Bear with me through the end of this rant. It is full of resources and is a useful example of how economics and context are important to understanding a policy. Happy Friday!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the statistics shared in class last night by our guest speaker. … Continue reading
Tim Draper’s “Six Californias” initiative failed to gather enough signatures for the 2016 ballot, according to the California Secretary of State. Draper spent more than $5 million to qualify the measure and questions the determination by the state. … Continue reading
What are your thoughts on the poster session? What worked? What could we do differently next year?
Any tips for next semester’s class?
You’ve all been wonderful to work with!
Since we just talked about bullying policy, I thought you might be interested in a free webinar on bullying and policy, sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The conference is being held in Washington, D.C., but is open to the public and being shared via the … Continue reading
The Supreme Court issued a decision today in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that “aggregate” limits on campaign donations were unconstitutional, freeing up individuals to donate to as many presidential candidates, congressional candidates, parties and some political action groups as they wish, as … Continue reading
I’ve had a scrap of paper from a magazine sitting on my desk for a year. I hate random scraps of paper, so I can tell you that I thought it was too important to throw away.
The first article the scrap cites found that low wages … Continue reading
In lieu of a “final,” I wanted to ask you to share your thoughts on what worked in CD 479 this semester and what I can do to improve the experience for next semester’s students. The only way that participating in this discussion will affect your grade is this: posting … Continue reading
AB 4, by Ammiano, would prevent local law enforcement from detaining persons based on their immigration status. The bill has passed the Assembly. Read more at Capitol Alert.