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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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Top Issues

Pension Crisis

The $53 billion and growing public pension debt impacts every state taxpayer. We're pushing for reforms to shift the burden away from taxpayers and keep the pension systems sustainable for future state and public school employees.


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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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The secret war Pennsylvania is winning - but will it win Foxconn?

From the car window, the man from New Jersey can see why Pennsylvania is winning the war.

LETTER: Energy tax increase could hurt PA

Higher taxes cost good-paying jobs and undermine the commonwealth's ability to attract the capital investment needed to grow our economy.

A 'very credible' new study on Seattle's $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers.

Letters to the Editor: Now's not time to slap tax on Pa.'s growing energy

As the state continues to grapple with persistent budget issues year after year, some have continued to call for an additional tax on the energy industry.

Letters to the Editor: Now's not time to slap tax on Pa.'s growing energy

As the state continues to grapple with persistent budget issues year after year, some have continued to call for an additional tax on the energy industry.

Workers, businesses that would benefit from gas pipeline swarm Lancaster hearing

This time, the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline's blue-collar workers, trade organizations and business supporters turned up the heat.

It's time to get creative on energy

If there is one issue all Pennsylvanians can rally behind, it's the need to create more jobs, improve our economy and position the Commonwealth to be a national and global economic leader.

The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is a path to prosperity for Pa.

Pennsylvania has endured structural changes in the bedrock industries of our state's economy.

Committee approves liquor privatization bills

In a state Capitol room full of union members opposed to the legislation, the House Liquor Control Committee on Monday approved two bills whose sponsors believe are building on the liquor reforms of Act 39 of 2016.

'To-go' liquor proposal might get another shot

A key House lawmaker on state liquor policy is "cautiously optimistic" that this could be the year consumers could purchase liquor "to-go" at stores outside the state-controlled system.

Mike Turzai: Free the wine (for all grocery stores)

Pennsylvania should be out of the sale of wine and spirits. Here's another step toward that rational reality.

Liquor reform push on horizon

A year after Pennsylvania freed the six-pack, is it time to liberate the state's vodka and whiskey too?

Pension cost work overdue

Pennsylvania isn't the only state with underfunded pension systems that are driving up taxes while diminishing government services, although its systems are among the worst.

Fix the state pension mess now

A solution is on the table in Harrisburg, and it's time to get it done

If the Legislature does nothing else this fall, it must fix Pa.'s pensions mess

The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives passed different versions of state pension reform earlier this year.

'Conflict of interest': SEC makes Apollo repay $40M to Pa. and other investors

Apollo Global Management, the $186 billion-asset private-equity firm whose bosses include Sixers lead owner Josh Harris, has agreed to pay $53 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission complaints that the firm reduced returns available to its clients, including the Pennsylvania state pension fund (SERS), by inadequately disclosing fees it collected from companies it bought with their cash before selling them or taking them public.

Editorial: Wolf at the door? Guv changes tune on tax hike

Are they putting something in the water out in Harrisburg?

Gov. Wolf will not seek income, sales tax hikes

In a shift that could ease the path to a budget deal, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that he will no longer seek a hike in the state's personal income or sales tax to raise new revenue.

Gov. Wolf Says Budget Can Hit Goals Without Major Tax Increase

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing off his proposal for an increase on sales or income taxes, and now says his budget priorities can be met without it.

Oh, those Pennsylvania taxes!

Think Pennsylvania taxes should be fairer, more sensible?