• 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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Pa. municipalities to see 20% less in shale gas payouts, following last year's price drop

This year's collected fees clock in at just over $200 million, more than 20% lower than last year's record total of $252 million.

PA Businesses Push For Protection From Consumer Lawsuits During COVID-19

Leaders from Pennsylvania's business, manufacturing, and health care industries are calling on the state to broaden liability protections to companies during the pandemic, saying without them economic growth will be hampered by an onslaught of lawsuits.

'Bringing PA Back' from the pandemic [column]

The COVID-19 pandemic brought forth an unparalleled time in our state's history. As a commonwealth, we came together to slow the spread of this novel coronavirus.

Jeff Kupfer: More taxes, covid-19 could cripple Pa. shale

Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets.

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: Banning fracking would destroy Pennsylvania's economy

An extremist policy advocated by many Democratic presidential candidates - banning fracking - would cripple Pennsylvania's economy and leave hundreds of thousands of families destitute.

No severance tax

I am writing to voice my opposition to Governor Wolf's proposed new energy tax, a severance tax.

Severance tax would hurt Pennsylvanians

I am writing today because it concerns me when Gov. Tom Wolf talks about passing a severance tax on an industry that is vital to Pennsylvania and our national security.

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.

Study: Childcare issues cost state $3.5 billion per year

Pennsylvania loses nearly $3.5 billion a year due to breakdowns in childcare, according to a joint study led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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 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.