• 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

Legislators should nix severance tax

Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" fund sounds nice, but it's really just a vehicle to impose another severance tax.

County official rejects Pa. plan: Matt McConnell says governor's tax on gas drillers will stunt growth

A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.

Use caution with Wolf's gas tax proposal

In his relentless push for a natural gas severance tax, Gov. Tom Wolf has gotten much better at the practical side of the initiative.

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh's energy advantages

The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.

Legislators should nix severance tax

Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" fund sounds nice, but it's really just a vehicle to impose another severance tax.

County official rejects Pa. plan: Matt McConnell says governor's tax on gas drillers will stunt growth

A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh's energy advantages

The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.

Groups oppose Wolf's 'RestorePa' plan

A number of business and trade industry associations on Thursday voiced opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would be funded by a severance tax on natural gas extraction.

The Pa. Senate budget plan: Pinches & a lot more pain

When we told Pennsylvanians to hold their applause after the Legislature submitted only half a budget - the spending half - by the state's June 30 deadline, we should have also advised all to hold on to their wallets, too.

Pa. Senate approves budget balanced by drilling, utility taxes; its fate in House is unclear

After his no-new-taxes budget proposal went nowhere last weekend, Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai issued this challenge to his GOP colleagues in the state Senate:

Pa. Senate considering tax on natural gas drillers to balance budget

Working late Wednesday night to close a $2 billion gap in the state's $32 billion budget, the Republican-controlled Senate began pushing a plan to tax drilling for natural gas, and raise or impose new taxes on consumers' telephone, electric, and gas bills.

Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100, blames soda tax

With sales slumping because of the new Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax, Pepsi said Wednesday it will lay off 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city.