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Commonwealth:  A Journal of Political Science is hosted by the Institute for Public Affairs here.

Center on Regional Politics Policy Brief – Eileen McNulty
Growth and Stability in Public School Revenue Sources: Can We Have Both?

Center on Regional Politics Policy Brief – Dave Davare
Explaining School Fund Balances: Are PA Schools, with $4.3 Billion in Reserve Funds, Really Flush? Just the (Dry) Facts

Center on Regional Politics Issue Memo – Eileen McNulty
How Pennsylvania Funds Public Schools: The Story of the Local Share

Center on Regional Politics Issue Memo – Michelle J. Atherton
How Pennsylvania Funds Public Schools: The Story of the State Share

Center on Regional Politics
June 2013 Pension Working Group Report

Center on Regional Politics Case History – Patrick Kerkstra
Taking Care of Our Own: How Democrats, Republicans, Business and Labor Saved Thousands of Jobs and Our Refineries

Center on Regional Politics Issue Memo
The Problem of Funding Pensions: September 2012

I. Joseph P. McLaughlin
The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Volume I: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 Legislative Modernization Commission: The Evolution of an Institution

II. Van Huynh, Shelly Forrester, Michelle J. Atherton, Mike Cassidy, and Joseph P. McLaughlin
The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Volume II: The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s Greatest Achievements  AND The Parties’ Roles in Enacting Important Laws 1968-2008

III. John P. Krill, Jr., Michael R. Dimino, Sr., and Michelle J. Atherton
The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Volume III: The Rules of the Game: How the Constitution Affects Lawmaking in Pennsylvania

IV. Richard A. Stafford, Joseph P. McLaughlin, Michelle J. Atherton, Megan Mullin, and Nathan Shrader
The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Volume IV: A Discussion of Topics Related to the Continuing Evolution of the Pennsylvania General Assembly

V. Megan Mullin
The Temple Papers on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Volume V: Literature Review: Findings from Academic Research on  State Government Institutions and Reforms

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

Joseph P. McLaughlin
The Temple Municipal Governance Survey: How Pennsylvanians View Their Local Governments, including comments on the results of Allegheny County’s Deliberative Democracy Poll

Joseph P. McLaughlin, Michelle J. Atherton and Katrina Morrison
Legislative Approaches to Right-Sizing Municipal Services

Joseph Bafumi, Robert S. Erikson and Christopher Wlezien
Ideological Balancing, Generic Polls and Midterms Congressional Elections

Robert S. Erikson and Christopher Wlezien
Are Political Markets Really Superior to Polls as Election Predictors?

Joseph Bafumi, Robert S. Erikson and Christopher Wlezien
Forecasting House Seats from Generic Congressional Polls

David Elesh
Is City Population Growth Always Good and Loss Bad?