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.
In a conference call with business groups, the Berks County commissioners chairman said the plan's reliance on a new tax on natural gas means it would raise energy costs, hurt the economy.
Natural gas industry representatives and elected officials rallied around one existing gas drilling fee while railing against another proposed tax.
Eight groups representing wine and spirits producers from Canada, Europe, and New Zealand said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's ability to negotiate lower prices from suppliers and then decide on its own whether to pass any savings on to consumers violates international trade law.
Pennsylvania edged out Texas to claim the title of America's most diverse state economy.
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.
Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" fund sounds nice, but it's really just a vehicle to impose another severance tax.
A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.
The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.
Customers could pay more for trash pickup if the governor's plan to hike the fees for dumping waste at landfills is approved, waste haulers said.
Low oil and gas prices are good for consumers.
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.
Gov. Tom Wolf is caught in a time warp.