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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

Business coalition launches new shale-gas promotional campaign

A Pennsylvania business consortium launched a new campaign Thursday to boost the state's economy by expanding the uses of natural gas in manufacturing, power production and exports.

OP-ED: Natural gas driving force behind Pa. manufacturing growth

Pennsylvania is steeped with a rich manufacturing history - boosted by a blue collar, hardworking spirit upon which Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the surrounding communities was built and is hardwired into our DNA.

Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline gets green light, gas to start flowing through Lancaster County on Saturday

Natural gas will begin flowing through the controversial Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline underneath Lancaster County on Saturday, according to the pipeline builder.

Marcellus Shale contributing to recent growth in U.S. natural gas production, agency says

The Marcellus shale play is driving much of the recent growth in U.S. natural gas production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Tuesday.

Letter to the Editor: Tax bad for jobs

An editorial about the governor's proposed severance tax ("Markets will support new gas tax," April 2) overlooked an important fact: Pennsylvania already taxes the natural gas industry.

Shell releases sustainability report, says it spent $193 million on 'social investments'

Royal Dutch Shell spent nearly $193 million worldwide last year on voluntary social investments, including hundreds of thousands spent in Beaver County.

Guest view: Why the energy industry in Pennsylvania has no time to lose

As president of the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council, I have been closely following the accelerating pulse of energy development in the state and beyond for many years.

Report: More than $10 billion invested into region last year, highest amount ever

Companies invested more than $10 billion into the 10-county region last year, the largest capital investment ever recorded in western Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.

Wayne County to share in natural gas impact fees

Counties and communities that make up the 111th Legislative District will benefit from more than $12.5 million being awarded to local governments under Act 13, which generates money from impact fees placed on natural gas drillers in the state, announced Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne).

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.