• 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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  • 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

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

The bridge between jobs and the labor skills gap is education

It's encouraging to continue to hear Gov. Tom Wolf champion an issue that has been one of our priorities for years:

Increased energy taxes do not help Pa.

The Post-Gazette's Feb. 13 editorial "Paying Their Fair Share" calling for a severance tax perpetuates a trend among certain elected officials to go after specific industries for taxation in order to pay for more government spending.

$15 Minimum Wage Sparks A Jobs Recession In New York

Economics 101: When Amazon pulled out of New York, the loss of 25,000 future jobs made headlines.

Plan to hike minimum wage sounds good, but would have unintended consequences

On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 per hour, with plans to increase it by 50 cents annually until it reaches $15 per hour by 2025.

Budget, severance tax, opioid issues on lawmakers' agendas

The continued push for a natural gas severance tax and safeguards against opioid addiction may well be taken up in the state Legislature this year.

Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to Keep it in the Ground

In recent years, anti-energy groups have rallied around a singular theme: "Keep it in the Ground."

We need to energize Pennsylvania's economy

Now that the Amazon show is over, let's take full advantage of our world-class energy reserves

Want more manufacturing jobs in Greater Philadelphia? Tap into Pennsylvania's top energy resource

It should come as no surprise, that our state has abundant energy resources.

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?

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.