• 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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  • STOP NEW ENERGY TAXES

    Pennsylvania's Impact Tax - 1.7 Billion Dollars and Growing!

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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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We need to get more skilled people: Pennsylvania lawmakers confront workforce issues

Pennsylvania lawmakers have been hearing the same refrain for most of the year.

Restore Pa. initiative could have negative impact

In response to the Aug. 9 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "New Pa. Poll Puts Biden's Lead Smaller Than Others," highlighting results from a Franklin & Marshall College poll regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" initiative, Pennsylvanians must understand the negative impact this policy could have on the state's business climate.

Berks commissioner speaks out against Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan

A top Berks County official joined a number of representatives from business and trade associations in voicing his opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania plan, which would be funded with a severance tax on natural gas extraction.

Christian Leinbach speaks out against Gov. Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan

In a conference call with business groups, the Berks County commissioners chairman said the plan's reliance on a new tax on natural gas means it would raise energy costs, hurt the economy.

Legislators should nix severance tax

Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" fund sounds nice, but it's really just a vehicle to impose another severance tax.

County official rejects Pa. plan: Matt McConnell says governor's tax on gas drillers will stunt growth

A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh's energy advantages

The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.

Groups oppose Wolf's 'RestorePa' plan

A number of business and trade industry associations on Thursday voiced opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would be funded by a severance tax on natural gas extraction.

Wolf calls for an 'honest budget,' tax increase

Eleven weary months later, Gov. Tom Wolf is about to deliver a second budget proposal that he says will narrowly focus on boosting school funding while raising taxes to pay for automatic cost increases.

Business groups cheer elimination of capital stock and franchise tax

It's rare for a tax to be done away with entirely, but, once in a while, it happens.

171-year-old Pennsylvania tax comes to an end

A Pennsylvania business tax that predated the Civil War and in modern times pumped hundreds of millions of dollars a year into state coffers has been swept away with the new year.

New year ends much-reviled business tax in Pennsylvania

A much-reviled Pennsylvania business tax has been swept out by the new year.