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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

Pension Crisis

The $53 billion and growing public pension debt impacts every state taxpayer. We're pushing for reforms to shift the burden away from taxpayers and keep the pension systems sustainable for future state and public school employees.


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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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EDITORIAL: 2 billion reasons to support Sunoco pipeline across Pennsylvania

Ever wonder why the business community and labor unions are such unabashed proponents of building a massive pipeline across the width of Pennsylvania?

'To-go' liquor proposal might get another shot

A key House lawmaker on state liquor policy is "cautiously optimistic" that this could be the year consumers could purchase liquor "to-go" at stores outside the state-controlled system.

Pennsylvania study sees $2-3 billion-dollar boost from Sunoco pipeline

As local municipalities, community groups and the Rose Tree Media School District grapple with potential safety concerns regarding the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines, an independent report released by Team Pennsylvania Foundation has outlined the economic benefits of the natural gas resources it will carry.

Why to prefer pipelines

It's the safer way to transport natural gas and create jobs

Pennsylvania needs nuclear power

A new report shows how important it is to the commonwealth's economy

Pipelines are key to Pa's energy future

If there is one issue which Americans can rally around after a contentious and hard-fought political season, it's the dire need to grow jobs and improve our nation's infrastructure.

Survey: State residents strongly support building of pipelines

A survey of Pennsylvania residents released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association finds broad-based support for investment in infrastructure to help build out the state's natural gas industry and manufacturing.

Natural gas workers navigate energy's boom and bust

The drilling rigs were hard to ignore.

Liquor bill promises sweeping reforms, but with strong detractors

In one fell swoop, the House delivered the most comprehensive overhaul of the state's liquor system since it began in the 1930s to Gov. Tom Wolf.

Alcohol sales expansion passes PA House, headed to Gov Wolf

In an about-face, state lawmakers moved quickly and unexpectedly Tuesday to pass a long-stalled bill that would greatly expand alcohol sales by chipping away at Pennsylvania's Prohibition-era liquor laws.

Wine may be in local grocery stores by November

Grocery companies in Pennsylvania where beer is already sold in limited quantities seemed receptive to the concept of selling wine in their establishments.

Pension reform and Internet gambling rolled into budget talks

With Memorial Day just days away, half of the state Legislature is expected to act this week on a series of bills that could become bargaining chips in final budget talks that will heat up next month.

Pension costs demand action

The Democratic Wolf administration and Republican legislative majorities have just begun the battle over the 2016-2017 state government budget.

Unwise budget scheme ignores pension reform

Pennsylvania's fiscal landscape has been marred in recent years by protracted budget battles, repeated credit downgrades and the threat of multibillion dollar tax increases.

Seneca Valley budget proposal includes tax increase

The Seneca Valley School Board has approved a spending plan draft that would raise the property tax rate by 3.1 mills, from 119.9 to 123.

A new tax on the gas industry? It's not a responsible move

There are no natural gas well pads in Lancaster County, but Pennsylvania's emerging natural gas industry has had a profound and positive impact on our community.

No compromise: Negotiations over taxing Pennsylvania gas drillers break down

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to tax Pennsylvania's natural gas drillers and have that money go to education.

GOP preps a no-tax budget, daring Wolf to veto

The centerpiece of Governor Tom Wolf's state budget died its umpteenth death around a negotiating table this week.

Gene Yaw opposes proposed severance tax on Marcellus Shale drillers

State Senator Gene Yaw recently became the latest Pennsylvania lawmaker to join Speaker of the House Mike Turzai's opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed 5 percent severance tax on Marcellus Shale drillers.