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.
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.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
A top Berks County official joined a number of representatives from business and trade associations in voicing his opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania plan, which would be funded with a severance tax on natural gas extraction.
In a conference call with business groups, the Berks County commissioners chairman said the plan's reliance on a new tax on natural gas means it would raise energy costs, hurt the economy.
Natural gas industry representatives and elected officials rallied around one existing gas drilling fee while railing against another proposed tax.
Eight groups representing wine and spirits producers from Canada, Europe, and New Zealand said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's ability to negotiate lower prices from suppliers and then decide on its own whether to pass any savings on to consumers violates international trade law.
The numbers alone can speak for themselves.
Five Centre County organizations have received a combined $1.37 million in state funding to support local affordable housing programs.
Pennsylvania's impact fee on natural gas wells yielded its highest payout to date this year, the Public Utility Commission said on Thursday.
Business and civic leaders, some from Indiana County, offered a rebuttal Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to use what he calls "a commonsense severance tax" on natural gas to finance a $4.5 billion, 20-year "Restore Pennsylvania" bond issue.
It's encouraging to continue to hear Gov. Tom Wolf champion an issue that has been one of our priorities for years:
Where are the workers?
State leaders are listening to concerns about problems facing the workforce.
The year was 1986.
Efforts to fix Pennsylvania's unbalanced state budget hit a new flashpoint Monday, as industry and some lawmakers pushed back against a plan to end a longtime sales tax exemption for commercial storage.
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.
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: