• 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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  • 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

A $15 minimum wage hurts workers

Governor Tom Wolf has pushed to increase Pennsylvania's minimum wage every year since he took office in 2015.

OP-ED: America cannot afford to keep it in the ground

Infrastructure is the framework upon which our lives are built.

Natural gas impact fee revenue expected to be up this year, agency says

A state agency projects that natural gas impact fee collections for 2018 will exceed those from 2017 by $37.4 million.

Pa. impact fees on shale wells projected to break record this year

Pennsylvania's impact fee on shale gas wells is expected to raise a record $247 million this year, driven in part by the anticipated receipt of millions of dollars in past fees that the state plans to collect after winning a state Supreme Court case last month.

Let's just drop the severance tax idea, Gov. Wolf

For too long, the natural gas industry has been demonized in our state...having to survive yet another year under threat of a severance tax from Gov. Tom Wolf.

Impact fee local asset unique to Pennsylvania

In central Pennsylvania, boaters and anglers can use two new access points to enjoy the scenic Juniata River.

Shell cracker plant could boost Erie's plastics industry

Although Erie County has lost nearly 5,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years, the region's plastics sector can be counted as an island of stability.

Lawmakers fear Russian influence on energy markets

Lawmakers are expressing concerns following a new House committee report detailing how Russians attempted to use social media platforms to manipulate U.S. energy markets.

A new tax on the gas industry? It's not a responsible move

There are no natural gas well pads in Lancaster County, but Pennsylvania's emerging natural gas industry has had a profound and positive impact on our community.

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.