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Senate Honors 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

June 19, 2019
The Senate adopted a Resolution on Tuesday (June 18) marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, according to Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49), a prime sponsor of the Resolution. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Passes Bill Renaming Erie Bridge for Local Hero

June 12, 2019
The Senate today (June 12) approved a bill introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin renaming a bridge in honor of an Erie native on the 53rd anniversary of his heroic actions in the Vietnam War.   [Read More]

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Senator Laughlin Comments on State’s Current Economy

May 01, 2019
  Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49) credited Senate Republicans’ conservative fiscal approach as the key to Pennsylvania’s current budget surplus and stressed the need for continued restraint on state spending.   [Read More]

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Senate Marks “Osteopathic Medicine Week”

April 10, 2019
Listen The Senate adopted a Resolution (April 9) supported by Senator Dan Laughlin recognizing the week of April 14 through 20, 2019, as "Osteopathic Medicine Week" in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Laughlin Bill Included in Crime Victim Legislation Approved by Senate

April 09, 2019
Legislation introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin is included in a package of bills approved by the Senate today to provide stronger protections for crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process. Listen   [Read More]

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State Senate Passes Package of Bills to Strengthen Protections for Crime Victims

April 09, 2019
The Pennsylvania Senate today passed a package of bills designed to provide stronger protections for crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process.     [Read More]

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Senator Laughlin Calls on Governor: “Be the Hero of Erie”

March 07, 2019
Senator Dan Laughlin today again called on Governor Tom Wolf to reverse his moratorium on the expansion of a development program that could spur development and job growth in Erie and communities across Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

March 07, 2019
Senator Laughlin asked DCED Secretary Dennis Davin about Erie’s request to participate in the Early Intervention Program and to receive a CRIZ designation.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Gaming Control Board

March 07, 2019
Senator Laughlin asked Gaming Control Board Executive Director Kevin O'Toole about the iGaming application at Presque Isle Downs and the prospect of off-track betting, and iGaming’s impact on gambling addiction and local share assessments.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

March 06, 2019
During the budget hearing for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Senator Laughlin requested information on companies and jobs created through Ben Franklin and discussed economic development in Erie.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 06, 2019
Senator Laughlin asked Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding about Chronic Wasting Disease, crop damage payments and the potential for Sunday hunting to curb the deer population.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs

March 06, 2019
Senator Laughlin told PA Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli that he is very concerned about proposed cuts in mental health funding, and asked for an update on construction and rehabilitation efforts at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie.     [Read More]