• 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

No severance levy

Editor: Gov. Tom Wolf recently ran a campaign commercial blasting the natural gas industry: "What lies underneath the ground belongs to the people of Pennsylvania."

Popular Chesco Wyebrook Farm restaurant won't reopen, owner says state red tape too costly and time-consuming

About now Dean Carlson would be preparing for the busy season, when guests would flock to the picnic tables on his sprawling, pastoral property behind the Wyebrook Farm restaurant building to eat chicken breast and "grass fed" burgers and pork sirloin.

Gov. Wolf's biggest PAC donor includes money from secretive compounding pharmacies

Gov. Wolf has dozens of political action committees helping to fund his reelection, but one PAC towered above them all last year.

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.

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.