California’s Population-Growth Problem

Last week, the California Department of Finance announced that California’s population grew to 38.5 million, an increase of 335,000 (or 0.9%) between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. More problematic for the Golden State is that since 1999-2000, on average, the state has seen less than 1 percent growth per year. To understand why,…

The Growth Messages for California That Succeeded On 11/4

While California’s official November 4th election results won’t be finalized until the end of the month, we can still gauge the success of certain economic competitiveness messages. With national Republicans failing to pick up any California Congressional seats, the national messaging largely proved ineffective, even with a seemingly Republican-friendly electorate. Instead, it would appear that…