• 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

Energy exec: Wolf's severance plan 'misguided'

Representatives of the state's energy and manufacturing industries Thursday slammed Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal for a severance tax they warned would be a damper on the state's natural gas industry.

Small Businesses Celebrate National Small Business Week

What a difference a couple of years can make.

The Connection Between Russia and 2 Green Groups Fighting Fracking in US

New Yorkers who are missing out on the natural gas revolution could be victims of Russian spy operations that fund popular environmental groups, current and former U.S. government officials and experts on Russia worry.

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."

In five years, impact fee pumped $1B into drilling host communities

In the last five years, officials in bucolic Auburn Twp. used natural gas money to replace all the township's public works trucks with brand new ones.

Uptick in 'downstream' energy job openings provides hope that Western Pennsylvania's employment is improving

Despite a two-year downturn in the oil and gas industry, "downstream" opportunities such as power plants and pipelines are feeding a growing sense that the employment outlook in Western Pennsylvania is improving.

Harrisburg revs up for natural gas severance tax fight

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf are eyeing a new tax on Pennsylvania's shale gas industry as one way to address a $600 million-and-growing revenue shortfall--although any such proposal faces strong lobbying interests.

Natural gas is driving manufacturing's revival in Pa.

A Jan. 15 column ("Put Methane in its Place, Not the Atmosphere" by Brian O'Neill) calls for more unnecessary regulations that would increase costs, stunt Pennsylvania's job growth and thwart any manufacturing renaissance while producing no real benefits.

Pa. House Speaker Turzai blasts guv's proposal to tax Marcellus shale

Standing near the former Sunoco refinery that is transforming into a natural gas liquids facility, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, on Thursday decried Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax proposal, claiming it's punishing an industry that has the potential to be a major job creator in the state.

York County to receive more than $420,000 in natural gas revenue

The impact fee revenue will be distributed beginning in early July

Letter: Opposes taxing natural gas drillers

An education report last year identified that the state's education spending was higher than previous years, but that a fair distribution of the funds was the problem, along with "hold harmless" that continued to send state funding to the wrong districts.

2014 impact fees to bring more than $500,000 in revenue to Indiana County

State Rep. Dave Reed recently shared details of the $534,169 in revenue generated by Act 13 impact fees last year that will be returned to Indiana County.