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    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

Gov. Wolf Says For PA To Have A Strong Natural Gas Industry; We Need Pipelines

Pipelines are safer than tank cars as long as they are built the right way.

Budget, severance tax, opioid issues on lawmakers' agendas

The continued push for a natural gas severance tax and safeguards against opioid addiction may well be taken up in the state Legislature this year.

Pensions require close look

Pennsylvania's two public pension systems received a wake-up call on Dec. 20, delivered by a review commission in a 400-page report.

Jeff Brown to close West Philly ShopRite, blames soda tax

A ShopRite store in West Philadelphia will close in March, its owner announced Wednesday, placing blame on Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened beverages for a 23 percent loss in sales that has made the store unprofitable.

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 severance tax won't cure the state's budget woes

Pennsylvania legislators looking to impose higher taxes on shale gas extraction under the guise of substantively closing the commonwealth's multibillion-dollar budget shortfall should look elsewhere, say researchers at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy.

After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn a corner

Pennsylvania's moribund drilling industry, which has struggled with persistently low prices and a dearth of infrastructure to get its product to market, is showing signs of life.

Natural gas drilling benefits Pa. jobs, economy

Pennsylvania has played a pivotal role in America's energy security since we discovered oil in Pennsylvania.

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.

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."