News Releases

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

 

State Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) today introduced bipartisan legislation to legalize adult use marijuana in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

State Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) will host a press conference today (February 24) at 12:30 p.m., in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in the State Capitol Complex to discuss their bipartisan legislation to legalize adult use marijuana in Pennsylvania.   Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

05

2021

February 05, 2021

A comprehensive $912 million relief package to help restaurants, schools, employers, and tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received final legislative approval on Friday and was sent to the Governor’s desk for enactment into law, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, who strongly supported the bill.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

Senator Dan Laughlin issued the following statement in regard to the Governor’s proposed $40.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which includes a $3.1 billion (8.2 percent) increase in state spending and an increase in the state personal income tax (PIT) rate from 3.07 percent to 4.49 percent (a 46.3 percent hike).   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

After nearly a year of living under the conditions — and addressing the threats — created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finally seeing some positive steps as the nation and the Commonwealth work to provide vaccinations against the virus.   [Read More]

Jan

27

2021

January 27, 2021

The Senate approved a bill today that would strengthen penalties against individuals charged with possession of child pornography, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, who supported the legislation.   [Read More]