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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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  • Stop New Energy Taxes

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

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  • OUR MISSION

    Like you, the diverse group of people that support job creation in Pennsylvania - "Citizens to Protect PA Jobs" - desire a quality of life for Pennsylvanians that can only be fully realized when job creation and economic growth are allowed to flourish.

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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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Latest NewsVIEW ALL

Report: Tax reform works, leads to job growth and economic prosperity

Tax reforms and transparency laws have turned around entire state economies over the past decade, a recent report by the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) highlights.

Legislation to loosen Pennsylvania liquor laws draws strong opposition from distributors, union

A bill aimed at giving retailers more flexibility in the sale of beer and wine went under the microscope by a Pennsylvania House panel, but the chairman of the committee said a recommendation is far from official.

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.

Restore Pa. initiative could have negative impact

In response to the Aug. 9 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "New Pa. Poll Puts Biden's Lead Smaller Than Others," highlighting results from a Franklin & Marshall College poll regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" initiative, Pennsylvanians must understand the negative impact this policy could have on the state's business climate.

Restore Pa. initiative could have negative impact

In response to the Aug. 9 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "New Pa. Poll Puts Biden's Lead Smaller Than Others," highlighting results from a Franklin & Marshall College poll regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" initiative, Pennsylvanians must understand the negative impact this policy could have on the state's business climate.

Berks commissioner speaks out against Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan

A top Berks County official joined a number of representatives from business and trade associations in voicing his opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania plan, which would be funded with a severance tax on natural gas extraction.

Christian Leinbach speaks out against Gov. Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan

In a conference call with business groups, the Berks County commissioners chairman said the plan's reliance on a new tax on natural gas means it would raise energy costs, hurt the economy.

County's use of Marcellus Shale revenues praised

Natural gas industry representatives and elected officials rallied around one existing gas drilling fee while railing against another proposed tax.

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.

House GOP leaders tout bills aimed at strengthening bonds between higher ed, private employers

Flanked by students attending Dauphin County Technical School, Pennsylvania's GOP House leadership on Monday encouraged the passage of a package of workforce development bills at a news conference at the state capitol.

Report: Tax reform works, leads to job growth and economic prosperity

Tax reforms and transparency laws have turned around entire state economies over the past decade, a recent report by the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) highlights.

Pa. got $1B more in taxes than expected. Officials say federal tax changes, online sales taxes made that happen.

Pennsylvania has had a very good year - likely a historic one - for tax collections, earning nearly $1 billion more than anticipated in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Expert: Pennsylvania corporate tax rate may deter growth

On paper, Pennsylvania has the second-highest corporate net income tax rate in the country, according to a report by the state's Independent Fiscal Office.

Small Business Taxes Explained

Federal lawmakers have proposed tax reform legislation that provides long-overdue relief to small business job creators, which create two-thirds of new jobs in the country.