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.
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.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
Total natural gas production in Pennsylvania grew by 14.7% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, a report by the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office said.
Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Senate are preparing an alternative to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal for a multibillion-dollar capital plan, funding it by allowing more natural gas drilling in state-owned forests rather than by taxing natural gas production.
Yogi Berra once famously stated, "It's like deja vu all over again."
Pennsylvania's economy is humming - more of us are working than ever before and tax revenues are coming in well beyond expectations, according to the Department of Revenue.
The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.
A number of business and trade industry associations on Thursday voiced opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would be funded by a severance tax on natural gas extraction.
Texas may be the biggest natural gas producer in the country, but Pennsylvania isn't far behind - and it's gaining.
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.
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.
Filing season highlights discrepancies and policy implications from around the country
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.
Customers could pay more for trash pickup if the governor's plan to hike the fees for dumping waste at landfills is approved, waste haulers said.