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    Pennsylvania's Impact Tax - 1.5 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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  • 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

Pa. House rejects effort to consider a shale tax to help fund the budget

The House had an opportunity to force consideration of a shale tax to help fund the 2017-18 budget by using a rarely used tactic to force the discharge of severance tax bill from the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

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.

Nationwide US fracking ban would cause gas price to spike: study

A nationwide US ban on hydraulic fracturing would have a devastating effect on the natural gas industry and the country's economy as a whole, causing prices to spike to $12/MMBtu and resulting in the loss of 14.8 million US jobs by 2022, according to a report released Friday by an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce.

Oped: Some regulations burdensome to natural gas industry

Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny, makes a number of misinformed claims in a recent York Dispatch op-ed ("Gas Drillers Must Work with Pa. Communities," Oct. 19) about the natural gas industry's approach to a select number of overreaching...

Report examines energy boom's impact in Pennsylvania

A report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce paints a picture of what Pennsylvania would look like without the Marcellus Shale boom.

Marcellus Shale Impact Fees Invested in Community Improvements

Counties investing drilling dollars into long-term projects

Severance tax will cost Pennsylvania jobs, business officials say

Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax could cost thousands of job and stunt the Pennsylvania economy, business officials said Tuesday.

Scaled-down shale tax in Pa. could spur deal on pensions, liquor privatization

With potential for government gridlock growing, lobbyists and lawmakers see a scaled-down version of Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed 5 percent natural gas severance tax as the way to reach a deal on pension and liquor reforms sought by Republicans.

Industry, education advocates face off over gas tax

Dueling rallies between the natural gas industry and public education advocates sparked some heated exchanges at the state Capitol Tuesday.

Pa. Chamber joins with stakeholders to highlight benefits of shale development on economy

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry joined with more than 20 organizations at the state capital on Tuesday to send a message to members of the General Assembly and the governor that higher energy taxes will hinder economic growth and put good paying jobs at risk.