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.Learn More
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.
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 ban on hydraulic fracturing would hit Pennsylvania's economy hard, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Pennsylvania has about 153,000 regulations on its books - a number, in the opinion of the head of a state Senate panel tackling red tape and bureaucracy, considered excessively high.
What would happen if hydraulic fracturing was banned? A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study says it would be costly to Pennsylvania in terms of jobs and the economy.
With expenses outpacing income, Pennsylvania is one of eight states across the country running a deficit within its government operations, according to a recent analysis.
Mayor Bill Peduto's attack on the region's burgeoning natural gas production and manufacturing sector is as misguided as it misleading (Oct. 31, "Peduto: Fossil Fuel Industries Will Take Toll on Pittsburgh Region").
Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. senator filed a resolution in Washington last week seeking to keep a future president from meddling with an emerging industry in the state.
It wasn't that long ago that President Barack Obama highlighted the value of natural gas as a bridge to a clean energy future.
In her eight years on Ebensburg's borough council, Cecilia Houser has witnessed the gas industry's "Impact Fee" restore area streams, improve a borough park and support fundraising efforts for Hastings Swimming Pool.
Federal lawmakers have proposed tax reform legislation that provides long-overdue relief to small business job creators, which create two-thirds of new jobs in the country.
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.