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.
The shale gas boom in Pennsylvania and other Appalachian states has been the chief driver of growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.
Building a Stronger Workforce
Federal lawmakers have proposed tax reform legislation that provides long-overdue relief to small business job creators, which create two-thirds of new jobs in the country.
State leaders are listening to concerns about problems facing the workforce.
As Pennsylvania's governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry.
A study released Tuesday by the governor's office and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation suggests that up to four more ethane crackers could be built in Pennsylvania or Appalachia beyond Royal Dutch Shell's $6 billion petrochemical plant under construction in Beaver County.
In his recent commentary, state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166 of Haverford, continues to ignore important facts about Pennsylvania's natural gas industry ("Lobbyists, Money Do the Talking for Natural Gas Industry," March 6), which supports tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the commonwealth and is responsible for dramatic air quality improvements that we all benefit from.
The number of ships exporting Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids out of Philadelphia's port quintupled in 2016, according to the Maritime Exchange, reflecting an increased flow of propane and other materials through Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus Hook terminal.
Say this for Gov. Tom Wolf.
Eleven weary months later, Gov. Tom Wolf is about to deliver a second budget proposal that he says will narrowly focus on boosting school funding while raising taxes to pay for automatic cost increases.
It's rare for a tax to be done away with entirely, but, once in a while, it happens.
A Pennsylvania business tax that predated the Civil War and in modern times pumped hundreds of millions of dollars a year into state coffers has been swept away with the new year.