Policy Point of the Day Archive

November 22, 2017

The PA Game Commission estimated that PA’s 2016 wild turkey population was 205,000, slightly below the previous five-year average of 218,000 birds. 

November 21, 2017

The PUC has reported that PA’s Marcellus Shale Impact Fee revenue fell by nearly $15 million to $173 million over last year. This is the third straight year it declined and the lowest in the six years the impact fee has been implemented. Low natural gas prices and aging Marcellus Shale wells are responsible for the lack of impact fee revenue. 

November 20, 2017

According to the National Women’s Law Center, 7.1% of PA women ages 18-64 have no health insurance coverage while the national average is 11.3%. 

November 17, 2017

The 2017 Giving USA Report revealed that charitable donations in the US reached a record high of $390.05 billion in 2016, a 3% increase from 2015. A lot of the donations were directed to environment, women’s issues, social services and the arts. 

November 16, 2017

The PA State Data Center recorded that poverty affects 7.8% of PA seniors, which is lower than the national rate of 9%.