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.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a difference a couple of years can make.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The impact fee revenue will be distributed beginning in early July
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.
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.