State Senator Dan Laughlin (R) 49th District, was appointed today to serve on the Senate Committee that oversees economic development and job creation initiatives in the Commonwealth. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati appointed Senator Laughlin to serve on the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, the panel charged with overseeing state initiatives designed to boost community and business growth and spur job creation, as well as regulations governing the gaming industry in Pennsylvania.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on this committee. When I joined the Senate my primary goal was to bring financial relief to the Erie School District. Thankfully, we were able to accomplish that,” Senator Laughlin said. “My main focus now is to bring jobs back to Erie and the best place for me to have a strong influence in those matters is to serve as a member of this important committee. I will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of issues that impact the City of Erie. I look forward to working with my colleagues to help make Erie County and the Commonwealth better places to live and do business.”
As part of the move to the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, Senator Laughlin gave up his seat on the Senate Education Committee. He retains his assignments as Vice Chairman of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee and as a member of four other committees: Banking & Insurance, Game & Fisheries, Labor & Industry, and Urban Affairs & Housing.