• 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

LETTER: Energy tax increase could hurt PA

Higher taxes cost good-paying jobs and undermine the commonwealth's ability to attract the capital investment needed to grow our economy.

A 'very credible' new study on Seattle's $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers.

Letters to the Editor: Now's not time to slap tax on Pa.'s growing energy

As the state continues to grapple with persistent budget issues year after year, some have continued to call for an additional tax on the energy industry.

Workers, businesses that would benefit from gas pipeline swarm Lancaster hearing

This time, the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline's blue-collar workers, trade organizations and business supporters turned up the heat.

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.

Natural gas is driving manufacturing's revival in Pa.

A Jan. 15 column ("Put Methane in its Place, Not the Atmosphere" by Brian O'Neill) calls for more unnecessary regulations that would increase costs, stunt Pennsylvania's job growth and thwart any manufacturing renaissance while producing no real benefits.

Pennsylvania township OKs $6 billion ethane cracker plant

Supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion petrochemical, or ethane cracker, plant proposed by Shell Chemicals.

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.

PSEA seems to have forgotten what matters in school funding debate - students

One of the key differences in the ongoing budget impasse between the Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly is the issue of education funding.