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Local Government Commission


THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION is a bicameral, bipartisan legislative service agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Created in 1935 by an Act of Assembly, it is one of the oldest agencies of its kind in the country. Five Senate Members and five House Members, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, constitute the Commission. The ten Members, three from the majority party and two from the minority party in each chamber, collectively work by consensus for more effective and efficient local government.


The Commission serves as a specialized local government resource for legislators, caucus staff, committee staff and constituents on inquiries, issues and legislation, providing objective expertise in many facets of local government. It takes on long-term complex projects, producing results that may be more difficult to achieve, or cannot be achieved, through caucus staff or

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Local Government Management Fellowship | icma.org

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The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization. (Appointments may be extended beyond the one-year term.) Since the program’s launch in 2004, 30 alumni fellows have been hired as chief administrative officers or assistant chief administrative officers; many others are in senior positions in local government. See where Fellows are now. 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the Local Government Management Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a recent graduate or student enrolled in a public administration, public policy, or
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Federal, State, & Local Governments



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Government finances include revenues, expenditures (spending), debt, and assets (cash and security holdings). Although states and local governments differ among one another in how they record their activities in their legislation and accounting systems, the Census Bureau classifies their data into standard categories so that they may be compared more easily.

These statistics are collected quarterly or annually. Every fifth year (years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’) the Census of Governments is conducted. The same questions are asked as in the annual

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State and local government news and analysis

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Coronavirus Response Resources Guide for Government Leaders






The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.


By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor  |  March 20, 2020

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Future in Context

Learning to Deal with the Coronavirus Through Literature






In uncertain times, we search for assurances. The humanities, including stories about coping with past plagues, provide a powerful reference to how things can be made right again.


By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  March 20, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Two Tales of Modern Urban Architecture in the South





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2012 Census of Governments

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Census of Governments of all state and local government organization units every 5 years, for years ending in 2 and 7, as required by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 161. The collection of these data will

  • Identify the scope and nature of the nation’s state and local governments.
  • Classify local government organizations, powers, and activities.
  • Provide authoritative benchmark
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