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CORP Policy Brief: Hard Choices Ahead for PA School Districts

A recent policy brief from the Center on Regional Politics, “Hard Choices Still Ahead,” forecasts the fiscal future for all 500 school districts in PA for the period 2015-16 through 2019-20. The brief and supporting interactive graphics and maps project budget shortfalls that will require program cuts, higher taxes, or a combination of the two.. read more →

15 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

Medicaid Reform, Governor Wolf’s First Year, the 2016 Primary and More in a New Issue of COMMONWEALTH | A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

COMMONWEALTH, published by TU Press, presents its second issue under its new incarnation as a journal dedicated exclusively to politics and public policy in Pennsylvania. This issue features: The limits of Medicaid reform in PA: thinking regionally about access to insurance and health care A comparative analysis of Governor Wolf’s first year The 2016 presidential.. read more →

07 Dec 2016

PA Capital Semester: From Intern to Chief of Staff

Read the story of PA Capital Semester program alum, Tim Keller, now Chief of Staff to State Rep. Brian Sims.   read more →

From Student Intern to the Floor of the DNC

Read political science and media production student Alexa Monteleone’s story about her time with the Democratic National Convention. I interned at the DNC; next time I’ll be there as a pundit This program was made possible through the Institute for Public Affairs’ relationship with The Washington Center, which runs academic seminars in conjunction with the.. read more →

11 Aug 2016

A Harrisburg Internship Can Change Your Life

Read all about how the PA Capital Semester transforms students like Sociology major, Robyn Moore. read more →

Temple Owls on the Scene for the Democratic National Convention

Hundreds of students from across the country and around the world came to Temple University as part of The Washington Center’s academic seminar with the Democratic Convention. Temple is represented by 17 students helping out with voter outreach, party committees, advocacy groups, the media and more. Read about some of the Owls in the Philadelphia.. read more →

25 Jul 2016

Education Policy Featured in a Special Issue of: COMMONWEALTH | A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

COMMONWEALTH, published by TU Press, presents a special issue on education policy in Pennsylvania with articles and essays on: Contrasting views on abolishing the property tax to fund schools by a PA Senator (pro) and a Dartmouth College economist (con) What a student-based allocation system for education spending would mean in PA An evaluation of.. read more →

15 Jul 2016

The Problem of Funding Pensions: An Update

This Issue Memo from Temple’s Center on Regional Politics is a compendium of actions taken or proposed in Pennsylvania and other states and cities in the last several years as they struggle to fund and reform public pensions. It updates the report of a bipartisan public pension working group that identified options for funding and reforming.. read more →

13 Jun 2016

Alumnus Profile – Damien Bower hired in Office of Governor Tom Wolf

Recent alum of the PA Capital Semester, and recent Temple political science grad, Damien Bower, was hired by the Office of Governor Tom Wolf before he even graduated. Read more about his story on our PA Capital Semester alumni profile page. read more →