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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.

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

With Climate Change, State & Local Leaders are Thinking Global

At first glance, they seemed to be strange bedfellows. So when Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s former Republican governor, teamed up earlier this year with former state senator and Democrat Kevin de León to combat traffic pollution, the union garnered plenty of attention. Bitterroot Magazine

Arnold Schwarzenegger Leaves CAA for UTA

Schwarzenegger founded the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at USC, the non-profit Regions of Climate Action and the After-School All-Stars Program. His passion for environmental issues also manifested in executive producing and starring in the Emmy-winning Showtime documentary Years of Living Dangerously, and his expertise in physical fitness led to serving as chairman of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Hollywood Reporter

PACE helps provide answers for environmental challenges

In order to achieve a bold vision of a cleaner energy future, more cities and states need to move at the local level to advance upgrades that can protect properties and saves lives. But despite a recent groundswell of political support for green initiatives, sustainability and resiliency upgrades remain limited and unaffordable for most Americans. The Washington Times