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    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.

    Because when businesses add jobs, people and communities prosper – that means a better quality of life for you and your family!

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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

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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Consumer Choice

Pennsylvania's antiquated liquor sales system is inconvenient and doesn't give consumers the choice they have in other states. We're working to move the Keystone State into the 21st century through popular and commonsense liquor reform.

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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

Pennsylvania Governor's Severance Tax Proposal Could Set Highest Rate in Nation

Pennsylvania's Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) said this month that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's latest proposal to enact a 6.5% severance tax on natural gas production would give the state the highest effective rate in the country.

Minimum wage boost would affect 1 million

A new report by the state Independent Fiscal Office sheds light on the economic impact of increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.

A new drill for Pa: Fewer gas rigs operate, and local economies suffer

Gus Trejo, a career oil-and-gas driller from South Texas, moved his family to Pennsylvania in 2010, betting that the emerging Marcellus Shale gas industry would provide long-term security.

Consol Energy CEO predicts 2 ethane cracker plants for region

The global crash in oil prices and resulting squeeze in financing available to energy companies have raised questions about whether two companies will build ethane cracker plants in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

Pennsylvania Governor's Severance Tax Proposal Could Set Highest Rate in Nation

Pennsylvania's Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) said this month that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's latest proposal to enact a 6.5% severance tax on natural gas production would give the state the highest effective rate in the country.

A new drill for Pa: Fewer gas rigs operate, and local economies suffer

Gus Trejo, a career oil-and-gas driller from South Texas, moved his family to Pennsylvania in 2010, betting that the emerging Marcellus Shale gas industry would provide long-term security.

Consol Energy CEO predicts 2 ethane cracker plants for region

The global crash in oil prices and resulting squeeze in financing available to energy companies have raised questions about whether two companies will build ethane cracker plants in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

Fracking And Natural Gas Have Cut Pennsylvania's CO2 Emissions 30%

Thanks to the mighty Marcellus shale play, Pennsylvania's natural gas production has boomed nearly 30-fold since 2005.

Truth in pricing: Remove a hidden tax from the liquor monopoly

The Johnstown flood tax could be the poster child for why voters don't trust politicians.

The business of selling booze

While many people view choosing which wine to have with dinner a difficult choice, business owners often have their own menu to choose from when determining which license they need to offer beer, liquor or wine to customers.

80 year's later, 'flood' tax still carries Johnstown's name

Long after Johnstown's rivers receded in 1936, a so-called "temporary" liquor tax to aid the city's recovery has remained - even though it has been nearly 80 years since it's been used to benefit Johnstown or any statewide flood relief.

Pennsylvania House passes bill legalizing cross-border liquor purchases

Admit it, you've done the New Jersey liquor run.

Changes to law, raising age for benefits suggested for Pa. pension reform

Pennsylvania's pension crisis is large, multifaceted and won't be easily alleviated, experts told a gathering of business and government leaders Thursday.

Pennsylvania school pension system lost money in 2015

The $52-billion-asset Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System lost money last year, trailing the performance of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state worker pension investment returns for 2015, according to a report the system released Friday.

Rising pension costs are part of why Erie schools are going broke

Aside from a troubled economy and the denuded tax base that goes with it, the structural deficit choking the life out of the Erie School District has two major contributors.

A plan to help the city's pension woes: Buyouts

City Controller Alan Butkovitz thinks he has a solution for Philadelphia's staggeringly underfunded pension fund: buyouts.

As tax season winds down, these U.S. jurisdictions have it best and worst

Filing season highlights discrepancies and policy implications from around the country

Wolf relents on tax hikes; 9-month Pa. budget impasse ends

Pennsylvania's epic budget stalemate ended Wednesday when the Democratic governor backed off a recent veto threat, leaving just slivers of his once-ambitious agenda intact after nine months of partisan gridlock that threatened to shutter schools and forced layoffs at social service agencies.

Trash pickup bills may be tipped higher

Customers could pay more for trash pickup if the governor's plan to hike the fees for dumping waste at landfills is approved, waste haulers said.

Don't let fee boost landfills

Low oil and gas prices are good for consumers.