Policy Point of the Day Archive

May 20, 2019

Debt.org has calculated that 70% of 2017 graduates left college with student loan debt with an average debt of $39,400.

May 17, 2019

Keystone Partnership has calculated that planting a single street tree can generate over $90,000 in economic benefits in the lifetime of the tree. Trees contribute to longer pavement life because they reduce the expansion and contraction of asphalt with their heating and cooling benefits.

May 16, 2019

ACES has found that PA has the most combined sewer overflows of any other state with billions of gallons of untreated sewage entering into PA waterways. This earned PA a D- on their 2018 annual report card.

May 15, 2019

According to tenmilliontrees.org, a healthy 100-foot-tall tree can absorb 11,000 gallons of water from ever hitting the soil. Planting trees can help with stormwater runoff, lightening the burden on our stormwater management systems and keeping our streams and waterways cleaner.

May 14, 2019

A 2018 carinsurance.com report ranked PA 42nd worst state for driving. The ranking includes factors such as insurance, traffic deaths, gas prices, car repairs, roads, traffic and extra costs. PA earned its ranking due to 57% of its roads and 42% of bridges being in poor or mediocre shape.