• 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

We're long past 'how did we get here' on pensions - now it's time for real fixes

The analysis of Pennsylvania's pension crisis by Miriam Fox (PennLive, May 8 "This is the pension reform issue no one is talking about") was intriguing.

Oped: State lawmakers should free our spirits

The season of backyard barbecues is upon us.

$15 minimum wage is a job killer

The bandwagon for a $15-per-hour minimum wage has run head-on into the laws of economics.

Pennsylvania House approves bill to sell state's liquor wholesale system

House Republicans on Tuesday pushed ahead a set of changes to how alcohol is sold in the state, moving to privatize wholesale wine and spirits sales and expand the retail outlets where booze is available.

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.

IN THIS CORNER: Natural gas powering our economy

As most Pennsylvanians know, we are producing more natural gas than all but one other state, thanks to the prolific supplies of gas in the Marcellus and other formations.

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.