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    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

Pension Crisis

The $53 billion and growing public pension debt impacts every state taxpayer. We're pushing for reforms to shift the burden away from taxpayers and keep the pension systems sustainable for future state and public school employees.


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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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'Conflict of interest': SEC makes Apollo repay $40M to Pa. and other investors

Apollo Global Management, the $186 billion-asset private-equity firm whose bosses include Sixers lead owner Josh Harris, has agreed to pay $53 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission complaints that the firm reduced returns available to its clients, including the Pennsylvania state pension fund (SERS), by inadequately disclosing fees it collected from companies it bought with their cash before selling them or taking them public.

Pipelines are key to Pa. economic prosperity (column)

Pennsylvania's economy continues to face headwinds.

Roundtable takes long-term look at cracker plant's economic impact here

It will be some time before Shell Oil begins constructing its ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, and it could be several years before it begins production.

48 wineries have gotten new Pa. wine shipment licenses

For Pennsylvania wine drinkers, having Napa Valley bottles shipped right to their doors has long been a dream.

Pipelines are key to Pa. economic prosperity (column)

Pennsylvania's economy continues to face headwinds.

Roundtable takes long-term look at cracker plant's economic impact here

It will be some time before Shell Oil begins constructing its ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, and it could be several years before it begins production.

Commentary: Shale revolution fulfills promise

While the daily headlines and nonstop, 24-hour news cycles focus overwhelmingly on issues that often divide the nation, it can be easy to lose sight of where common ground exists and what shared commitments bring us together.

Facts show natural gas improves public health, air quality

Almost two weeks ago, a study purportedly showing an association between fracking and asthma hospitalizations led to the Observer-Reporter headline "Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says."

48 wineries have gotten new Pa. wine shipment licenses

For Pennsylvania wine drinkers, having Napa Valley bottles shipped right to their doors has long been a dream.

Wine officially can be delivered directly to Pennsylvania residents' homes

Wine can now be delivered directly to your home if you live in Pennsylvania.

81 Pa. grocery stores, restaurants and hotels approved to sell wine by the bottle: Here's the list

The day when you can buy a bottle of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon at the grocery store in Pennsylvania is closer to reality.

Wine closer to store shelves

Grocery stores that already sell beer can start the application process today to add wine to their shelves.

'Conflict of interest': SEC makes Apollo repay $40M to Pa. and other investors

Apollo Global Management, the $186 billion-asset private-equity firm whose bosses include Sixers lead owner Josh Harris, has agreed to pay $53 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission complaints that the firm reduced returns available to its clients, including the Pennsylvania state pension fund (SERS), by inadequately disclosing fees it collected from companies it bought with their cash before selling them or taking them public.

Long past time for Pa. to act on pensions

Dan White is a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester and an adviser on pensions to the National League of Cities

Rep. Mike Turzai: State pension fix needed

Unfunded liability puts retirees and taxpayers at risk

Overtime overload: And the effect on state pensions is overboard, too

News that the state paid record amounts of overtime to its work force last year is troubling for more reason than one.

Taxes & flight: Pa.'s sad tale

Incumbent state lawmakers running for re-election this year - especially old-timers who have put down roots in Harrisburg - won't be singing the praises of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Pennsylvania's economy.

Wolf, Pa. lawmakers strike budget deal

Taxes on tobacco and digital downloads and changes in gaming and wine sales will pay for $31.5 billion spending plan.

Editorial: Wolf at the door? Guv changes tune on tax hike

Are they putting something in the water out in Harrisburg?

Gov. Wolf will not seek income, sales tax hikes

In a shift that could ease the path to a budget deal, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that he will no longer seek a hike in the state's personal income or sales tax to raise new revenue.