a congressional seat after the 2020 Census, expert says,” Derek Staahl, ABC 10News San Diego, October 20, 2020.

“Local district elections open doors for minorities in Orange County cities,” Joe Nelson, Orange County Register, updated October 15, 2020.

“Latinos hold almost half of all elected positions in Fresno County. Here’s how they made gains,” Nadia Lopez, Sacramento Bee, October 12, 2020.

“Study: In a first, California poised to lose House seats,” Brooke Stagg, Orange County Register,

“Walters: Three California crises spawn a fourth — the census,” Dan Walters, The Mercury News, July 15, 2020.

” Three California crises spawn a fourth,” Dan Walters, CALmatters Commentary, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, July 16, 2020.

“Three California crises spawn a fourth,” Dan Walters, CALmatters, July 16, 2o20 updated July 20, 2020.

“Three California crises spawn a fourth,” Dan Walters, The Orange County Register, July 16, 2020.

“Three California crises spawn a fourth,” Dan Walter, East Bay Times, July 15, 2020.

“Three California crises spawn a fourth,” Dan Walter, CALmatters Commentary, Los Angeles Daily News, July 16, 2020.