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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

Who's the cleanest of them all

Take a wild guess what country is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions the most?

MSC President talks about issues facing industry

Marcellus Shale Coalition President Dave Spigelmyer made a swing through the natural gas region in the northern tier last week to discuss the industry, the governor's proposed severance tax and pipeline construction.

Gas severance tax would hurt consumers

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to punish the natural gas industry with a severance tax and more regulations.

Let's just drop the severance tax idea, Gov. Wolf

For too long, the natural gas industry has been demonized in our state...having to survive yet another year under threat of a severance tax from Gov. Tom Wolf.

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.

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.

$48 million in impact fees coming to Pittsburgh area, state PUC reveals

Agency release follows early unveiling of data

Wolf's severance tax plan would hurt Pa. economy

Politicians in Harrisburg recognize that when you raise the cost of doing something, you get less of it.

Natural Gas Impact Taxes Generate $223.5M for Pa. Communities, State Programs

All of Pennsylvania's 67 counties will receive a portion of the $223.5 million generated in 2014 from the state's natural gas impact tax, according to the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC).