• 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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  • 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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Latest NewsVIEW ALL

Raising the Minimum Wage Will Cut Entry-Level Jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 80 million hourly paid workers in the United States. Only 221,000 hourly paid workers age 25 or over earn the federal minimum wage.

Seattle Couple Fears $16 Minimum Wage Could Doom Subway Franchise

When Heidi Mann and her husband Karam took a leap of faith 15 years ago and purchased a Subway franchise in Seattle, they had no idea that one day their dreams could be shattered by the city's required increases in the minimum wage.

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.

Gas severance tax would hurt consumers

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to punish the natural gas industry with a severance tax and more regulations.

Let's just drop the severance tax idea, Gov. Wolf

For too long, the natural gas industry has been demonized in our state...having to survive yet another year under threat of a severance tax from Gov. Tom Wolf.

Impact fee local asset unique to Pennsylvania

In central Pennsylvania, boaters and anglers can use two new access points to enjoy the scenic Juniata River.

Shell cracker plant could boost Erie's plastics industry

Although Erie County has lost nearly 5,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years, the region's plastics sector can be counted as an island of stability.

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.