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.
As 2020-21 budget negotiations get underway, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is calling on state elected officials to continue the positive momentum from last year and focus on pro-growth policies that will improve the economy and increase private sector job opportunities across the Commonwealth.
As we enter this new decade, it's worth acknowledging America's energy progress over the past ten years, both economic and environmental, and the role Pennsylvania has played in the U.S. equation.
Members of the Workforce Command Center say there are five main points keeping people from working. They also gave 42 recommendations to overcome those barriers.
Pennsylvania finished 46th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.
Gov. Tom Wolf plans to join a coalition of regional states to set a mandatory, shrinking cap on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be released from Pennsylvania's fossil fuel power plants.
Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg are moving forward with a plan they say will help both the state's energy industry and the environment.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
In response to the Aug. 9 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "New Pa. Poll Puts Biden's Lead Smaller Than Others," highlighting results from a Franklin & Marshall College poll regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" initiative, Pennsylvanians must understand the negative impact this policy could have on the state's business climate.
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?
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.