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
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.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order last week that raised the minimum wage for employees who work for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and contractors to $12 an hour and established raises each year through 2024.
Pennsylvania's economy has been on an upswing this year.
Although Erie County has lost nearly 5,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years, the region's plastics sector can be counted as an island of stability.
In deciding that mandatory union dues are an unconstitutional condition of public employment, the Supreme Court of the United States liberated thousands of government employees nationwide from forced membership in public-sector unions.
Pennsylvania has played a pivotal role in America's energy security since we discovered oil in Pennsylvania.
From the car window, the man from New Jersey can see why Pennsylvania is winning the war.
Higher taxes cost good-paying jobs and undermine the commonwealth's ability to attract the capital investment needed to grow our economy.
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.
In his recent oped (The rich can take the hit - to fix the budget, they should pay their fair share), Marc Stier offers a short-sighted remedy for Pennsylvania's fiscal woes - just tax businesses more.
Incumbent state lawmakers running for re-election this year - especially old-timers who have put down roots in Harrisburg - won't be singing the praises of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Pennsylvania's economy.
Taxes on tobacco and digital downloads and changes in gaming and wine sales will pay for $31.5 billion spending plan.
Are they putting something in the water out in Harrisburg?