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Pacific in the Press - Rex Frazier, Jeff Michael, Patti McCarthy

Jun 8, 2015

quote of the week June 9Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the media in recent days:


Los Angeles Times
Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole
June 2, 2015
Students in the Legislative and Policy Clinic at McGeorge have drafted a bill to close a loophole that enables lobbying for $1 billion in state contracts for goods and services to go unreported. "I've told them we should call this the 'invisible death bill,'" said Rex Frazier, adjunct professor of law and the clinic's director. "There has to be an expectation that powerful lobbyists would be hesitant about a bill like this."
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Capital Public Radio
California Drought: Ag Industry 'Resilient'
June 1, 2015
"We haven't seen significant decline in jobs in 2014, some decline in production but in the grand scheme, in the overall scheme of the valley economy, agriculture has been fairly resilient," said Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
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Sacramento Business Journal
Forecast: Drought isn't stopping humming economy, yet
June 1, 2015
Despite the drought, business is humming statewide and any near-term effects of the dry spell are barely traceable, according a new report the Center for Business and Policy Research. The state unemployment rate will likely hover between 5 percent and 6 percent during the next four years, said Jeff Michael, director of the center. 
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The Modesto Bee
On Campus: Enoch teens seek to open eyes to violence; Summer reads
June 2, 2015
A summer reading list of titles by Pacific authors is the second item in the "On Campus" column. "Just in time for a summer read, University of the Pacific has put out a list of works by alumni and instructors," it says. Two titles are included: "Constructing Muslims in France: Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship," by alumna Jennifer Fredette and "The Lucas Effect: George Lucas and the New Hollywood," by Patti McCarthy, assistant professor of film studies and English.
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The Sacramento Bee
Pensions aren't being paid at expense of filling potholes
June 2, 2015
In this op-ed piece about public pensions, the president of Sacramento Area Fire Fighters cites research by the Center for Business and Policy Research, which found that CalSTRS payments generate an $11 billion boost to the economy.
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Ohio University

Fredette's book named to University of the Pacific summer reading list
June 1, 2015
 "Dr. Jennifer Fredette's book, Constructing Muslims in France: Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship, is one of five books named 'Summer reading titles by University of the Pacific authors.'" Fredette, who earned a degree in French and political science from Pacific in 2004, is now an assistant professor of public law at Ohio University.
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The Record
California faces $2.7 billion hit from drought
June 2, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented on a recent UC Davis study estimating the drought's impact on the state and regional economy. "Making a forecast like this is something like a three-combination pool shot," he noted.
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