Senate Approves Senator Laughlin’s Government Transparency Measure

May 21, 2018
The Senate today (May 21) approved a measure introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) that will increase government transparency by requiring the Department of Insurance to detail its spending for outside contractors. Listen   [Read More]

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March 27, 2018
Senator Dan Laughlin offers his thoughts on redistricting following a March 27th Senate State Government Committee public hearing on the issue.     [Read More]

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State Senate Approves Bipartisan Crime Victims Package

March 21, 2018
The State Senate today approved a package of bills strengthening protections for victims of crime and ensuring that victims and their families are treated with respect and dignity by the criminal justice system.     [Read More]

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February 6, 2018 Senator Laughlin Comments on Governor’s Proposed FY 2018-19 Budget

February 06, 2018
While the proposed $33.2 billion state General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 unveiled by the Governor today would increase support for job training initiatives, Senator Dan Laughlin is urging the Administration to take steps to make Erie eligible for a new federal program designed to promote economic development.   [Read More]

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Senator Laughlin: First Year Savings Exceed $250,000

December 28, 2017
As Senator Dan Laughlin wrapped up his first year in office, his cost cutting measures and reduced expenditures resulted in savings exceeding more than $250,000 for Pennsylvania taxpayers in 2017.       [Read More]

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Senator Laughlin Comments on UC System Upgrades Measure

December 13, 2017
The Senate gave final legislative approval Wednesday to legislation that provides for the completion of updates to the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program’s computer system.     [Read More]

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Senator Laughlin Named to Community, Economic Development Committee

December 13, 2017
State Senator Dan Laughlin, R-49th District, was today (December 13) appointed to serve on the Senate Committee that oversees economic development and job creation initiatives in the Commonwealth.     [Read More]

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Erie Schools’ State Funding Increase Enacted into Law

October 30, 2017
The recurring $14 million increase in state funding for the Erie School District was locked in place with the Governor’s signature of House Bill 674, the state Fiscal Code bill, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, who led the legislative effort to secure the extra money.     [Read More]

Bill Securing $14M in Recurring Funding for Erie Schools Sent to Governor

October 24, 2017
Efforts championed by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) to lock in a recurring $14 million increase in state funding for the Erie School District could soon payoff as legislation securing the funding is headed to the Governor’s desk for enactment into law.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Senator Laughlin’s Consumer Protection Measure

October 17, 2017
The Senate today (October 17) approved a measure introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) that will better protect consumers from unreasonably excessive building inspection fees and unnecessary construction costs. Listen     [Read More]

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Roundtable on Blight/Revitalization Issues

September 11, 2017
Senate Majority Policy Committee - September 13, 2017     [Read More]

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Laughlin Applauds Animal Protection Bill Signing

June 28, 2017
Senator Dan Laughlin offers remarks at the bill signing for House Bill 1238. The new law, now known as Act 10 of 2017, updates and clarifies the existing animal abuse statute and increasing the penalties for abusing any animal.     [Read More]