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I’m looking to forward to seeing folks

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 27, 2015

I attended a Governor’s Advisory Board for Probation meeting this morning in Harrisburg. It went a little longer than usual as we discussed funding problems with county probation departments. I got back to the Jaffa Shrine by mid-afternoon. I spoke … Read more>

It’s Sports Show weekend!

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 26, 2015

I was part of a panel of four Senators who spoke at a meeting of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber this morning. You may have caught it on PCN. It was a nice venue and the folks in charge kept it … Read more>

Another full schedule

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 25, 2015

The Senate State Government Committee passed my Paycheck Protection bill today. We now have both the statutory and constitutional amendment bills through the committee. It was a good morning. I met with more cabinet nominees today and had a town … Read more>

Hope to see folks there

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 24, 2015

We had a long afternoon in caucus and session working through nominees for Bucks County Court and the 26 names Tom Corbett sent over before he left office. The plan tomorrow is to run most of the former Governor’s nominees, … Read more>

What the governor does with these bills remains to be seen

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 23, 2015

The Senate is not wasting any time in moving good legislation through the chamber. Today, we voted out my consumer protection bill on requiring Navigators to register with the PA Insurance Dept. and undergo a criminal background check. It was … Read more>

Then again, maybe there isn’t

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 22, 2015

The big story in the papers this Sunday is about problems with the two nominees for the PA Supreme Court. One nominee has an email under scrutiny and one had a complaint in his file concerning discrimination at his place … Read more>

They never let the facts get in the way of their message

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 21, 2015

The snow just kept coming. I thought it was supposed to stop this afternoon, oh well. I saw a letter to the editor in a local paper today that accused me of taking money and being controlled by “the Koch … Read more>

What a February!

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 20, 2015

I attended an announcement this afternoon at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton. They are constructing a major addition to their water park and the group assembled was excited about the news. It’s millions invested and well over 100 more jobs. … Read more>

The long-term prognosis for our deer population is not good

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 19, 2015

I was on the road again today. This afternoon, I joined Rep. Paul Schemel and a room full of volunteers and supporters for a media day event to promote this year’s Flannery’s Pub Run. This will be the 3rd Annual … Read more>

Thanks to all who braved the elements

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 18, 2015

With the cabinet nominees making their rounds in the Senate on top of the usual mega-list of people who want a meeting, my schedule in Harrisburg is about as full as I’ve ever seen it. I met with two cabinet … Read more>