• Stop New Energy Taxes

    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

Lawmakers skeptical of Wolf's budget bailout

The Liquor Control Board has taken the first steps to borrow $1.25 billion to help balance the state budget, but many lawmakers remain unconvinced of the strategy.

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.

Gas pipelines represent prosperity

The Marcellus Shale is bringing good jobs and cleaner air to Pennsylvania

Building pipelines is the key to ensuring Pa's energy future

Pennsylvania's economy continues to face headwinds.

We already have a natural gas tax in Pa.

It's disappointing and surprising the Observer-Reporter continues to ignore market realities in its call for even higher energy taxes ("Is Severance Tax Dead?" Aug. 11) considering Washington County is one of the top recipients in the state of revenue resulting from the impact fee.

Pipelines are key to Pa. economic prosperity (column)

Pennsylvania's economy continues to face headwinds.

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.