• 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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  • 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

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.

Gov. Wolf raises Pa. minimum wage for state employees to $12 per hour, $15 by 2024

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order last week that raised the minimum wage for employees who work for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and contractors to $12 an hour and established raises each year through 2024.

$15 AN HOUR ENTRY-LEVEL WAGES? SURE - BUT BY CHOICE, NOT MANDATE

Pennsylvania's economy has been on an upswing this year.

Letter to the Editor: Tax bad for jobs

An editorial about the governor's proposed severance tax ("Markets will support new gas tax," April 2) overlooked an important fact: Pennsylvania already taxes the natural gas industry.

Shell releases sustainability report, says it spent $193 million on 'social investments'

Royal Dutch Shell spent nearly $193 million worldwide last year on voluntary social investments, including hundreds of thousands spent in Beaver County.

Guest view: Why the energy industry in Pennsylvania has no time to lose

As president of the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council, I have been closely following the accelerating pulse of energy development in the state and beyond for many years.

Report: More than $10 billion invested into region last year, highest amount ever

Companies invested more than $10 billion into the 10-county region last year, the largest capital investment ever recorded in western Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.

Pennsylvania shale drillers pay plenty, even without severance tax

In a recent op-ed, AFSCME Executive Director David Fillman claims Pennsylvania's shale drillers are not paying their "fair share" due to the lack of a natural gas severance tax.

Readers' Forum - Taxing gas production an unwise proposal

After the 2008 report by Terry Engelder (a leading authority on Marcellus shale) regarding the vast amounts of natural gas theoretically recoverable in the Marcellus formation, suddenly the economic future of our region has changed for the better.

OP-ED: Wolf gas tax critics champion, not oppose, progress

Recently, Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to 17 business advocacy groups opposing his proposed severance tax on natural gas, accusing them of siding "with corporate special interests who simply seek to oppose progress and real economic development."

Shale career fair at Pittsburgh Mills mall aims to educate about field

At the Marcellus Shale job fair Thursday in Pittsburgh Mills mall, A.J. Flick was looking for the right fit.