Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.
The population of Pennsylvania’s rural counties is projected to decline 5.8% over the next 30 years, with the state projected to grow just 1.6% based on increases in urban population.
Report: Rural Pa. sees gains in migration, drop in birth rates
The reports, released by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a state legislative agency for rural policy, use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Health, to better understand the commonwealth’s rural areas, including who is moving into — and out — of them.
Staff shortages, ‘burdensome’ regulations among top hurdles for addiction treatment providers
At the three-hour-long public hearing hosted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a bipartisan and bicameral legislative agency, panelists provided lawmakers with an update on various efforts to stem the tide of opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths in the commonwealth.
Pa. broadband authority presents plan to improve high-speed internet access, infrastructure
The plan noted that approximately “2.6 million Pennsylvania residents in 1.3 million, or 26 percent of households—including 25 percent of Latino and 35 percent of Black American Households —either do not have access to or have not adopted high-speed broadband or may lack the skills to effectively use it.”
State officials throw their support behind ‘collaborative’ efforts to combat invasive species
The state spends $950K a year to fight invasive species, a top Wolf admin. official told a bicameral agency
Mail-in ballots and the Pa. Primary | The Numbers Racket
Curious what the demographics of those requests for mail-in ballots looks like across the state?