Policy Point of the Day Archive

November 09, 2018

According to the 2018 AARP Survey of Small Business Owners in PA, 86% agreed that the state should support a state retirement savings proposal. More than two-thirds say they are likely to participate in such a plan if it becomes available.

November 08, 2018

PA Early Learning Investment Commission has found that as many as 67.9% of all PA children under 5 need child care, as determined by those having all available parents in the workforce. Among those children, 42.2% come from families living under 200% of poverty.

November 07, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine estimates the US health care system wastes $765 billion each year, roughly 25% of all healthcare money spent. Of the wasted money, $210 billion goes to excessive or unnecessarily costly care including over treatment, superfluous testing or ineffective surgeries.

November 05, 2018

A recent Economic Policy Institute study concluded that the top 1% of US families had an income 26.3 times greater than the bottom 99% in 2015. In PA, the average salary for the top 1% was $1.1 million while $50,830 was for the bottom 99%.

November 02, 2018

US Census Bureau data stated that 24.2% of PA residents worked outside of their county of residence from 2012-2016.