• 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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  • 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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Latest NewsVIEW ALL

A new Pa. state budget flashpoint: Whether to tax commercial storage

Efforts to fix Pennsylvania's unbalanced state budget hit a new flashpoint Monday, as industry and some lawmakers pushed back against a plan to end a longtime sales tax exemption for commercial storage.

Task force begins quest for ideas on how to grow Pa.'s middle class in a changing economy

Gov. Tom Wolf has placed a priority on supporting and growing Pennsylvania's middle class and is looking to education, workforce development, labor and business leaders to develop a plan to do it.

PA CHAMBER PRESIDENT GENE BARR APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF GOVERNOR'S MIDDLE CLASS TASK FORCE

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr has been selected by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as one of four co-chairs for the governor's Middle Class Task Force.

'Talk about an unholy alliance': Lawyers, doctors and pharmacies

Pond Lehocky is the biggest player in town for workers' compensation cases, targeting employees who get hurt on the job with TV ads and billboards that seem to loom on every stretch of Philadelphia's highways.

Pipelines are key to Pa's energy future

If there is one issue which Americans can rally around after a contentious and hard-fought political season, it's the dire need to grow jobs and improve our nation's infrastructure.

Survey: State residents strongly support building of pipelines

A survey of Pennsylvania residents released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association finds broad-based support for investment in infrastructure to help build out the state's natural gas industry and manufacturing.

Natural gas workers navigate energy's boom and bust

The drilling rigs were hard to ignore.

Pre-election report says any fracking ban would hurt jobs

Any federal ban on fracking for oil and natural gas would cause fuel prices to surge, leading to job losses, higher electricity and gasoline costs and an increased cost of living, especially in top gas-producing states like Pennsylvania, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report issued on Friday.

No compromise: Negotiations over taxing Pennsylvania gas drillers break down

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to tax Pennsylvania's natural gas drillers and have that money go to education.

GOP preps a no-tax budget, daring Wolf to veto

The centerpiece of Governor Tom Wolf's state budget died its umpteenth death around a negotiating table this week.

Gene Yaw opposes proposed severance tax on Marcellus Shale drillers

State Senator Gene Yaw recently became the latest Pennsylvania lawmaker to join Speaker of the House Mike Turzai's opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed 5 percent severance tax on Marcellus Shale drillers.

Matt Baker opposes governor's proposed severance tax on drillers

State Rep. Matt Baker recently joined Speaker of the House Mike Turzai's opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed 5 percent severance tax on Marcellus Shale drillers in Pennsylvania.