The weather for this afternoon’s Winterfest Parade in Hollidaysburg was about as good as it gets for late November. They had an unusually large crowd, presumably because of it or maybe it was because Charlotte was the parade emcee? I left there for a memorial service in Huntingdon for Hattie, the service dog that we named legislation after a couple of years ago. Hattie was attacked several years ago by another dog and suffered physical, as well as emotional, damage. The retraining and recertification involved for a service animal is substantial– months of time and thousands of dollars. These costs are not usually considered by the courts in cases like this. Hattie’s law will make sure they are in the future. Most of the stories I saw statewide concerned the possibility of the legislature coming back early in January to finish a few bills before Tom Corbett leaves office. The Democrats don’t like that.