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State officials report more than 910k requests for mail-in, absentee ballots | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 14, 2022

State election officials are reminding voter who voted or plan to vote via mail-in ballot, to return ballots to their county board of elections as soon as possible.

House Dems to hold hearing on Pa.’s hemp industry | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 7, 2022

In 2021, the Pa. Agriculture Department reported that it issued 426 hemp growing permits.

Civil rights group sues Harrisburg over public gathering restrictions | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 30, 2022

Happy weekend, all.  A national civil rights organization filed a federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s Capital City on Friday, alleging its “burdensome and expensive” permitting process is a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The lawsuit, which was filed with the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, alleges […]

Your Capital-Star voting resources for the May 17 primary election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 23, 2022

May 2 is the deadline to register to vote, if you are not already registered.

Greener pastures: A look at state agencies’ sustainability efforts in 2021 | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 16, 2022

Some state agencies fared better than others when it came to energy use in 2021. 

Ag officials urge residents to trap invasive Spotted Lanternflies | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 9, 2022

That's the approach Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture officials highlighted this week on a visit to the the Indiana County Conservation District where state officials and researchers demonstrated how to use a circle trap to eliminate large numbers of spotted lanternflies without harming beneficial pollinators or small animals.

Pa. invests in pollinator research | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 2, 2022

The grants, the department said in a statement, are a way to support pollinator research and the state's $132.5 billion agriculture industry.

Legislation suggests a new way to support Pa. Children’s Trust Fund | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 19, 2022

The bill was introduced by state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Philadelphia, who is the minority chair of the PA House Children and Youth Committee and state Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, who is the committee’s majority chair.

Pa. flips the switch on electrical apprenticeships | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 12, 2022

Some $297K in state funding will help JATC of Shamokin Electricians IBEW LU 607 prepare apprentices for in-demand jobs.

Pa. eligible for $26.5M to reclaim abandoned mine land, Wolf says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 5, 2022

The $26.5 million is in addition to the $244.9 million announced by Wolf last month from the federal, bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Wolf signs Alzheimer’s, dementia ‘toolkit’ bill into law | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 12, 2022

“Our state’s aging population is one of the largest in the country, and it will only continue to grow. Legislation like this, which directly addresses the needs of Pennsylvania residents and establishes a foundation for future collaboration and intervention, are really where we see promise in Pennsylvania’s ability to address, and hopefully, curtail this public health crisis," Jennifer Ebersole, director of state government affairs for the Alzheimer’s Association said.

Are more green jobs headed for Pa.? | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 5, 2022

Green jobs are projected to grow 6.4 percent in Pa. over the next five years, according to a new report.