After months of contentious debate, Pennsylvania is the only state that is still operating without a budget.
Three more members of the Penn community were named to positions in the President's administration this summer.
The 2008 election may be over, but Pennsylvania is still the site of many interesting developments in the world of politics.
Ruth Simmons, the President of Brown University, wrote a letter to students last week expressing her opposition to legislation facing the Rhode Island state legislature that would allow cities and towns to levy taxes on colleges and universities.
Former adjunct law professor Ken Feinberg has been appointed by the Obama administration to oversee the compensation of executives at financial companies receiving government bailout money.
Penn alumnus and governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr., was nominated by Obama as the United States ambassador to China, and Penn Law professor William Burke-White has been appointed to a policy position in the U.S. Department of State.
On May 19, former Philadelphia Inspector General Seth Williams won the Democratic primary for the upcoming Philadelphia District Attorney election, surpassing his four rivals with over 40 percent of the vote.