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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

By the numbers: Pennsylvania ranks 9th lowest on pension-plan funding

The funded ratio of the Pennsylvania public pension plan ranked 42nd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

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.

Legislation to loosen Pennsylvania liquor laws draws strong opposition from distributors, union

A bill aimed at giving retailers more flexibility in the sale of beer and wine went under the microscope by a Pennsylvania House panel, but the chairman of the committee said a recommendation is far from official.

We need to get more skilled people: Pennsylvania lawmakers confront workforce issues

Pennsylvania lawmakers have been hearing the same refrain for most of the year.

Natural gas fees making 'impact' on multiple fronts

The numbers alone can speak for themselves.

$1.37 Million in State Funding Awarded for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Centre County

Five Centre County organizations have received a combined $1.37 million in state funding to support local affordable housing programs.

Shale gas impact fees raise $252 million, breaking record

Pennsylvania's impact fee on natural gas wells yielded its highest payout to date this year, the Public Utility Commission said on Thursday.

Business, civic group opposes natural gas tax

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.

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.