Posted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Jasraj Sangha
Last day group picture in front of the Capitol (a few fellows are missing)
It was a summer not to forget! I want to take this opportunity to thank the Matsui Center for sending Berkeley students to intern in public service in California’s capital as Cal-in- Sacramento fellows. This summer wouldn’t have been the same if I had not received support from the program! Continue reading
Article originally posted on the California Business and Politics blog Fox & Hounds
. Monday, August 11, 2014
By Ethan Rarick and Jack Citrin
Ethan Rarick is the Director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service at the University of California, Berkeley. Jack Citrin is the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
We will say right up front that we believe there is no chance California will be allowed to subdivide itself into six states, a question that has submitted signatures in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 ballot. As we have explained elsewhere, we believe Congress would never approve such a plan, because it would dilute the political power of other states. But as a fun political exercise – and one that may yield some insights into the politics of California as it exists today – we analyzed how these six new states would shape up politically. (We’re not saying that any of these outcomes would be good or bad; we’re just presenting the data.)