• 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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Moody's ranks Philadelphia, Pittsburgh among top potential Amazon HQ2 cities

Moody's Analytics has ranked Philadelphia and Pittsburgh among the top five potential Amazon HQ2 cities after analyzing data in five broad categories.

Lawmakers skeptical of Wolf's budget bailout

The Liquor Control Board has taken the first steps to borrow $1.25 billion to help balance the state budget, but many lawmakers remain unconvinced of the strategy.

Pa. House rejects effort to consider a shale tax to help fund the budget

The House had an opportunity to force consideration of a shale tax to help fund the 2017-18 budget by using a rarely used tactic to force the discharge of severance tax bill from the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

A new Pa. state budget flashpoint: Whether to tax commercial storage

Efforts to fix Pennsylvania's unbalanced state budget hit a new flashpoint Monday, as industry and some lawmakers pushed back against a plan to end a longtime sales tax exemption for commercial storage.

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.

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

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.

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.