• 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

Small Business Confidence Hits Record High

According to the latest CNBC survey, small business confidence has hit an all-time high during the first part of this year.

Trib editorial: Gov. Wolf's overtime proposal another counterproductive diktat

Like minimum-wage laws, Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to expand overtime-pay eligibility is a government diktat about matters that are not government's to mandate - and likely would hurt those it's supposed to help.

Walmart to Raise Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave for Associates in Pennsylvania

Recently, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.

Here's why we think a severance tax is still a bad idea

We begin 2018 with a national feeling of optimism as the economy is looking up.

Survey: State residents strongly support building of pipelines

A survey of Pennsylvania residents released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association finds broad-based support for investment in infrastructure to help build out the state's natural gas industry and manufacturing.

Natural gas workers navigate energy's boom and bust

The drilling rigs were hard to ignore.

Pre-election report says any fracking ban would hurt jobs

Any federal ban on fracking for oil and natural gas would cause fuel prices to surge, leading to job losses, higher electricity and gasoline costs and an increased cost of living, especially in top gas-producing states like Pennsylvania, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report issued on Friday.

Nationwide US fracking ban would cause gas price to spike: study

A nationwide US ban on hydraulic fracturing would have a devastating effect on the natural gas industry and the country's economy as a whole, causing prices to spike to $12/MMBtu and resulting in the loss of 14.8 million US jobs by 2022, according to a report released Friday by an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce.

State roundtable focuses on Philadelphia's potential to be energy titan

Joined by state business, energy and labor leaders, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Dist. 28) hosted an energy roundtable Thursday at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Philadelphia, focusing on transforming the city into a global energy hub.

Senate leaders highlight impact fee disbursements

Arguing against Gov. Wolf's severance tax proposal and suggested fee cap, two Pennsylvania Senate leaders issued a statement yesterday in Harrisburg, while boroughs and communities voiced support for preserving the annually adjusted impact fee.

Governor's severance tax does not have interests of Pennsylvanians in mind

Gov. Tom Wolf is masterfully using half-truths to convince (more like trick) the people of Pennsylvania into believing that the natural gas industry is not paying its fair share, and if it did, the education funding problems in the state will be solved.

Impact fee revenue comes as welcome news for local budgets

Some welcome news for municipal budgets came on Wednesday from the state Public Utility Commission - millions of dollars is on its way to local coffers from the Marcellus Shale impact fee.