Policy Point of the Day Archive

July 27, 2017

PSDC reports that between 2005 and 2015, PA had a net loss of more than 3,600 businesses. Nevertheless, PA gained almost 225,000 employees and businesses’ payrolls increased by more than $27 billion, when adjusted for inflation. 

July 26, 2017

PA’s HealthyWoman Program is a free breast and cervical cancer early detention program for women ages 40-64 and under a certain income level based on household size. Serving 22,962 women, the program has detected 346 breast cancers and 317 cervical cancers. 

July 25, 2017

The PA Waste Industries Association has determined that the private-sector waste industries collect recyclables for 70% of PA municipalities. PA’s private waste industry has invested over $66 million into new recycling facilities and contributes over $3 billion to PA’s economy.  

July 24, 2017

The most recent report by PA’s Minimum Wage Advisory Board shows that inflation adversely affects the purchasing power of an unchanged minimum wage. Adjusting for projected inflation, the value of the 2016 minimum wage of $7.25 is projected to fall to $7.00 by 2018, as measured in 2016 dollars.

July 21, 2017

The International Nightlife Association has calculated that the bar and nightclub industry rakes in $710 billion in food and drinks across the country.