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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

Impact fee local asset unique to Pennsylvania

In central Pennsylvania, boaters and anglers can use two new access points to enjoy the scenic Juniata River.

Gov. Wolf raises Pa. minimum wage for state employees to $12 per hour, $15 by 2024

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order last week that raised the minimum wage for employees who work for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and contractors to $12 an hour and established raises each year through 2024.

$15 AN HOUR ENTRY-LEVEL WAGES? SURE - BUT BY CHOICE, NOT MANDATE

Pennsylvania's economy has been on an upswing this year.

Shell cracker plant could boost Erie's plastics industry

Although Erie County has lost nearly 5,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years, the region's plastics sector can be counted as an island of stability.

Study: State could support up to four more ethane crackers

A study released Tuesday by the governor's office and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation suggests that up to four more ethane crackers could be built in Pennsylvania or Appalachia beyond Royal Dutch Shell's $6 billion petrochemical plant under construction in Beaver County.

Letter to the Editor: Vitali's anti-gas stance hurts his neighbors

In his recent commentary, state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166 of Haverford, continues to ignore important facts about Pennsylvania's natural gas industry ("Lobbyists, Money Do the Talking for Natural Gas Industry," March 6), which supports tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the commonwealth and is responsible for dramatic air quality improvements that we all benefit from.

Marcellus Shale exports from Philly jump in 2016

The number of ships exporting Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids out of Philadelphia's port quintupled in 2016, according to the Maritime Exchange, reflecting an increased flow of propane and other materials through Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus Hook terminal.

State lawmakers question drilling tax, wage hike as budget hearings begin

Three weeks of state budget hearings kicked off Tuesday with legislators scrutinizing Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to enact a new tax on natural gas drilling and raise the minimum wage.

Gov. Wolf's energy tax plan would drive industry away, discourage growth

As a York County resident, who's proudly employed in the commonwealth's natural gas supply chain, I am deeply concerned about Gov. Tom Wolf's efforts to enact even higher energy taxes.

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.