• 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

'Talk about an unholy alliance': Lawyers, doctors and pharmacies

Pond Lehocky is the biggest player in town for workers' compensation cases, targeting employees who get hurt on the job with TV ads and billboards that seem to loom on every stretch of Philadelphia's highways.

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.

What Pennsylvania should do is get out of the liquor business

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's decision to raise prices this week on hundreds of brands of wines and spirits is just the latest reminder of the need for lawmakers to privatize the State Stores.

Pa. treasurer extends $750M line of credit to pay state bills

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, fresh off signing a short-term line of credit Thursday to help the state pay its bills, urged legislators to quickly balance the budget or risk placing the commonwealth in a precarious financial position.

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.