• 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

Merit selection still crucial

Just over one year ago, we came together as former governors from across the political spectrum to call for the adoption of merit selection of statewide judges and justices to the appellate Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts.

Gov. Tom Wolf explains what he likes about this pension plan

Gov. Tom Wolf spoke briefly Tuesday about the pension bill moving toward his desk this week, calling it a "significant start" on what has become one of Pennsylvania's worst political catastrophes.

It's time to get creative on energy

If there is one issue all Pennsylvanians can rally behind, it's the need to create more jobs, improve our economy and position the Commonwealth to be a national and global economic leader.

Zippo lights the way on pension reform

The state Senate recently took the first steps toward passing a significant overhaul of Pennsylvania's troubled public pension systems.

Atlantic Sunrise pipeline gets environmental approval from FERC

Williams Partners LP on Tuesday said its Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion has received environmental approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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.

Money for schools won't be there

Gov. Tom Wolf's $1 billion gas severance tax for education is the greatest illusion ever created in Harrisburg.

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.