• 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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  • STOP NEW ENERGY TAXES

    Pennsylvania's Impact Tax - 1.7 Billion Dollars and Growing!

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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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Pennsylvania Chamber launches 'Bringing PA Back' website

The Pennsylvania Chamber announced the launch of 'Bringing PA Back', a website that looks to help businesses safely reopen and help jumpstart the economy.

New website launched to help Pennsylvania businesses safely reopen

The PA Chamber of Business and Industry has launched a new website designed to help the keystone state get back on its feet.

Business leader: To reopen Pa. business sector needs safe harbor from liability lawsuits; smart public policy

A Pennsylvania business leader on Tuesday outlined a set of initiatives designed to safely re-open the business sector and jumpstart the coronavirus stalled state economy.

Gov. Wolf, more than most, ought to know it's not that simple

During Monday's press conference in which Gov. Tom Wolf announced an extension of the stay-at-home order for Pennsylvanians until at least May 8 - while providing a glimmer of hope that limited parts of the business sector may finally come back to life soon - a question was asked regarding what would happen if a furloughed employee refused to return to work because he or she made more money on unemployment.

Oil and gas industry, leaning on Pittsburgh region, punches back against fracking ban in messaging campaign

Allegheny County Councilman Sam DeMarco found himself on an unusually big stage Tuesday, where the likes of Bob Dylan, Kenny Chesney, The National and Meek Mill performed in the past year.

Wolf needs to curtail borrowing, severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax.

Letter to the editor - Say no to severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax.

Why a Lebanon County township supervisor opposes the severance tax

After traveling the Commonwealth selling RestorePA for months, the Governor is poised to ask for a severance tax to fund this program.

Pennsylvania starts automatic sealing of some criminal files

Lower-level criminal convictions in Pennsylvania began to be automatically sealed Friday under a state law touted as a way to give offenders a fresh start.

House GOP leaders tout bills aimed at strengthening bonds between higher ed, private employers

Flanked by students attending Dauphin County Technical School, Pennsylvania's GOP House leadership on Monday encouraged the passage of a package of workforce development bills at a news conference at the state capitol.

The bridge between jobs and the labor skills gap is education

It's encouraging to continue to hear Gov. Tom Wolf champion an issue that has been one of our priorities for years:

State income tax in Pennsylvania amounts to 26.2% of total taxes collected

Pennsylvania finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation that ranks how dependent states are on individual income taxes.

Report: Tax reform works, leads to job growth and economic prosperity

Tax reforms and transparency laws have turned around entire state economies over the past decade, a recent report by the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) highlights.

Pa. got $1B more in taxes than expected. Officials say federal tax changes, online sales taxes made that happen.

Pennsylvania has had a very good year - likely a historic one - for tax collections, earning nearly $1 billion more than anticipated in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Expert: Pennsylvania corporate tax rate may deter growth

On paper, Pennsylvania has the second-highest corporate net income tax rate in the country, according to a report by the state's Independent Fiscal Office.