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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

State officials mull option for Scranton's troubled pension funds

Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Scranton's troubled pension system to come under state management.

State officials mull option for Hazleton's pension funds

Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Hazleton's troubled pension system to come under state management.

Gov. Wolf asks Liquor Control Board to allow six-pack sales at gas stations

Gov. Tom Wolf waded into the ongoing debate Tuesday over where and how Pennsylvania consumers can buy six-packs of beer and other malt beverages.

Oh, those Pennsylvania taxes!

Think Pennsylvania taxes should be fairer, more sensible?

Those reliant on oil and gas industry wait for a rebound

When two professionals in the oil and gas industry spoke April 19 to 100 people at South Franklin Township fire hall about the future of the Marcellus and Utica shales, the crowd was particularly attentive.

This isn't the time to hit the gas industry with new regulations

When the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted to stop new oil and gas regulations, it set the stage for a major standoff between the Pennsylvania legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf.

Severance tax would drive away jobs

I recently attended a House Republican policy roundtable focused on natural gas development at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe.

Pa. small businesses benefit from energy sector

Recent news stories across Pennsylvania have described the economic pain felt by small businesses in natural gas-producing counties.

Gov. Wolf asks Liquor Control Board to allow six-pack sales at gas stations

Gov. Tom Wolf waded into the ongoing debate Tuesday over where and how Pennsylvania consumers can buy six-packs of beer and other malt beverages.

Inquirer editorial: Democrats defend Pa.'s liquor laws for everyone but Democrats

Democrats have defended Pennsylvania's Precambrian government liquor monopoly at least as fervently as they've supported public schools and collective bargaining.

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.

State officials mull option for Scranton's troubled pension funds

Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Scranton's troubled pension system to come under state management.

State officials mull option for Hazleton's pension funds

Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Hazleton's troubled pension system to come under state management.

Pension reform and Internet gambling rolled into budget talks

With Memorial Day just days away, half of the state Legislature is expected to act this week on a series of bills that could become bargaining chips in final budget talks that will heat up next month.

Unwise budget scheme ignores pension reform

Pennsylvania's fiscal landscape has been marred in recent years by protracted budget battles, repeated credit downgrades and the threat of multibillion dollar tax increases.

Oh, those Pennsylvania taxes!

Think Pennsylvania taxes should be fairer, more sensible?

PA Chamber CEO: Final state budget must address the pension crisis

Over the past year and a half, Pennsylvania's fiscal landscape has been marred by protracted budget battles, repeated credit downgrades and the threat of multi-billion dollar tax increases.

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.