Policy Point of the Day Archive

January 19, 2018

The Rand Review reports that doubling the number of US Security Treaties would result in up to 34% increase in US bilateral trade per year and a 58% increase in global bilateral trade per year. Doubling the number of US troops overseas could result in a 15% increase in US bilateral trade and 10% increase in global bilateral trade.

January 18, 2018

A recent PCADV report revealed that domestic violence-related incidents are responsible for more than 1,600 deaths in PA over the last 10 years.  In 2016, 139 people were killed, including 37 perpetrators. Of the 102 victims, 56 were female and 46 were male. In 2016, every county had at least 1 death from a domestic violence-related incident.

January 17, 2018

An analysis found that PA’s nuclear industry contributes $2 billion to the state’s GDP and $3.1 billion in economic output while providing 4,685 direct jobs and 11,215 indirect job. 

January 16, 2018

NBC News has reported that children with incarcerated parents are 6 times more likely to end up in prison than their peers. 

January 12, 2018

In PA, data has shown that high school student obesity jumped from 11.7% to 14% from 2009 to 2015 while the number of obese children ages 2 to 4 years old went from 11.6% to 12.9% from 2008 to 2014. Risks of pediatric obesity include cardiovascular health problems, asthma, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint problems and bullying. Physicians recommend 60 minutes of activity a day for children to help battle obesity.