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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

Fall 2011: Campaigns and Elections Speaker Series

Fall 2011 Monday, September 19, 2011: Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University “Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions” Monday, October 3, 2011: Costas Panagopoulos, Fordham University “Turning Out, Cashing In: Extrinsic Rewards, Intrinsic Motivation and Voting” Wednesday, October 12, 2011: Patrick Egan, New York University “Priorities, Performance, and Policies: The Unexpected Origins of the Parties’ Issue Reputations” Monday, October 24,.. read more →

Temple’s Pennsylvania Capital Semester, Fall 2011

The class of 2011: Jess Balick, Steve Woolf, Martie Baggett (Immaculata University), Ryan Smoker, Julie Carr, Josh Hoagland, Nicole Ridley, and Alex McNeil read more →

Presentation: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 Legislative Modernization Commission: A Brief History

Download: Presentation: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 Legislative Modernization Commission: A Brief History Presented to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Members’ Symposium Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Policy Forum read more →

28 Feb 2011