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Senate Game & Fisheries Committee Approves Five Bills

May 27, 2020
The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee approved five bills today (May 27), according to Committee Chairman Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49).     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1074, HB 1003, HB 1185, HB 1188, and HB 1584

May 26, 2020
Senate Game and Fisheries Committee | May 27, 2020 at 11 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Bill to Preserve Access to Ventilator Services Earns Senate Approval

May 11, 2020
The Senate voted today to preserve access to ventilator and tracheostomy care for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Dan Laughlin (R-49).   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Laughlin Bills to Improve Day Care Safety

April 29, 2020
The Senate today (April 29) approved two bills introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49) to improve safety in state-regulated daycare facilities, measures he introduced in response to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of five young children in Erie last year.   Listen   [Read More]

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Laughlin Questions Health Secretary on Monitoring Nursing Home Employees

April 23, 2020
Following up on his letter to the Governor, Senator Dan Laughlin today questioned Health Secretary Rachel Levine about regular COVID-19 testing of employees at nursing homes and extended care facilities during the joint public hearing of the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee and Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee on the Governor’s COVID-19 actions.   [Read More]

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Senator Laughlin Offers Online Unemployment Compensation Guide

April 20, 2020
Recognizing that many people have seen their daily lives and their jobs impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, Senator Dan Laughlin launched a special page on his website ( dedicated to providing his constituents with information regarding unemployment compensation.   [Read More]

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Preserve Access to Ventilator Services

April 20, 2020
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved a bill today that would preserve access to ventilator and tracheostomy care for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Dan Laughlin (R-49). Listen   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

March 04, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with the Department of Environmental Protection, I expressed my anger that DEP & DCNR are doing nothing to help Presque Isle State Park, which is being ripped apart by erosion. I also sought help for reducing Lake Erie algae blooms, and warned that the administration’s proposed TCI gas hike will send motorists over the border to buy gas.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn College/Thaddeus Stevens College/Community Colleges

March 03, 2020
I highlighted the importance of creating a community college in the Erie region during a #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennCollege, @thaddeusstevens and @NorthamptonComm.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews, I asked Secretary Cindy Dunn about high water levels at Presque Isle State Park and the dire need to study alternative breakwater strategies.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

March 03, 2020
With the cost of higher education continuing to rise, I raised concerns that the state-related universities may not continue to be competitive with online universities and other lower-cost institutions. #PASenate #PABudget hearings.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn State Ag Research & Ag Extension

March 02, 2020
At a #PASenate #PABudget hearing on Penn State’s @agsciences & @psuextension, I raised concern about the impact of insecticides on honey bees.     [Read More]