• 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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  • STOP NEW ENERGY TAXES

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

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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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Pennsylvania one of eight states with a budget deficit, report says

With expenses outpacing income, Pennsylvania is one of eight states across the country running a deficit within its government operations, according to a recent analysis.

Cuomo's War On Fracking And Natural Gas Bears Highly Predictable Fruit

Like the football coach who blames game officials for his own bad decisions and lack of preparation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now blaming one of his state's public utilities for the inevitable outcomes of his own bad decisions related to hydraulic fracturing and natural gas.

Lawsuit seeks return of 'fair-share' fees paid by Pennsylvania state workers who never joined unions

Seven current and former Pennsylvania state employees have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to get back dues they claim they were forced to pay to a union that did not represent them.

A misguided attack on gas, manufacturing

Mayor Bill Peduto's attack on the region's burgeoning natural gas production and manufacturing sector is as misguided as it misleading (Oct. 31, "Peduto: Fossil Fuel Industries Will Take Toll on Pittsburgh Region").

$1.37 Million in State Funding Awarded for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Centre County

Five Centre County organizations have received a combined $1.37 million in state funding to support local affordable housing programs.

Shale gas impact fees raise $252 million, breaking record

Pennsylvania's impact fee on natural gas wells yielded its highest payout to date this year, the Public Utility Commission said on Thursday.

Business, civic group opposes natural gas tax

Business and civic leaders, some from Indiana County, offered a rebuttal Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to use what he calls "a commonsense severance tax" on natural gas to finance a $4.5 billion, 20-year "Restore Pennsylvania" bond issue.

Report: Pennsylvania natural gas production shows 'significant' jump

Total natural gas production in Pennsylvania grew by 14.7% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, a report by the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office said.

Wolf relents on tax hikes; 9-month Pa. budget impasse ends

Pennsylvania's epic budget stalemate ended Wednesday when the Democratic governor backed off a recent veto threat, leaving just slivers of his once-ambitious agenda intact after nine months of partisan gridlock that threatened to shutter schools and forced layoffs at social service agencies.

Trash pickup bills may be tipped higher

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.

Don't let fee boost landfills

Low oil and gas prices are good for consumers.

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.