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Do political term limits work?

Do political term limits work?

June 21, 2019

Rochester political scientist Lynda Powell, who has studied the effects of legislative term limits since 1995, testified on Capitol Hill about her research findings on the matter.

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American Elections class zeroes in on Clinton, Trump matchup

American Elections class zeroes in on Clinton, Trump matchup

November 4, 2016

As a freshman, Skylar Cerbone ’20 normally wouldn’t take Lynda Powell’s intermediate course, American Elections, this fall. But Cerbone didn’t want to wait. “It’s a presidential election year,” the political science major says. “I had to take this class now. It’s too important not to.”

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Money in politics: What do donations buy?

Money in politics: What do donations buy?

April 27, 2015

An unethical, quid pro quo relationship between legislators and their donors is hard to prove and, experts say, unlikely for the vast majority of lawmakers. But some say the money flowing into the war chests of politicians affects their psyche, not their floor votes.

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A citizen’s guide to buying political access

A citizen’s guide to buying political access

November 18, 2014

“The dollar amount it takes to become a significant donor — where at least a staff member will talk to you if you call up the office — varies a lot across the states,” said Lynda W. Powell, a political science professor at the University of Rochester, whose study on the topic was published in her book “The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures.”

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Political science researchers earn top awards

Political science researchers earn top awards

August 22, 2014

Lynda Powell, Gerald Gamm, G. Bingham Powell, Jr., and Hein Goemans will be recognized for their award-winning research during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in August.

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Lynda Powell Wins Fenno Prize

Lynda Powell Wins Fenno Prize

July 17, 2013

The Fenno Prize is awarded annually for the best book in legislative studies, in this case, Lynda Powell’ls The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures

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