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    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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  • 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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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

County official rejects Pa. plan: Matt McConnell says governor's tax on gas drillers will stunt growth

A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.

Use caution with Wolf's gas tax proposal

In his relentless push for a natural gas severance tax, Gov. Tom Wolf has gotten much better at the practical side of the initiative.

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh's energy advantages

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.

Letter: We have an opportunity with natural gas

A recent article ("Local politicians gather at Eastburg Boiler Works site, call for funding", March 28) about Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania program omits key facts about the current funding solution that's generating hundreds of millions of dollars annually for infrastructure, community and environmental programs around the state.

Gov. Wolf Says For PA To Have A Strong Natural Gas Industry; We Need Pipelines

Pipelines are safer than tank cars as long as they are built the right way.

Budget, severance tax, opioid issues on lawmakers' agendas

The continued push for a natural gas severance tax and safeguards against opioid addiction may well be taken up in the state Legislature this year.

Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to Keep it in the Ground

In recent years, anti-energy groups have rallied around a singular theme: "Keep it in the Ground."

We need to energize Pennsylvania's economy

Now that the Amazon show is over, let's take full advantage of our world-class energy reserves

Gov. Wolf's lawlessness: Break out the handcuffs

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

Wolf calls for an 'honest budget,' tax increase

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.

Business groups cheer elimination of capital stock and franchise tax

It's rare for a tax to be done away with entirely, but, once in a while, it happens.