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Senator Dan Laughlin was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in November 2016 to represent the 49th Senatorial District, which includes part of Erie County. Born in Erie and raised in the Erie Heights housing project, Senator Dan Laughlin is the son of a decorated World War II combat veteran who worked as a union carpenter and a mother who assembled fighter planes at the Curtis Wright Plant in Buffalo. more . . .

Senator Laughlin Comments on Governor’s Proposed FY 2017-18 Budget

February 7, 2017

Senator Dan Laughlin issued the following statement on the proposed $32.338 billion General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 that Governor Tom Wolf unveiled before a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday.
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Erie County Park, Recreation Projects Receive $1 million in State Grants

February 3, 2017

Several groups and municipalities within Erie County were recently selected to receive $1,037,600 in Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.[...Read more]

Committee Approves Senator Laughlin’s Lobbyist Disclosure Bill

January 31, 2017

The Senate State Government Committee today (January 31) unanimously approved government reform legislation introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) that would provide improved transparency regarding lobbyist disclosure reports.
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