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    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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Natural gas workers navigate energy's boom and bust

The drilling rigs were hard to ignore.

Message to new legislators: Address small business issues

As newly-elected legislators finish celebrating their Election Day victories and begin contemplating their legislative agendas, they should prioritize reforms that can generate bipartisan support.

Pre-election report says any fracking ban would hurt jobs

Any federal ban on fracking for oil and natural gas would cause fuel prices to surge, leading to job losses, higher electricity and gasoline costs and an increased cost of living, especially in top gas-producing states like Pennsylvania, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report issued on Friday.

Nationwide US fracking ban would cause gas price to spike: study

A nationwide US ban on hydraulic fracturing would have a devastating effect on the natural gas industry and the country's economy as a whole, causing prices to spike to $12/MMBtu and resulting in the loss of 14.8 million US jobs by 2022, according to a report released Friday by an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce.

Natural gas workers navigate energy's boom and bust

The drilling rigs were hard to ignore.

Pre-election report says any fracking ban would hurt jobs

Any federal ban on fracking for oil and natural gas would cause fuel prices to surge, leading to job losses, higher electricity and gasoline costs and an increased cost of living, especially in top gas-producing states like Pennsylvania, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report issued on Friday.

Nationwide US fracking ban would cause gas price to spike: study

A nationwide US ban on hydraulic fracturing would have a devastating effect on the natural gas industry and the country's economy as a whole, causing prices to spike to $12/MMBtu and resulting in the loss of 14.8 million US jobs by 2022, according to a report released Friday by an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce.

Oped: Some regulations burdensome to natural gas industry

Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny, makes a number of misinformed claims in a recent York Dispatch op-ed ("Gas Drillers Must Work with Pa. Communities," Oct. 19) about the natural gas industry's approach to a select number of overreaching...

Get your corkscrews ready: Wine sales start Tuesday at a central Pennsylvania Sheetz

Make sure your corkscrews are in a convenient location.

Pennsylvania 1st state to allow direct shipping of wine from abroad

When Pennsylvania lawmakers revised the state's alcohol laws this summer, they gave residents the ability to have wine shipped from any winery in the world to their doorstep.

48 wineries have gotten new Pa. wine shipment licenses

For Pennsylvania wine drinkers, having Napa Valley bottles shipped right to their doors has long been a dream.

Wine officially can be delivered directly to Pennsylvania residents' homes

Wine can now be delivered directly to your home if you live in Pennsylvania.

Fix the state pension mess now

A solution is on the table in Harrisburg, and it's time to get it done

If the Legislature does nothing else this fall, it must fix Pa.'s pensions mess

The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives passed different versions of state pension reform earlier this year.

'Conflict of interest': SEC makes Apollo repay $40M to Pa. and other investors

Apollo Global Management, the $186 billion-asset private-equity firm whose bosses include Sixers lead owner Josh Harris, has agreed to pay $53 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission complaints that the firm reduced returns available to its clients, including the Pennsylvania state pension fund (SERS), by inadequately disclosing fees it collected from companies it bought with their cash before selling them or taking them public.

Long past time for Pa. to act on pensions

Dan White is a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester and an adviser on pensions to the National League of Cities

Taxes & flight: Pa.'s sad tale

Incumbent state lawmakers running for re-election this year - especially old-timers who have put down roots in Harrisburg - won't be singing the praises of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Pennsylvania's economy.

Wolf, Pa. lawmakers strike budget deal

Taxes on tobacco and digital downloads and changes in gaming and wine sales will pay for $31.5 billion spending plan.

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.