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House Democratic leaders work a cafeteria shift to build support for minimum wage hike

Wearing hairnets and plastic gloves, Rep. Jordan Harris and Rep. Joanna McClinton of Philadelphia — the Democratic whip and caucus chair, respectively — stocked Coke bottles and filled foam shells with BBQ chicken at the...

How Pennsylvania is trying to keep younger workers in the state

Pennsylvania is getting grayer by the day. This week on the Capital-Star, we’re exploring why young people are staying and leaving the commonwealth — and what the state can do to keep them. Have...

Should Pennsylvania invest money in organic agriculture? Some lawmakers aren’t so sure

A proposal to spend $1.6 million to help conventional farms convert to organic production methods drew criticism Wednesday from state lawmakers, who said it could pit the commonwealth’s farmers against one another.

This is why some counties are powerhouses for innovation – and others are not...

When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County, Calif. is way ahead of the rest of the US. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.

By accelerating opportunities for women, we’re building a stronger and more competitive Pa. |...

Gov. Tom Wolf has made creating educational opportunities for women and girls a top priority, First Lady Frances Wolf argues.
Pittsburgh is often portrayed as ground zero for Pennsylvania's population loss.

Don’t fear the brain drain: Why some economists aren’t worried about Pennsylvania’s youth loss

Pennsylvania is getting grayer by the day. This week on the Capital-Star, we’re exploring why young people are staying and leaving the commonwealth — and what the state can do to keep them. Have...

This map explains the depth of America’s affordable housing crisis | Tuesday Morning Coffee

No state has an adequate supply of homes for its poorest renters, a new report concludes

Working together, we can Restore Pa. | Tom Wolf

With Restore Pennsylvania, we can position our commonwealth for success.

Brain Boost: Here’s how Pa. can attract and retain young talent | Opinion

Institutions individually, and legislators collectively, must continually work to keep the costs of public and private education affordable in Pennsylvania.

Republicans on Pa. House committee advance bill to make sure new public hires know...

Pa. House Republicans are trying to enshrine some provisions of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in state law.