• 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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  • Stop New Energy Taxes

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

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  • 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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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

Lawsuit seeks return of 'fair-share' fees paid by Pennsylvania state workers who never joined unions

Seven current and former Pennsylvania state employees have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to get back dues they claim they were forced to pay to a union that did not represent them.

A misguided attack on gas, manufacturing

Mayor Bill Peduto's attack on the region's burgeoning natural gas production and manufacturing sector is as misguided as it misleading (Oct. 31, "Peduto: Fossil Fuel Industries Will Take Toll on Pittsburgh Region").

U.S. Sen. Toomey of Pennsylvania aims to prevent future presidents from banning fracking

Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. senator filed a resolution in Washington last week seeking to keep a future president from meddling with an emerging industry in the state.

Bipartisan efforts further career readiness in Pa.

Good public policy brings people together, creates opportunity, improves quality of life and strengthens our economy.

A misguided attack on gas, manufacturing

Mayor Bill Peduto's attack on the region's burgeoning natural gas production and manufacturing sector is as misguided as it misleading (Oct. 31, "Peduto: Fossil Fuel Industries Will Take Toll on Pittsburgh Region").

U.S. Sen. Toomey of Pennsylvania aims to prevent future presidents from banning fracking

Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. senator filed a resolution in Washington last week seeking to keep a future president from meddling with an emerging industry in the state.

To help working class, Democrats must recognize value of low-cost energy

It wasn't that long ago that President Barack Obama highlighted the value of natural gas as a bridge to a clean energy future.

Groups vent concerns about RestorePa plan

In her eight years on Ebensburg's borough council, Cecilia Houser has witnessed the gas industry's "Impact Fee" restore area streams, improve a borough park and support fundraising efforts for Hastings Swimming Pool.

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.

Criminal records can be a 'life sentence to poverty.' This state is automatically sealing some.

Research shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it.

Pennsylvania starts automatic sealing of some criminal files

Lower-level criminal convictions in Pennsylvania began to be automatically sealed Friday under a state law touted as a way to give offenders a fresh start.

House GOP leaders tout bills aimed at strengthening bonds between higher ed, private employers

Flanked by students attending Dauphin County Technical School, Pennsylvania's GOP House leadership on Monday encouraged the passage of a package of workforce development bills at a news conference at the state capitol.

Legislation removing state's asset tax law headed to the governor

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a House bill Wednesday that eliminates an asset tax law that has been on the books since 1935.

How can the government collect more money? New Pennsylvania ruling to increase number of corporations being taxed

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's plan to dramatically increase the number of corporations being taxed has drawn reaction from lawmakers and think tanks.

Census Bureau: State tax collections in Pennsylvania reach $38.4 billion, 5th highest in U.S.

State tax revenues in Pennsylvania amount to $38.4 billion, the fifth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

State income tax in Pennsylvania amounts to 26.2% of total taxes collected

Pennsylvania finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation that ranks how dependent states are on individual income taxes.