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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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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

Editorial: Wolf at the door? Guv changes tune on tax hike

Are they putting something in the water out in Harrisburg?

Gov. Wolf will not seek income, sales tax hikes

In a shift that could ease the path to a budget deal, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that he will no longer seek a hike in the state's personal income or sales tax to raise new revenue.

State pension pressure: The move to 401(k)-style will come in steps

Defined-benefit pension plans are long gone at most private-sector employers, yet Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf want to retain some form of them for future state employees and public schoolteachers.

Gov. Wolf Says Budget Can Hit Goals Without Major Tax Increase

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing off his proposal for an increase on sales or income taxes, and now says his budget priorities can be met without it.

Beaver County 'upskills' to prepare for Shell plant

In early June, after years of waiting and negotiating, Shell Chemical Appalachia signed on to build a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Beaver County.

Energizing the economy in Appalachian Basin

Experts agree: The United States has emerged as the world's leading oil and natural gas producer while reducing its carbon emissions more than any other nation.

Let's get cracking: The new Shell complex in Beaver is a great boon

While Pittsburgh and parts of the region have bounced back from the economic malaise of the 1970s and 1980s, the recovery has been manifestly uneven.

Shell gives green light to giant Pennsylvania ethane cracker plant

Shell Chemical Appalachia announced Tuesday that it will move forward with construction of a long-awaited multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania that business and political leaders say will transform the state's shale-gas industry.

Liquor reform takes a big step, but when's next step?

The law allows grocery stores with licenses to sell beer to also sell wine.

Grocery, convenience stores see benefits to Pennsylvania's new liquor law

Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed into law a new bill that is being touted as the most historic change to Pennsylvania's liquor laws since Prohibition.

What's in the cocktail of Pennsylvania liquor law changes

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania House surprised many this week when they pushed through a bill to allow sales of wine at groceries and to make other changes to how alcohol is sold.

Chipping away at Prohibition

Pennsylvania's state liquor system is on the way out

State pension pressure: The move to 401(k)-style will come in steps

Defined-benefit pension plans are long gone at most private-sector employers, yet Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf want to retain some form of them for future state employees and public schoolteachers.

Could pension reform vote help pave the way to Pa. budget deal?

Last week, it was the state's infamously restrictive alcohol laws that got an unexpected revision.

State pension fund warns of higher costs

The state pension fund serving teachers and other school employees lowered its official expectations for investment returns, a move that could increase costs for school districts in the coming years.

Pa. State House passes pension reform bill; fate in Senate is uncertain

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final passage Tuesday to a new set of reforms to the state's major public employee pension funds, but its immediate future in the state Senate is unclear.

Editorial: Wolf at the door? Guv changes tune on tax hike

Are they putting something in the water out in Harrisburg?

Gov. Wolf will not seek income, sales tax hikes

In a shift that could ease the path to a budget deal, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that he will no longer seek a hike in the state's personal income or sales tax to raise new revenue.

Gov. Wolf Says Budget Can Hit Goals Without Major Tax Increase

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing off his proposal for an increase on sales or income taxes, and now says his budget priorities can be met without it.

Oh, those Pennsylvania taxes!

Think Pennsylvania taxes should be fairer, more sensible?