• 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

Shell cracker plant could boost Erie's plastics industry

Although Erie County has lost nearly 5,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years, the region's plastics sector can be counted as an island of stability.

Government employees are free at last!

In deciding that mandatory union dues are an unconstitutional condition of public employment, the Supreme Court of the United States liberated thousands of government employees nationwide from forced membership in public-sector unions.

Natural gas impact fee numbers show unique effectiveness

The argument for a natural gas severance tax in Pennsylvania usually starts with fingers pointed toward other big energy producing states and their drilling taxes.

Industry touts Marcellus advantage

Representatives of three industry trade organizations told a packed Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday that they needed to be prepared to do battle with those forces which might attempt to slow down Marcellus shale development in the region.

EDITORIAL: 2 billion reasons to support Sunoco pipeline across Pennsylvania

Ever wonder why the business community and labor unions are such unabashed proponents of building a massive pipeline across the width of Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania study sees $2-3 billion-dollar boost from Sunoco pipeline

As local municipalities, community groups and the Rose Tree Media School District grapple with potential safety concerns regarding the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines, an independent report released by Team Pennsylvania Foundation has outlined the economic benefits of the natural gas resources it will carry.

Why to prefer pipelines

It's the safer way to transport natural gas and create jobs

Drillers: Permit limbo hurts Pennsylvania's competitiveness

As Pennsylvania's governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry.

Forget severance tax

Dear Gov. Wolf: I took an Advanced Placement economics class at Bethel Park High School during my senior year.

Education is important, but severance tax isn't the way to improve it in Pennsylvania

We need policies that will grow Pennsylvania's natural gas infrastructure to secure our status as a world-class energy hub.

Guest Column: New energy taxes will cost Pa. jobs

We all remember positively the Spirit of '76, when Americans declared Independence!

Letter to the Editor: Say no to severance tax on gas drilling

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to impose a billion-dollar energy tax increase on our state.