An evidence-based exploration of the most important issues in Pennsylvania politics and policy today
Pennsylvania Politics and Policy
A Commonwealth Reader
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Edited by J. Wesley Leckrone and Michelle J. Atherton
The activities of state governments have always been important in the American federal system. However, recent partisan gridlock in Washington, DC has placed states at the forefront of policymaking as the national government maintains the status quo. Pennsylvania Politics and Policy, Volume 1 is designed to showcase current issues of interest to Pennsylvanians. This reader contains updated chapters from recent issues of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy on education, health care, public finance, tax policy, environmental policy, alcohol policy and more. Each chapter is supplemented by forums with arguments in support of or opposed to contested elements of state policy, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading.
J. Wesley Leckrone is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Widener University and Editor of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy.
Michelle J. Atherton is Associate Director of the Institute for Public Affairs at Temple University. She is Managing Editor of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy.