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About Us
Purpose
The Joint State Government Commission is the primary non-partisan research organization that serves the General Assembly. It provides the legislature with a readily available mechanism for conducting interdisciplinary studies.

The Commission is comprised of a diverse research staff experienced in statistical analysis, survey methods, report writing, making policy recommendations and drafting legislation.
Staff Services
The Commission's multidisciplinary staff provides services to legislative task forces and advisory committees, standing committees, and individual legislators.

There are two types of organizational structure that the Commission uses when conducting studies: task force and staff studies.

Task forces are typically utilized for large, complex areas of study. They consist of members of both the House and Senate, representing both caucuses. An advisory committee of experts is usually appointed to assist the task force and Commission. The goal of these studies is to reach consensus on recommendations to propose to the legislature.

Staff studies are of shorter duration and provide for the Commission to conduct independent research.


Committee Directory
Organization

The Commission was established as the primary research agency of the General Assembly by Act 459 of 1937. Leadership of the Commission resides in a 14 member Executive Committee.

OFFICERS


Chairman Vice Chairman
Representative Florindo J. Fabrizio Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.




EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Senate Members

House Members

Joseph B. Scarnati, III Sam Smith
President Pro Tempore Speaker

Dominic F. Pileggi

Mike Turzai
Majority Leader Majority Leader

Jay Costa

Frank Dermody
Minority Leader Minority Leader
Pat Browne
Stan Saylor
Majority Whip  Majority Whip
Anthony H. Williams
Mike Hanna
Minority Whip Minority Whip
John R. Gordner
Sandra Major
Chairman, Majority Caucus Chairman, Majority Caucus
Richard A. Kasunic
Dan Frankel
Chairman, Minority Caucus Chairman, Minority Caucus



, Executive Director


, Counsel
Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Baker, Wendy Executive Assistant/Office Manager 717-787-6361
Bogush, Mark Public Policy Analyst 717-772-1016
Dirckx, Michael Staff Attorney 717-787-4398
Elder, Susan Comptroller / Fiscal Analyst 717-787-6970
Feinberg, Larry Senior Attorney 717-787-6450
Grenoble, Ron Assistant Counsel 717-787-1003
Herman, Ted Public Policy Analyst 717-787-6617
Hursh, Yvonne Assistant Counsel 717-787-1906
Khanzhina, Helen Public Policy Analyst 717-787-6851
Kreiger, Michelle Administrative Assistant 717-787-6803
Pasewicz, Glenn Executive Director 717-787-4116
Rehrer, Steve Counsel 717-787-6422
JOINT STATE GOVERNMENT COMMISSION - GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
108 FINANCE BUILDING - HARRISBURG, PA 17120