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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    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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Pa. Senate approves budget balanced by drilling, utility taxes; its fate in House is unclear

After his no-new-taxes budget proposal went nowhere last weekend, Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai issued this challenge to his GOP colleagues in the state Senate:

Pa. Senate considering tax on natural gas drillers to balance budget

Working late Wednesday night to close a $2 billion gap in the state's $32 billion budget, the Republican-controlled Senate began pushing a plan to tax drilling for natural gas, and raise or impose new taxes on consumers' telephone, electric, and gas bills.

After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn a corner

Pennsylvania's moribund drilling industry, which has struggled with persistently low prices and a dearth of infrastructure to get its product to market, is showing signs of life.

Clock ticking on $2B search to balance Pennsylvania budget

The clock is ticking on Pennsylvania lawmakers grappling with the state government's biggest shortfall since the recession to come up with the $2 billion-plus they say they need to balance a shortfall from the just-ended fiscal year and a projected deficit in the just-started fiscal year.

State lawmakers question drilling tax, wage hike as budget hearings begin

Three weeks of state budget hearings kicked off Tuesday with legislators scrutinizing Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to enact a new tax on natural gas drilling and raise the minimum wage.

In five years, impact fee pumped $1B into drilling host communities

In the last five years, officials in bucolic Auburn Twp. used natural gas money to replace all the township's public works trucks with brand new ones.

Uptick in 'downstream' energy job openings provides hope that Western Pennsylvania's employment is improving

Despite a two-year downturn in the oil and gas industry, "downstream" opportunities such as power plants and pipelines are feeding a growing sense that the employment outlook in Western Pennsylvania is improving.

Harrisburg revs up for natural gas severance tax fight

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf are eyeing a new tax on Pennsylvania's shale gas industry as one way to address a $600 million-and-growing revenue shortfall--although any such proposal faces strong lobbying interests.

New year ends much-reviled business tax in Pennsylvania

A much-reviled Pennsylvania business tax has been swept out by the new year.

New year ends Pa.'s despised capital stock and franchise tax on business

A much-reviled Pennsylvania business tax has been swept out by the new year.

In budget mire, far apart

Almost since the day he took office, Gov. Wolf has said he's not accustomed to Harrisburg's dysfunction.

Tax-friendly states are gaining Pa. retirees

By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, Florida recently passed New York to become the nation's third most populous state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.