Social Policy & Programs Consulting
Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice
Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting ~ Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803 ~ Pittsburgh, PA 15227 ~ 412-310-4886 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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State and local governments function much like the federal government,
but often have different powers.
You can find links to your state and local government websites at
Those sites will contain links to state constitutions, local government charters, statutes, and agencies that provide public services.
Here are some articles on state and local government topics.
What are Authorities, Boards, and Commissions?
Glossary of Political Terms
Navigating the Bureaucracy
You Can Be a Lobbyist
The Legislative Process
Community Benefits Agreements
Our schools are supposed to teach this stuff, but they don't want you to know it.
Right to Work is a Scam
The laws do not protect your rights.
There is No Such Thing as a Good Cop
How to Prevent Police Crime
American Education: We Need Higher Standards
We Must Require More from Our Kids and Our Schools
Pennsylvania Can Solve UPMC Charity Status Debate
What the Pittsburgh Media Won't Tell You
Brentwood Officials Are Still Covering Up Police Crimes
Jonny Gammage's Death Didn't Wake Them Up.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
Allegheny County's RAD Tax