• 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

Fiscal office: 2018 impact fees hit record high

Impact fees on unconventional natural gas operations in Pennsylvania hit a single-year high in 2018, according to the state's Independent Fiscal Office.

Impact fee collected from gas drillers expected to reach new record

The fee Pennsylvania collects from natural gas drillers is expected to reach a record $247 million this year, according to figures released Thursday by the state's Independent Fiscal Office.

Raising the Minimum Wage Will Cut Entry-Level Jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 80 million hourly paid workers in the United States. Only 221,000 hourly paid workers age 25 or over earn the federal minimum wage.

Seattle Couple Fears $16 Minimum Wage Could Doom Subway Franchise

When Heidi Mann and her husband Karam took a leap of faith 15 years ago and purchased a Subway franchise in Seattle, they had no idea that one day their dreams could be shattered by the city's required increases in the minimum wage.

Here's why we think a severance tax is still a bad idea

We begin 2018 with a national feeling of optimism as the economy is looking up.

Report: U.S. natural gas boom largely due to Marcellus Shale

The shale gas boom in Pennsylvania and other Appalachian states has been the chief driver of growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.

Natural gas production tax gets life in state House

The potential for a tax on Marcellus shale natural gas production gained new life Wednesday, as a bill emerged from a state House committee and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf urged leaders of the Republican-controlled chamber to speed it to a floor vote.

Pa. House committee passes shale tax

A proposed severance tax on natural-gas drilling in Pennsylvania cleared the House Finance Committee today on a 16-9 vote, setting up a possible floor vote next week.

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.

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.