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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.

Housing Conference: Homelessness is an Emergency! Mandate Reforms.

rustration with the homeless crisis was pervasive with the public officials who have wrestled with the problem and attended the Unhoused: Addressing Homelessness in California conference at the University of Southern California yesterday. The danger words “emergency,” “crisis,” and “urgency” were echoed in many talks and perhaps a hard-nosed solution arose. Fox & Hounds

Several Current And Former State Leaders Meet At USC For Homelessness Summit

A homelessness summit at the University of Southern California Schwarzenegger Institute brought together several current and former state leaders to discuss the idea of forcing cities and counties to do something about the problem. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg called it a “failure of imagination” on the part of state leaders to address the issue. KSRO

Faulconer Touts His Plans for Statewide Homelessness Solutions

Mayor Kevin Faulconer is taking his pitch for state homelessness reforms on the road. Faulconer gave a keynote address at a symposium on Thursday hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and Price Center for Social Innovation arguing the state must zero in on policies he believes have hampered the state’s response. Voice of San Diego

HUD Urges California to Solve Homelessness Crisis

Capital Public Radio reported that Dr. Benjamin Carson, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, urged California leaders to work with the Trump administration to solve the state’s homelessness issues. DS News

Garcetti and Trump officials enter a new phase of finding a fix for homelessness in L.A.

Taking the next step in months of negotiations over ways to combat L.A.’s homelessness crisis, Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday announced the formation of a joint working group. Although much about the collaboration remains unknown, the mayor and secretary said their staffs would be working together to identify red tape and other impediments to getting people off the streets and housed quickly. Los Angeles Times

To remove Trump from office, Democrats need these GOP senators.

As each day of the Intelligence Committee’s inquiry passes, it seems more likely that the House will deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate. At that point, the Constitution requires two-thirds of senators to vote to remove President Trump from office. That supermajority vote can happen only after a trial, over which Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will preside. The Washington Post

Random Audits and Regulatory Compliance

Rigorous policy evaluation often involves randomization, and both federal and state governments have used randomization for a variety of purposes for approximately two centuries. But in the particular context of random government audits, transparency of process is crucial—especially when non-compliance can have reputational effects. The Regulatory Review

California is on fire. This Republican ‘solution’ will only stoke the flames

California is on fire, and Republicans have a solution: pour gasoline on the flames.  As smoke choked the air – and as 180,000 people evacuated their homes and millions more endured blackouts – two Northern California legislators took the opportunity to continue the Republican Party’s ongoing war against … clean energy.  The Sacramento Bee