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16 Dec 2011

Report: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 LegislativeModernization Commission: The Evolution of an Institution

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Joseph P. McLaughlin, Jr., PhD, Director, Institute for Public Affairs

This brief history of the Pennsylvania General Assembly focuses on its institutional evolution around a key turning point: the bipartisan, bicameral vote to move from a part-time to a full-time legislature in 1968. This topic was the subject of a February 28, 2011, symposium for House and Senate members in the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

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