Federalism Links

Currently Under Construction

Federalism Sites

The Daniel J. Elazar Online Library @ The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs – Excellent access to Elazar’s writings and theories of federalism

International Association of Centres for Federal Studies

The Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government @ Lafayette College – The Meyner Center also has an interesting set of lectures posted on Youtube.

Center for State Constitutional Studies @ Rutgers-Camden

Centre for Federal Studies @ University of Kent

Publius: The Journal of Federalism

State Policy

Pew Center on the States

Stateline – news feeds on state politics and policy sponsored by Pew Center on the States

Council of State Governments

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Governors Association

Governing – blogs, news feeds and access to the magazine covering (mostly) state politics

StateImpact – new collaboration between NPR and its affiliates to provide local and state content

National Institute on Money in State Politics – source for information about campaign finance and lobbying information in the states. Has interactive maps and original research. On Twitter as @MoneyInPolitics

Research Centers/Academic Databases Concerning State Politics

Representation in American State Legislatures – 50 state database of roll call votes for various years.

State and Local Public Policies in the United States – database of public policies from all 50 states designed to help examine state ideology and individual freedom.

Local Policy

American City and County –  “the voice of state and local government since 1909.”  Great for practical examples of public administration and policy implementation

Institute for Local Government – excellent “plain English” breakdown of the functions of local government.  Promotes “good government”.

Pennsylvania Websites

Pennsylvania Policy Database Project @ Temple University

Quinnipiac Pennsylvania Polls – surveys of the Commonwealth’s opinions on state and national political figures and issues

Baer Growls – Veteran journalist covers Pennsylvania politics for the Philadelphia Daily News

Brad Bumsted – Veteran journalist covers Pennsylvania politics for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Capital Notebook – Blog and articles on PA politics from Harrisburg Patriot-News’ John Micek

Capital Ideas –  Blog on PA politics from Allentown Morning Call’s political reporters

Commonwealth Confidential – Blog on PA politics from Philadelphia Inquirer’s Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden

Early Returns – PA politics from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Politics PA – News on Pennsylvania politics for political junkies

Publius – Tom Ferrick’s blog on PA, Philadelphia and regional politics at Metropolis

Politically Uncorrected – Blog on PA politics from Terry Madonna (Franklin & Marshall College) and Michael Young (Michael Young Strategic Research)

State House Sound Bites – Blog on PA politics from WITF’s Mary Wilson

Other States:


California’s Capitol – a list of CA stories and insider gossip

Capitol Alert – the latest on California politics from the Sacramento Bee

PolitiCal – “On Politics in the Golden State” from the LA Times on Twitter @LATPoliticsCA


The Buzz: St. Petersburg Times blog on Florida politics

Florida Politics – award winning blog on Florida politics

Naked Politics – Miami Herald blog on Florida politics


Georgia Political and Policy Digest – Great aggregation of news stories about the Peach State from Fitzpatrick and Lewis Public Relations

Georgia Politics -“Day-to-day coverage of lawmakers under the Gold Dome & issues facing Georgia taxpayers” from the Atlanta Constitution-Journal

Peach Pundit – “Fresh political pickin’s from the Peach State”


Pure Politics – In depth coverage of politics in the Bluegrass State


Maryland Politics – “Your Source of News and Gossip from the Mason-Dixon Line to the Potomac” from the Baltimore Sun

Maryland Politics II – “News and Notes on Politics in Annapolis and the D.C. Suburbs” from the Washington Post


Hot Dish Politics – News on Minnesota and the US from the Minneapolis Star Tribune

Politics in Minnesota – News on the Gopher State from the St. Paul Legal Ledger

New Jersey:

NJ.com – Latest Garden State legislative and gubernatorial from a consortium of New Jersey newspapers

PolitickerNJ – Billed as the “virtual watercooler for the state’s political elite”

New York:

Capitol Tonight:  Includes “State of Politics” Blog on NY Politics

North Carolina:

Jones Street Chronicles – Blog covering NC legislative politics. Also links to the North Carolina Center for Voter Education.


Texas Politics – News on Texas from the Houston Chronicle

Texas Weekly – from the Texas Tribune


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s