• WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

    Pennsylvania has a workforce problem - a growing skills gap that is making it difficult for employers to find qualified job candidates to fill open positions. We're fighting to close this gap by working with businesses, educators, students and their families to help build the skilled workforce of tomorrow.

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  • STOP NEW ENERGY TAXES

    Pennsylvania's Impact Tax - 1.7 Billion Dollars and Growing!

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  • ISSUES

    The top priority for Citizens to Protect PA Jobs is promoting job creation and economic growth.

    In addition, we focus on the issues that directly impact job creation, including education, energy, environmental regulations, healthcare affordability and accessibility, labor laws, lawsuit abuse reform, and tax reform.

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Top Issues

Workforce Development

Pennsylvania has a workforce problem - a growing skills gap that is making it difficult for employers to find qualified job candidates to fill open positions. We're fighting to close this gap by working with businesses, educators, students and their families to help build the skilled workforce of tomorrow.


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Responsible State Spending

Government should operate within its means: evaluating the effectiveness of current programs; weeding out waste, fraud and abuse in spending; and investing wisely in worthy state-run programs that directly benefit taxpayers.



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Stop New Energy Taxes

Our natural gas industry holds the promise of economic growth and job creation. Additional taxes hinder this opportunity and drive companies to states with friendlier tax climates that share our resources. We're fighting against proposed new taxes on the industry that would pay for more state spending.

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#PaBudget2020: Innovative workforce solutions, pro-growth policies needed to move Pa. forward

As 2020-21 budget negotiations get underway, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is calling on state elected officials to continue the positive momentum from last year and focus on pro-growth policies that will improve the economy and increase private sector job opportunities across the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania helped to make the United States the world's leading energy producer

As we enter this new decade, it's worth acknowledging America's energy progress over the past ten years, both economic and environmental, and the role Pennsylvania has played in the U.S. equation.

Gov. Wolf, State Leaders Look to Bolster Pennsylvania Workforce

Members of the Workforce Command Center say there are five main points keeping people from working. They also gave 42 recommendations to overcome those barriers.

Pennsylvania ranks 5th worst on corporate tax study

Pennsylvania finished 46th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Pennsylvania helped to make the United States the world's leading energy producer

As we enter this new decade, it's worth acknowledging America's energy progress over the past ten years, both economic and environmental, and the role Pennsylvania has played in the U.S. equation.

Oil and gas industry, leaning on Pittsburgh region, punches back against fracking ban in messaging campaign

Allegheny County Councilman Sam DeMarco found himself on an unusually big stage Tuesday, where the likes of Bob Dylan, Kenny Chesney, The National and Meek Mill performed in the past year.

Wolf needs to curtail borrowing, severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax.

Letter to the editor - Say no to severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax.

Gov. Wolf, State Leaders Look to Bolster Pennsylvania Workforce

Members of the Workforce Command Center say there are five main points keeping people from working. They also gave 42 recommendations to overcome those barriers.

We need to get more skilled people: Pennsylvania lawmakers confront workforce issues

Pennsylvania lawmakers have been hearing the same refrain for most of the year.

Criminal records can be a 'life sentence to poverty.' This state is automatically sealing some.

Research shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it.

Pennsylvania starts automatic sealing of some criminal files

Lower-level criminal convictions in Pennsylvania began to be automatically sealed Friday under a state law touted as a way to give offenders a fresh start.

Pennsylvania ranks 5th worst on corporate tax study

Pennsylvania finished 46th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Legislation removing state's asset tax law headed to the governor

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a House bill Wednesday that eliminates an asset tax law that has been on the books since 1935.

How can the government collect more money? New Pennsylvania ruling to increase number of corporations being taxed

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's plan to dramatically increase the number of corporations being taxed has drawn reaction from lawmakers and think tanks.

Census Bureau: State tax collections in Pennsylvania reach $38.4 billion, 5th highest in U.S.

State tax revenues in Pennsylvania amount to $38.4 billion, the fifth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.