Resources

State Government Resources

Pennsylvania's Official Web Site

www.state.pa.us

The official website of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

www.governor.state.pa.us

Official website for Office of the Governor.

Pennsylvania Legislature

www.legis.state.pa.us

Official website of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania

www.pacourts.us

Official website for the Judicial System in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Bulletin

www.pabulletin.com

The Pennsylvania Bulletin Online includes the following: Statewide and local court rules; the Governor's Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; and State agency notices.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

www.pema.state.pa.us

PEMA's Mission is to save lives, reduce suffering, and protect property and the environment by leading and coordinating Commonwealth agencies and resources to prevent, protect, prepare, respond and recover from any man-made or natural disaster.

Pennsylvania Homeland Security

www.homelandsecurity.state.pa.us

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security coordinates homeland security activities by working with our federal partners, other Pennsylvania departments and agencies, regional task forces, local governments and the private sector.

State senator directory

www.legis.state.pa.us...

This webpage from the Pennsylvania Legislature’s website shows the current Pennsylvania Senators by district.

State representative directory

www.legis.state.pa.us...

This webpage from the Pennsylvania Legislature’s website shows the current Pennsylvania Representatives by district.

State Senators contact

www.state.pa.us...

This webpage from the Pennsylvania Legislature website allows you to contact your State Senator through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter.

State Representatives contact

www.legis.state.pa.us...

This webpage from the Pennsylvania Legislature website allows you to contact your State Representative through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter.

Legislation search

www.legis.state.pa.us...

This webpage allows you to search for bills and amendments and track specific legislation in Pennsylvania.

Find your municipality

munstatspa.dced.state.pa.us/FindLocalTax.aspx?T=1

This tool, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, identifies your municipality, county, and school district by your home address.

Please note that a list of State Agencies and their respective websites can be found in Chapter 4: The Executive Branch.

For Municipalities

Pennsylvania municipal Web sites

http://sites.state.pa.us/govlocal.html?papowerPNavCtr=|30207|#30214

A list of websites for individual municipalities in Pennsylvania.

Governor's Center for Local Government Services

www.newpa.com

The Governor's Center for Local Government Services serves as a resource for local government officials, developers, and citizens interested in planning to improve, grow and enhance communities. It provides valuable tools that will support wise land use decisions and encourage economic development, a healthy environment, and strong communities.

Local Government Commission

www.lgc.state.pa.us

The Commission is comprised of five Senators and five House Members, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House, respectively. It is a bipartisan legislative service agency affording research assistance to the General Assembly, collectively, and to individual Legislators as well. Another primary function of the Commission is to propose legislation that will enable local governments to be more effective and efficient in providing services.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

www.dced.state.pa.us

The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

www.pacounties.org

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is a statewide, nonprofit, bipartisan association representing the commissioners, chief clerks, administrators, their equivalents in home rule counties, and solicitors of Pennsylvania's sixty-seven counties.

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

www.psats.org

The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors is committed to preserving and strengthening township government by lobbying state and federal lawmakers and educating and informing its members through workshops, an annual conference and trade show, and award-winning publications.

Pennsylvania Municipal League

www.pamunicipalleague.org

The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, the PML represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, town, boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League’s municipal policy interests. PML’s mission is to strengthen, empower, and advocate for effective local government.

Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

www.boroughs.org

From Bucks County to Erie County, the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) has been serving boroughs across the Commonwealth for more than 100 years. PSAB represents the 957 boroughs that are home to more than 2.6 million residents. PSAB is a non-profit and non-partisan association, operated by the boroughs of the Commonwealth, to promote effective local government practices. Pennsylvania’s boroughs – urban to rural - band together to create effective change in our communities.

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners

http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/...

The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners (PSATC) represents Pennsylvania’s first class townships and their elected governing officials before the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Commonwealth’s various agencies. PSATC was founded in 1925 to distinguish itself from the second class townships which are much larger in number. Pennsylvania currently has 91 townships of the first class compared to 1,456 townships of the second class.

For School Districts

Pennsylvania Department of Education

www.pde.state.pa.us

The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.

Pennsylvania School Boards Association

www.psba.org

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards, pledged to the highest ideals of local lay leadership for the public schools of the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania School Boards Association, founded in 1895, has a rich history as the first school boards association established in the United States. Pennsylvania’s 4,500 school directors become members by virtue of election to their local board -- the board joins as a whole. Membership in PSBA is by school district or other eligible local education agency such as intermediate unit, vocational school or community college. Over the past several decades, voluntary membership by local school entities has been virtually 100%.

Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators

www.pasa-net.org

The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators is an organization that is instrumental in developing successful school leadership through advocacy, professional development, support, sustainment of high quality school administrators, and a statewide collegial network.

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials

www.pasbo.org

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) is a statewide association, 3,000 members strong. We are devoted to providing members with education, training, professional development and timely access to legislative and policy news.

Our membership base covers school professionals working in finance, accounting, operations, facilities, transportation, food service, technology, communications, human resources, purchasing and safety services. While diverse in areas of specialty, all members share a common goal - to support classroom learning in schools during good and bad economic times through smart business practices. PASBO helps make that goal a reality.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association

www.psea.org

PSEA is its members: 180,000 public school teachers and education support professionals, staff in state higher education institutions, nurses in health care facilities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers.

We represent the labor, policy, and professional interests of all members. PSEA bargains compensation and benefits, protects members’ rights, and advocates for their professions. PSEA members share a common purpose, vision, values and goals. We advocate for public education, children, and our members’ professions, whether they are teachers, maintenance employees, nurses, retirees, custodians, secretaries, classroom aides, school psychologists or librarians.

Other Web Resources

PennFUTURE

www.pennfuture.org

PennFuture was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Heinz Endowments in 1998 to conduct professional advocacy for strong environmental and public health policies. Over our organization's history, we've enjoyed significant policy victories that will protect public health and natural resources and move Pennsylvania toward a clean energy future and a green economy.

PennFuture has also provided tens of millions of dollars of pro bono legal services to citizens throughout Pennsylvania, establishing a long track record of successes that have set critical precedents, improved local conditions, reduced pollution, and ensured that local, state, and environmental laws are enforced.

Common Cause

www.commoncause.org

Common Cause is the original citizens’ lobby, founded in 1970 by John Gardner, and still battling for open, honest and accountable government in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 states.

Team Pennsylvania

www.teampa.com

Team Pennsylvania Foundation is a non-partisan, charitable, non-profit created in 1997 to bridge the gap between government and the private sector to allow both sides to partner for the betterment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The League of Women Voters

www.palwv.org

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) is a citizen organization that never supports or opposes a candidate or political party yet helps voters to learn about government issues and candidates. LWV studies and discusses issues to help members understand government problems so we can make informed decisions when voting and let our elected officials know where we stand on the issues.