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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

Severance tax going to 'spell disaster' for Pennsylvania companies, shale groups say

The heads of three trade groups representing oil and natural gas producers in Pennsylvania say a severance tax would be devastating to the industry, costing jobs and potentially forcing companies to invest in rival shale plays.

Severance tax on shale gas still in Wolf's budget

The structure of Gov. Tom Wolf's latest attempt to increase taxes on shale gas production might open the door to consideration by Republican lawmakers, a key GOP critic said Wednesday, though industry leaders remain dead-set against the move.

Another Pa. budget that'll never be

NOT TO UNDULY alarm anyone, but it appears that Pennsylvania never will have a budget again, at least not one from Democratic Gov. Wolf and the current Republican legislature.

Severance tax going to 'spell disaster' for Pennsylvania companies, shale groups say

The heads of three trade groups representing oil and natural gas producers in Pennsylvania say a severance tax would be devastating to the industry, costing jobs and potentially forcing companies to invest in rival shale plays.

Severance tax on shale gas still in Wolf's budget

The structure of Gov. Tom Wolf's latest attempt to increase taxes on shale gas production might open the door to consideration by Republican lawmakers, a key GOP critic said Wednesday, though industry leaders remain dead-set against the move.

Pa. gas drillers already pay their fair share of taxes

As we await Gov. Tom Wolf's Tuesday budget address, his administration has made one provision a certainty - a natural gas severance tax.

Severance tax would hamper Pa. gas drillers

Gov. Wolf will deliver his state budget proposal for 2016 on Tuesday.

Pennsylvania House passes bill legalizing cross-border liquor purchases

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

Don't call it reform: The House must kill the Senate's lame liquor plan

Legislation that passed the state Senate Thursday was not a sweeping rewrite of the state's outdated liquor laws.

Senate OKs bill allowing restaurants, hotels to sell bottles of wine

Restaurants, hotels and some grocery stores would be able to sell up to four bottles of wine to go under a proposal passed Thursday in a mostly party-line vote by the state Senate.

Sweeping liquor reform bill advances toward full Senate and uncertain future

Sweeping liquor reforms that would keep the existing state stores but expand sales at grocery stores and restaurants advanced Wednesday toward a full state Senate vote.

State dithers, rating burns

What state lawmakers call "reforms" to state pension systems have been applied almost exclusively to new employees - in other words, not to state lawmakers.

Republican legislators talk pension reform, budget at roundtable discussion

Local Republican legislators said Friday that pension reform should still be the priority as they work with Gov. Tom Wolf to finalize a state budget.

Wolf moves to close commission that reviews public pension plans

The Wolf administration is moving to close the Public Employee Retirement Commission, which reviews municipal pension plans and legislation that would affect public worker pensions.

Pension Fund's woeful return on investment will leave taxpayers hurting

Let's say you count on earning $360,000 a year to take care of your many dependents, pay the bills, and stay afloat.

Another Pa. budget that'll never be

NOT TO UNDULY alarm anyone, but it appears that Pennsylvania never will have a budget again, at least not one from Democratic Gov. Wolf and the current Republican legislature.

Wolf asks for more taxes in 2016-17 budget proposal

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled on Tuesday a $33.3 billion budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Gov. Wolf's lawlessness: Break out the handcuffs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented his 2016-17 budget on Tuesday.