• Stop New Energy Taxes

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

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  • OUR MISSION

    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.

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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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Latest NewsVIEW ALL

Plan to hike minimum wage sounds good, but would have unintended consequences

On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 per hour, with plans to increase it by 50 cents annually until it reaches $15 per hour by 2025.

Wolf wants to fund infrastructure with shale tax; Republicans say nope

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the Republican-controlled state House and Senate to sign on to a sweeping new infrastructure plan.

A $15 minimum wage hurts workers

Governor Tom Wolf has pushed to increase Pennsylvania's minimum wage every year since he took office in 2015.

OP-ED: America cannot afford to keep it in the ground

Infrastructure is the framework upon which our lives are built.

Want more manufacturing jobs in Greater Philadelphia? Tap into Pennsylvania's top energy resource

It should come as no surprise, that our state has abundant energy resources.

Study: Energy industry could transform state's economy

Pennsylvania's population and economic growth are stagnant, but a report published Thursday has a solution: capitalize on the "historic opportunity" presented by the state's natural gas reserves to craft a "new, vibrant and growing" state.

Business coalition launches new shale-gas promotional campaign

A Pennsylvania business consortium launched a new campaign Thursday to boost the state's economy by expanding the uses of natural gas in manufacturing, power production and exports.

OP-ED: Natural gas driving force behind Pa. manufacturing growth

Pennsylvania is steeped with a rich manufacturing history - boosted by a blue collar, hardworking spirit upon which Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the surrounding communities was built and is hardwired into our DNA.

Another Pa. budget that'll never be

NOT TO UNDULY alarm anyone, but it appears that Pennsylvania never will have a budget again, at least not one from Democratic Gov. Wolf and the current Republican legislature.

Wolf asks for more taxes in 2016-17 budget proposal

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled on Tuesday a $33.3 billion budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Gov. Wolf's lawlessness: Break out the handcuffs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented his 2016-17 budget on Tuesday.