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.
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
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.
Five Centre County organizations have received a combined $1.37 million in state funding to support local affordable housing programs.
Pennsylvania appears to have some work to do if it wants to be known as a state that's friendly for business.
The Pennsylvania Senate should be applauded for its decision to confirm Secretary Patrick McDonnell for another term at the helm of the Department of Environmental Protection, and Gov. Wolf deserves credit for keeping a steady hand at the wheel of this important agency.
Pennsylvania has had a very good year - likely a historic one - for tax collections, earning nearly $1 billion more than anticipated in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Natural gas is revitalizing Wyoming County.
Opponents of Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative held a news conference Thursday to express their concerns that the plan would unfairly impact the state's natural gas industry.
Not long after Gov. Tom Wolf wrapped up his stop in Towanda to tout his natural gas severance tax-funded Restore PA initiative, business and industry officials, as well as representatives from neighboring Tioga and Wyoming counties, began sharing concerns via conference call that using a severance tax to fund a variety of much-longed-for infrastructure projects would do nothing but push the natural gas industry away and worsen the area's economic climate.
Tioga County commissioner Erick Coolidge; Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday; president of the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Gina Severcool Suydam; PIOGA president Dan Weaver and API-PA associate director Jonathan Lutz discussed the pitfalls of the $4.5 billion "Restore PA" initiative and its negative impacts on Pennsylvania's economy and the state's natural gas industry.
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?
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.
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.