• 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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  • STOP NEW ENERGY TAXES

    Pennsylvania's Impact Tax - 1.7 Billion Dollars and Growing!

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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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Study: Fracking ban would hurt Pennsylvania economy

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 Senate panel addresses 'red tape,' aims to cut down on regulations

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.

Study: Hydraulic fracturing ban would be costly to Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania one of eight states with a budget deficit, report says

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.

A misguided attack on gas, manufacturing

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").

U.S. Sen. Toomey of Pennsylvania aims to prevent future presidents from banning fracking

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.

To help working class, Democrats must recognize value of low-cost energy

It wasn't that long ago that President Barack Obama highlighted the value of natural gas as a bridge to a clean energy future.

Groups vent concerns about RestorePa plan

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.

Small Business Taxes Explained

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.

A new Pa. state budget flashpoint: Whether to tax commercial storage

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.

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.