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Good to spend time with those folks

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 5, 2015

It was a very pretty Fall day. I had an appointment with a local government entity this morning and a town hall tonight. The town hall was at the Metal Twp. Fire Hall in Fannettsburg. We had a small group, … Read more>

We’re still at square one

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 4, 2015

The papers had primarily budget related stories today with the exception of the latest with Kathleen Kane. Turns out her recent threat to release “porn” emails allegedly involving Supreme Court Justice Mike Eakin, were emails already released months before. These … Read more>

A good meal and getting warmed up

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 3, 2015

I was out most of the day in the cold and rain. We had a booth at Tyrone Rotary’s Farm/City Day, as usual. The crowd was pretty slim, but the folks that did come out seemed to enjoy themselves. I … Read more>

My bet is that taxpayers will like it

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 2, 2015

The word “porn” has been used to describe the content of the emails Kathleen Kane is poised to release. I reviewed some of the emails that were the subject of her previous targets, and that word, used by her and … Read more>

Thanks to all of our township officials

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 1, 2015

Another perjury charge was announced today against Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The charge was the result of the discovery of a statement she signed shortly after taking office, swearing secrecy to grand jury information obtained prior to her taking office. … Read more>

It’s put up or shut up time for the Governor

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 30, 2015

Today marks three full months without a budget. The Governor and Democrats have stated recently that the votes are in place to pass his massive tax increases if only the Republican leadership would put his proposal up for a floor … Read more>

There’s no sign of that so far

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 29, 2015

The Governor wasted no time vetoing the emergency funding bills this afternoon. He followed his vetoes with a tweet that he’s ready to “fight,”
then followed that with a letter to every legislator saying that he has “made significant overtures” … Read more>

Remember them the next time you sit down for a good meal

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 28, 2015

There were, a record, 3 budget meetings today. As of this afternoon, nothing new to report, maybe tonight something will break. My schedule changed this evening and permitted me to attend the Cumberland County Farm Bureau’s Annual Dinner. It’s always … Read more>

That’s a big difference

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 27, 2015

Most of the stories today concerning government were about John Boehner’s resignation. There were surprisingly few on state issues. The Pope also took up a lot of ink. So, the House and Senate both go into session tomorrow. There is … Read more>

They deserve our appreciation

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 26, 2015

I had a couple of places to visit this morning after my men’s fellowship. I went to the “Out of the Darkness Community Walk” at Mansion Park. They publicized that the event was “to honor our loved ones, raise awareness, … Read more>