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PA Capital Semester Interns Win Awards

PA Capital Semester students, Taylor Allen and Jordan Holycross, received the Perseverance Award and the Leadership Award, respectively at Temple University Harrisburg on April 17, 2018. L to R: Roy Wells, Taylor Allen, Jordan Holycross, and Mike Cassidy. Mike Cassidy and Taylor Allen. read more →

New Issue of Commonwealth Released

Issue 20:1 of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy has been released. Articles include: A forum on the structural deficit of PA from representatives of the Commonwealth Foundation and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Identity change in conservation law enforcement A review of the property tax classification system in Philadelphia A research.. read more →

20 Mar 2018

PA Capital Semester Student Successfully Defends Original Legislation

The PA Capital Semester‘s Madison Gray successfully defended her original legislation as part of the PA House Fellowship program. Her legislation amends the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, to provide for the prohibition of source of income discrimination; and directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study. You can watch here. Madison Gray.. read more →

Washington Interns Meet Fellow Owls in DC

On November 13, our Washington Semester interns met and mingled with alumni owls at the lovely headquarters of The Washington Center, Temple’s partner that makes experiencing opportunities in DC possible for our students. Also represented were Temple’s Offices of Government Affairs, and Alumni Relations. Thank you to all who attended! Pictured above L to R:.. read more →

15 Nov 2017

Student Ideas Become Legislation in the PA Capital Semester

Follow this link to read about how the PA Capital Semester allows Temple students to experience drafting legislation that might become law through the eyes of Criminal Justice major, Kiryl Marchuk (CLA ’18). read more →

Former PA Capital Semester Interns – Where Are They Now?

Read the latest testimonial for the PA Capital Semester program from political science grad Mark Dinich, currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. read more →

CORP Policy Brief: Are PA Schools Holding Too Much in Reserve?

A recent policy brief from the Center on Regional Politics, “Explaining School Fund Balances: Are PA Schools, with a $4.7 Billion Fund Balance, Holding Too Much in Reserve?” provides data on the status of fund balances for Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts at the end of fiscal year 2015-16. The brief and supporting interactive maps and.. read more →

24 Jul 2017

Center on Regional Politics Spring 2017 Bulletin

This CORP Bulletin includes a letter from the director, and an overview of CORP’s second annual five-year fiscal forecast for all 500 school districts which projects that the vast majority will continue to face hard choices between budget cuts, higher taxes, or a combination of these often painful measures. Readers will also find inside the Bulletin the.. read more →

22 Mar 2017

Commonwealth Journal 18:2 | Governor Wolf’s First Year, 2016 PA Primaries, PA Medicaid Reform

The newest issue of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy looks at: The limits of Medicaid reform in PA Governor Wolf’s first year The 2016 presidential primary in PA The 2015 State Supreme Court election The issue also has a research note, “The Women of the Pennsylvania General Assembly: Explaining Women’s Representation in.. read more →

20 Mar 2017

New Members Roundtable, PA Capitol | January 24-25, 2017

The Pennsylvania Policy Forum, in cooperation with the bipartisan leadership of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, welcomed new members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly for a two-session roundtable January 24 and 25. The program focused on a history of the General Assembly, the role of the Constitution in lawmaking, and the nuts and bolts of the.. read more →

30 Jan 2017