Local Government Commission
A LEGISLATIVE SERVICE AGENCY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
What is the Local Government Commission?
The Local Government Commission—a bicameral, bipartisan legislative service agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly created in 1935 by an Act of Assembly—is one of the oldest agencies of its kind in the country. Five Senators and five Representatives, 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. Click here for a brochure.