HARRISBURG (AP) – Official word that PA’s population growth continues to lag behind the nation’s marks the 10th consecutive decade the Keystone State has lost clout, even as it rose a notch to the fifth-most populous state. The Commonwealth will have one fewer electoral votes in presidential elections — from 20 to 19. It also will have one fewer U.S. House seats. Census figures show PA’s population crept to just over 13 million last year from 12.7 million in 2010, a 2.4% gain. That’s far behind the nation’s growth of 7.4%. That could mean the state will see a reduced share of federal money for Medicaid, social programs, and infrastructure.