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Pennsylvania Projects - Government of Pennsylvania by the Numbers

Directions: Use your online, research skills to obtain the information necessary to answer the questions.

1. How many Senators serve in the Pennsylvania General Assembly?

Compare that with the Federal government.
What is the ratio of the total number of federal Senators to the number of Pennsylvania Senators?


What is the term length for a Pennsylvania senator?

How many people does each Pennsylvania senator represent?


Name the Senator in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that represents you.


What is the salary of a Pennsylvania Senator?

What is the median income of households in your county?



2. How many Representatives are there in the Pennsylvania General Assembly?

Compare that with the Federal government.
What is the ratio of the total number of federal Representatives to the number of Pennsylvania Representatives?


What is the term length for a Pennsylvania Representative?

How many individuals does a Pennsylvania Representative represent?

Who is your Representative in the General Assembly?


How long has that person been serving in the General Assembly?

When will they be up for reelection?

What is the salary of a Pennsylvania Representative?


Which counties have the least and the most Representatives in the General Assembly?


Where in this range does your county fall?


Where does Pennsylvania rank, within the 50 states, for the size of its legislature?


3. Who is the chief elected official of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?


4. What is the minimum number of votes, a piece of legislation must receive, to be passed in Pennsylvania state government?


Give an example of one important piece of legislation passed, by Pennsylvania government, in the past few years.


How did it impact your life?


Who was the largest contributor to your state representative and to your state senator?


Challenge: Examine Redistricting

Explain how legislative district borders are decided in Pennsylvania.


How does this districting process affect Pennsylvania government?


Examine your Government's Demographic Statistics



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Posted 4/11/2007 by Cynthia J. O'Hora This work is released to the public domain.

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