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Student Spotlight: Sean Rossman

Sean Rossman, a journalism and political science major in the Pennsylvania Capital Semester program, was determined to find an internship where he could learn every detail of the ins and outs of state government. Through an internship with Pennsylvania Legislative Services, he is doing just that. After just one week on the job, Sean had.. read more →

Fall 2012 Capital Semester Kick-off

The class of 2012 enjoyed two nights of orientation at the Capitol and at Temple University Harrisburg for the first two classes.  Pictured above are students and staff of the program. View past photos. In the Temple Review: A Capital Idea In the Temple News: A capital idea: New internship program connects Temple, Harrisburg read more →

Pennsylvania Capital Semester Commences

This September 1st marked the kickoff of the first Pennsylvania Capital Semester in Harrisburg. Nine Temple students were welcomed by the International House, where most students will be living, and Temple Harrisburg, where they also will attend classes. Both facilities are within a few blocks of each other and the Capitol building. The staff of.. read more →

PCNTV airs multi-part series on The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly

Beginning September 10 and running through September 13, PCNTV will air a multi-part series on The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly each night at 7pm. The papers explore the Assembly’s history, achievements, and evolving constitutional ground rules.  They also survey changes in legislative structure and practice under discussion by experts, critics, and legislators themselves in Pennsylvania and.. read more →

22 Aug 2012

Letter Announcing The Temple Papers on the PA General Assembly, Volumes IV and V

Letter Announcing The Temple Papers on the PA General Assembly, Volumes IV and V Volume IV: A Discussion of Topics Related to the Continuing Evolution of the Pennsylvania General Assembly Volume V: Literature Review: Findings from Academic Research on State Government Institutions and Reforms read more →

28 Jun 2012

IPA releases Volume III of Temple Papers

The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly- Volume III The Rules of the Game: How the Constitution Affects Lawmaking in Pennsylvania read more →

20 Apr 2012

The Institute for Public Affairs introduces The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly

The Institute for Public Affairs introduces The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a five-volume series that aims to assist the our legislature in representing citizens, making laws, and balancing the other branches. See below for the announcement of the papers and Volumes I and II of the series.  Other volumes will be published on.. read more →

26 Mar 2012

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

Download: Report: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 LegislativeModernization Commission: The Evolution of an Institution 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.. read more →

16 Dec 2011

IPA in collaboration with Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project releases policy report

Temple’s University’s Institute for Public Affairs in collaboration with Temple University’s Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project has just released: “Why the Conventional Wisdom about Reapportionment Reform May Be Wrong: The Case of ‘Safe’ and ‘Competitive’ State Senate Districts in Southeastern Pennsylvania” This policy report focuses on the constitutionally mandated legislative reapportionment undertaken every ten years following the decennial Census. It.. read more →

22 Nov 2011

The Rules of the Game: The Constitution and the Lawmaking Process

Download: The Rules of the Game: The Constitution and the Lawmaking Process Download: Research Note: Constitutional Constraints on Lawmaking View: Presented and Provided at the Pennsylvania General Assembly Members’ Symposium Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Policy Forum read more →

25 Oct 2011